Enterprise Information Management

Increasing Investor Interest in Big Data

by Angela Guess Justin Menza of CNBC reports, “Many big software stalwarts like SAP, Oracle, IBM  and Teradata  have been busy investing in their own big data solutions. SAP told CNBC last month that the three emerging technologies of cloud computing, mobility and big data are all growing triple digits. Adobe Systems  is even looking to become the big data company for digital…

MDM Evolving to Suit NoSQL

by Angela Guess Loraine Lawson of IT Business Edge recently discussed the overlap between MDM and NoSQL. She writes, “Master data management is an established industry, but there’s still a lot of movement and innovation, which continues to surprise me. Just last month, for instance, Informatica arranged a stock buyout of the Germany-based Heiler Software MDM.…

Data Quality Vital to MDM

by Angela Guess Andy Hayler has written an article for Computer Weekly regarding the importance of solid data quality to any Master Data Management effort. He writes, “We are all familiar with examples of the poor data quality that pervades large organisations. How many misspelt versions of your name appear on letters and bills sent…

Informatica’s Case for MDM

by Angela Guess Michael Vizard of IT Business Edge recently reported on Informatica’s latest two-tier case for Master Data Management. He writes, ” IT organizations are increasingly living in two worlds. The first one is fairly well known in that it consists of all the applications that have historically run inside the enterprise. The second…

Hadoop: Stats, Rumors, and the Latest News

by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently reported, “There’s little hard data on the size of the largely private Hadoop market yet, but you can get a clue from looking at what’s going on inside Silicon Valley. The money changing hands and the sizes of the largest players in the space alone are enough…

Master Data Management Decisions Made by the Data Governance Organization

This White Paper is Sponsored by: About this White Paper Master data management (MDM) is about people and process; it is not about technology. Implementing MDM technology alone will not address operational and business process challenges. Rather, “mastering” data involves people taking action through established data policies and processes. This whitepaper discusses how to leverage a Data Governance…

Webinar: Get the Most Out of Your Tools: Data Management Technologies

Get the Most Out of Your Tools: Data Management Technologies from DATAVERSITY To view the slides from this presentation, click HERE. About the Presentation This presentation provides an overview of the many types and classes of useful technology available to data managers.  These include:  computer aided software/systems engineering (CASE) tools, repositories, profiling/discovery tools, data quality…

Slides: Get the Most Out of Your Tools: Data Management Technologies

Get the Most Out of Your Tools: Data Management Technologies from DATAVERSITY To view the recording of this presentation, click HERE. About the Presentation This presentation provides an overview of the many types and classes of useful technology available to data managers.  These include:  computer aided software/systems engineering (CASE) tools, repositories, profiling/discovery tools, data quality…

When Business Rules Fail

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by David Plotkin Business Rules are wonderful things, and I remember what an epiphany they were for me when Ron Ross and Barbara Von Halle began talking and writing about them in the early 90’s. Back then, I was a data modeler — specifically, a logical data modeler (physical would come later) — as well…

7 MDM Best Practices

by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of InformationWeek recently shared seven best practices for Master Data Management. He writes, “Master Data Management (MDM) is the process of establishing and implementing polices, standards and tools for administering data that’s most essential to an enterprise, including information on customers, employees, products and suppliers. ‘When we talk about master…