Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

Actionable Insight from Data is the Last Competitive Advantage

by Angela Guess A recent article published on IT Web states, “In a business environment where prices and products are so alike, a company’s data and how it is used is one of the last remaining differentiators between mediocrity and excellence, says Dr Tracy Dunbar, Director of BITanium Analytics. In days gone by, business owners…

Data Architecture and Data Structures

by Michael Brackett Data management today is very lexically challenged.  One part of that lexical challenge is a confusion between the terms data architecture and data structure.  The terms are often undefined when used and are often used interchangeably.  The result is confusion about the design, development, and management of an organization’s data resource.  That…

Big Data in Big Cities

by Angela Guess Adam Frank of NPR recently reported, “Sometimes the most powerful and transformative technologies emerge by accident, an unintended consequence of other developments. When this happens, the scope and power of the new technology can’t be fully appreciated until after we have embedded it in our culture. Big Data is all that and much,…

IBM Survey: CMO’s Crunching Big Data

by Angela Guess An article out of the company reports, “IBM’s new survey of marketing professionals finds that chief marketing officers (CMOs) are differentiating their brands by crunching big data in real-time and automating personalized marketing campaigns. The price tag for failing to meet the needs of today’s so-called ‘omni-channel shoppers’ — who frequent both online…

Webinar: Big Challenges in Data Modeling – Modeling Governance

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Big Challenges in Data Modeling – Modeling for Governance – Is There Such a Thing from DATAVERSITY   This Month’s Topic Focus: Modeling Governance – Is There Such a Thing? This Webinar was Sponsored by: About the Presentation We invite you to join us in this monthly DATAVERSITY webinar series, “Big Challenges with Data Modeling”…

Big Data v. Mother Nature

by Angela Guess Chris Morris of CNBC reports, “Just a few years ago, meteorologists regularly shared an inside joke about forecasts: Anything beyond three days is a guess. But on the heels of this week’s disastrous tornadoes in Moore, Okla., and last October’s Hurricane Sandy, it has never been more critical to be able to forecast long range…

Banks Cashing In With Data Mining

by Angela Guess Mindy Powers recently wrote an article for Forbes stating, “Across industries, organizations are collecting and using large sets of data to get a leg up on the competition. One industry that has been particularly aggressive at harnessing the power of data is the banking business. And it’s no wonder. In 2009, the…

IBM Helps Reduce Traffic in Dublin

by Angela Guess According to an article out of the company, “IBM announced it is helping the City of Dublin use Big Data to identify and solve the root causes of traffic congestion in its public transport network throughout the city, which means improved traffic flow and better mobility for commuters. Integrating data from a…

Twitter Buys Big Data Startup Lucky Sort

by Angela Guess Daniel Terdiman of CNet recently wrote, “Twitter’s shopping spree shows no signs of letting up. Today, the social-networking giant said that it has acquired big data startup Lucky Sort. Lucky Sort CEO Noah Pepper said in a blog post that his company’s ‘goal was to make huge document sets easier to analyze, summarize, and…