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If Big Data Isn’t Right for You, Try Little Data

by Angela Guess Raj Sabhlok of Forbes recently wrote, “When I finally clean my office and put things in their rightful place, my anxiety turns to calm. Life feels very different when I have the documents, the phone numbers or the disk that I need right when I need it. The fact is, the right…

MarkLogic Raises $25M to Get More NoSQL Customers

by Angela Guess Jordan Novet of GigaOM reports, “When MarkLogic Founder Christopher Lindblad started working on a database for unstructured data in 2001, his efforts were prescient. Since then, the database market has since seen a proliferation of non-relational, or NoSQL, startups to handle the wide variety of data types that new data sources such…

Oklahoma Partners with IBM to Cut Costs, Improve Services

by Angela Guess A new article out of IBM reports that the company recently announced “it is helping the state of Oklahoma save $15 million over the next five years and ultimately improve services to state residents. As governments institute structural changes in the way agencies measure performance and deliver services, data analytics and new…

DataEd Webinar: Unlock Business Value through Data Governance

DataEd Online: Unlock Business Value through Data Governance from DATAVERSITY  To view just the slides from this recording, click HERE. About the Presentation If your organization understands your function, they see you as an investment.  If your organization does not understand what you do, they are likely to perceive you as a cost.  The goal…

DataEd Slides: Unlock Business Value through Data Governance

DataEd Online: Unlock Business Value through Data Governance from DATAVERSITY To view the recording of this presentation, click HERE. About the Presentation If your organization understands your function, they see you as an investment.  If your organization does not understand what you do, they are likely to perceive you as a cost.  The goal of…

What to Look for in a an Enterprise Cloud Provider

by Ezekiel James Cloud technology is being adopted on a large scale by all sorts of organizations and users, yet the technology itself is still quite new. As with any new-ish technology, there is always some level of reluctance when it comes to early or even on-time adoption. The reality is that the benefits of…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Richard Howey on Data Management

by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed Richard A. Howey, the Senior IT Data Analytics Consultant at UnitedHealth Group.…

Using Big Data to Catch Human Traffickers

by Angela Guess Bernhard Warner of Business Week reports, “Human trafficking is one of the most lucrative of all criminal enterprises. According to recent research (PDF) from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 20.9 million people have been pushed into forced labor, creating a booming $32 billion illicit trade stretching from Laos to…

Health Data More Secure in the Cloud

by Angela Guess David Linthicum of Health Data Management recently wrote, “Public cloud-based platforms are not good locations for health care data, correct? While that may sound right, turns out it’s wrong. As we begin to study security issues in general, we’re finding that cloud-based data storage systems are perhaps more secure than traditional on-premise…

Tunewiki: A Billion Documents and Counting

by Angela Guess A recent article by Don Pinto reports, “TuneWiki now stores more than 1,000,000,000 documents for its service in Couchbase, proving once again the scalability and performance you get with Couchbase. Now that’s a billion fewer things users need to worry about… The other day I had a chance to catch up with…