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Reducing Business Costs with Better Data Archiving

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by Angela Guess Dennis McCafferty recently wrote for Baseline Magazine, “Organizations are saving literally millions in risk mitigation and reduced operational and capital costs through effective use of their data archiving systems, according to a recent survey from Iron Mountain. However, the accompanying report, ‘Mining for Insight: Rediscovering the Data Archive,’ states that companies could…

TopQuadrant Launches TopBraid Suite 5.0

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by Angela Guess A new release out of the company reports, “TopQuadrant™, a leading enterprise metadata and semantic data integration company, today announced the release of version 5.0 of TopBraid Suite, a collection of web-based solutions that simplify the development and management of standards-based, model-driven solutions for enterprise taxonomy, ontology and metadata management, reference data…

A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess R2D3 has created a visualization to explain the basics of machine learning in simple, visual terms. As Mark Wilson of Fast Company explains, “From Google’s auto-sorting Inbox, to Microsoft’s unparalleled image recognition, we owe machine learning our gratitude for many of the magical experiences lurking inside software. But how does it actually…

5 Reasons Developers Should Build Their NLP and Semantic Search Skills

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by Angela Guess Nitin Agrawal recently wrote for Financial Express, “It at times feels magical that Search engines know, with unbelievable accuracy, exactly what you are looking for. This is the result of a heavy investment in NLP [natural language processing] and Semantic technologies. These, along with speech-recognition, have the potential of enabling a future…

Why Doesn’t SOA Use Data Models?

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by Michael Blaha The short answer is that’s there’s no good reason. SOA, the Service-Oriented Architecture, is a popular approach for organizing business functionality. From the literature it’s clear that SOA’s emphasis is on programming. That’s ironic given that most SOA services deal with the reading and writing of data. We seldom see SOA developers…

9 MDM Trends to Follow

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by Angela Guess Joe Panettieri reports for Information Management, “Even as the Master Data Management (MDM) market matures, major industry shifts continue to unfold. Those shifts could redefine how organizations tackle data governance, customer service, supply chain management and other key business issues. Here are nine MDM trends customers must navigate, according to Aaron Zornes,…

Maintaining the Provenance of Your Big Data

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by Angela Guess Margaret Harrist of Oracle recently wrote in Forbes, “Thirty years ago, a con man named John Drewe pulled off what might be the most elaborate and damaging art fraud of the twentieth century. He befriended and persuaded a talented painter named John Myatt to create forgeries of famous works of art, and…