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Myth 2 – Meaningless Normalization

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by Karen Lopez Does this happen to you: someone gives you a table structure and asks you to say what normal form it’s in?  You look at it, see something that looks like repeating groups and some columns that look like they aren’t supposed to be mixed up with all those other columns (lets say…

Big Data Cancer Platform COTA Secures $3.7M

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by Angela Guess Fred Pennic of HIT Consultant reports, “The promise of value-based care and big data insights in healthcare are undeniable. But few have found a way to integrate it in a real-life setting and obtain the consensus of payers, providers, patients, technology partners etc. COTA, which today closed $3.7M in Series A funding…

Big Data at Work In Chicago

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by Angela Guess Russel Cooke of Diginomica reports, “Business Insider might think it has found the 18 most innovative cities in the world but Chicago is by far the largest American city to announce plans aimed at exploiting the benefits of big data. Although in pilot phase today on Michigan Avenue, the city plans to…

Big Data May Be Sexy, But It’s Not Mainstream Yet

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by Angela Guess H.O. Maycotte of Forbes recently wrote, “There’s a lot of hype around big data and its potential uses. After all, the technology alone is awe-inspiring, taking us all out of spreadsheets and applying, at scale, what we know humans understand best: visuals. The need for these big data visualizations has spawned off…

Data Management as a Science

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by Jelani Harper The overall purpose of an organization’s Data Management strategy is sure to vary according to industry and organizational objectives, business requirements and operations procedures. Despite these variables, there is a common goal for virtually every Data Management initiative regardless of industry, business focus or even enterprise size and resource allocation—to make data…

Basho Releases Riak Enterprise 2.0

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by Angela Guess Toby Wolpe of ZDNet reports, “Database firm Basho says newly-available Riak Enterprise 2.0 will open the distributed NoSQL key-value data store to a wider audience and to new use cases, with extra data types and integrated Apache Solr search. Additional distributed data types in the new enterprise-supported version of the database, which…

The Turf War Between CIOs and CMOs Is Dead

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by Angela Guess Michael Hickins of Forbes recently opined, “The much-hyped turf war between chief information officers and chief marketing officers is dead – if it even ever existed. It’s certainly true that there’s a pretty big turf for them to battle over, as illustrated by the $50 billion+ that marketers already spend on Big…

Banking, CDOs, and Country-Specific Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Andrew Waxman of American Banker recently wrote, “These are heady times for chief data officers. People in these often newly-created positions have a mandate to introduce major changes in data management and are given healthy budgets to grow teams and equip them with requisite tools. Budgets and resources, however, go only so…

RWDG Webinar: Data Governance and Metadata Best Practice

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on September 18, 2014 Real-World Data Governance Webinar: Data Governance and Metadata Best Practice from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Best practices are defined as a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved…

RWDG Slides: Data Governance and Metadata Best Practice

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on September 18, 2014 Real-World Data Governance Webinar: Data Governance and Metadata Best Practice from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Best practices are defined as a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those…