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Expect Watson Powered Apps to Come to the Cloud Soon

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of IBM reports, “Next generation leaders push themselves everyday to answer this key question: How can my organization make a difference? IBM is helping deliver the answer with new apps that are powered by Watson from Ecosystem Partners to improve the quality of life – from better managing health…

Please Index Foreign Keys!

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by Michael Blaha In the database literature, the lore has been to first design a schema and then predict the query mix to decide on a tuning strategy. This approach can work, but it is risky and error prone. A small misjudgment of the query mix can lead to vastly inferior performance. For many applications…

OpenStack Launches Juno, Bringing Added Focus on Big Data

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by Angela Guess Frederic Lardinois of TechCrunch reports, “OpenStack, the open source software for building public and private clouds that’s being backed by a wide variety of industry heavyweights, today launched Juno, its latest point release. As usual, this release includes updates to all of the platform’s services, which now span the gamut from cloud…

BlueData Offers Free 5-Node License of EPIC Enterprise Big Data Private Cloud Platform

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “BlueData, the pioneer in Big Data private clouds, today announced a free 5-node license of EPIC™ Enterprise, the industry’s first Big Data software that enables enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on-premises. The deployment is fully supported by BlueData. Organizations that deploy BlueData…

Data-Ed Webinar: Trends in Data Modeling

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on October 14, 2014 Data-Ed Online: Trends in Data Modeling from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Businesses cannot compete without data. Every organization produces and consumes it. Data trends are hitting the mainstream and businesses are adopting buzzwords…

Data-Ed Slides: Trends in Data Modeling

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on October 14, 2014 Data-Ed Online: Trends in Data Modeling from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Businesses cannot compete without data. Every organization produces and consumes it. Data trends are hitting the mainstream and businesses are adopting…

Maximizing Cloud Utility

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by Jelani Harper Cloud Computing is arguably the hub of the technologies that are at the forefront of the contemporary Data Management landscape. It enables the best of them—Big Data, analytics, mobile access—to work together as a synthesis that is greater than the sum of the individual parts. Whether it’s being used as a means…

Big Data and the Greater Good

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by Angela Guess Anjali Acharya of NetApp recently wrote for Forbes, “Big data offers huge opportunity. We often discuss its many benefits to businesses, but it can also be used to dramatically improve the lives of millions of people. What if we knew when crops would be affected by bad climate? What if we could…

Three Core Steps to Implementing a Data Governance Program

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi of Information Age recently wrote, “Just as with any successful data quality programme, it is essential to have clearly defined and documented processes (and associated deliverables) in place – setting out how things such as data-quality reporting and issue management should be handled… [R]esponsibility is key. Defining who is responsible…