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Qualitative Data More Important Than General Big Data

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by Angela Guess Katherine Noyes recently wrote for ComputerWorld, “What’s commonly referred to as big data — all those vast ‘lakes’ of numerical measures captured by the enterprise resource planning (ERP), consumer relationship management (CRM) and other business systems so enthusiastically mined by today’s analytics tools — actually amounts to only 10 percent of the…

National Cancer Institute to Fund Informatics Research Grants

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by Angela Guess GenomeWeb reports, “The National Cancer Institute this week announced that it intends to fund multiple research projects related to the development and management of informatics technologies for cancer research. Among the specific technologies of interest to the agency are ones related to data acquisition and analysis, modeling and simulation, and those that…

MarkLogic, RDF, and the Triple Store

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by Angela Guess Writing for Datanami, Alex Woodie recently noted, “There’s a lot of ways companies are trying to store and analyze data today, but one of the most compelling involves graph analytics. MarkLogic, which supports a variant of the graph database known as a semantic triple store, hopes that a recent update puts this…

Big Data Management Courses at Universities: Data Science and Analytics

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by Jelani Harper Traditional university level tracks to careers in Data Management have pertained to Computer Science, Information Management, and Computer Engineering. However, the growing prominence of Big Data in operations and analytics has resulted in an increasing number of collegiate programs expressly designed to account for Big Data. The majority of these programs pertain…

Accenture Launches Advanced Analytics Applications for the Telecom Industry

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Accenture is launching five advanced analytics applications for the telecommunications industry, equipping users with customized analytics insights that can empower them to make smarter, data-driven decisions. Developed through the Accenture Analytics Applications Platform – a scalable platform that develops industry- and function-specific advanced analytics…

RethinkDB Adds Automatics Failover to NoSQL Solution

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by Angela Guess Chris Preimesberger reports for eWeek, “RethinkDB, a scalable NoSQL database that uses intelligence and automation to keep its data content up to date and available at all times, on Aug. 17 released a new version of its product that features automatic failover in case of a power failure or other unplanned outage.…

Intel is Betting Big on the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Stacey Higginbotham recently wrote for Fortune, “On Wednesday Intel doubled down on the Internet of things with a presentation by Diane Bryant, who heads up Intel’s data center group (which brings in $14 billion in annual sales for the chip maker) and Doug Davis, who handles Intel’s Internet of things group. The…

Improving Video Surveillance with Deep Learning

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by Angela Guess Rachel Metz recently wrote for MIT Technology Review, “A startup is making home video monitoring smart enough to figure out whether a dog, cat, or package is heading up your walkway. Camio, which offers an app that lets a smartphone or tablet act as a surveillance camera and works with some individual…

RWDG Webinar: Data Governance & Data Steward Certification

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on August 20, 2015  To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>>  About the Webinar Becoming certified means that you have been provided some form of external review, education, assessment, or audit and that you passed that review. Being certified can make the difference in…