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BI May Finally Meet Its Potential Via Big Data

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWrite recently wrote, “Business Intelligence was the buzzword of the 1990s, scoring oodles of venture capital cash and plenty of customers, a huge percentage of which never got much value from their hefty investments. The promise of BI, like Big Data today, was to give business users the tools…

Degrees of Data Structuring – Again

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by Michael Brackett Data management is faced with a large and growing lexical challenge.  Many terms are created that do not have roots, prefixes, or suffixes applicable to data management.  Many terms are used, misused, abused, and abandoned when their usefulness is over.  Many terms are undefined or multi-defined and have no denotative definitions that…

Creating an Internal Center of Excellence for Data Governance

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by Angela Guess David Booth of Marketing Land recently wrote, “If you’re like most organizations, you’re either in the thick of, or just putting the finishing touches on, your 2015 planning. Odds are good that your strategy for the coming year is going to depend on data and analytics. And while there has never before…

Seven Israeli Big Data Startups to Watch

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by Angela Guess Napier Lopez of The Next Web reports, “UpWest Labs  is a US-based accelerator that brings promising Israeli startups to a four month program in Silicon Valley for a chance to break out big. This is UpWest Labs’ eighth class to make it to California – here’s a look at what they have…

Hortonworks Takes First Step Toward an IPO

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by Angela Guess Ron Miller of TechCrunch reports, “Hortonworks, the big data processing platform built on top of the open source Apache Hadoop filed its S-1 paperwork today as its first step toward an initial public offering. In doing so it beat competitors Cloudera and MapR to the punch. Hortonworks offers a big data processing…

CDO Webinar: The Status of the Chief Data Officer

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on November 6, 2014 The Chief Data Officer’s Agenda: The Status of the Chief Data Officer from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> This Webinar was Sponsored by: About the Webinar CDOs are a hot topic of discussion, but does the reality…

CDO Slides: The Status of the Chief Data Officer

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on November 6, 2014 The Chief Data Officer’s Agenda: The Status of the Chief Data Officer from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of the presentation, click HERE>> This Webinar was Sponsored by: About the Webinar CDOs are a hot topic of discussion, but does the…

Fighting Health Crises with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Nuria Oliver of Tech Crunch recently wrote, “Last year, I gave a talk at WIRED 2013​ on how anonymous and aggregated mobile phone data can be used to understand and combat the spread of infectious diseases. I described a study that we carried out in my research team a few years ago,…

Altoros Releases In-Depth Scoring Framework for Custom Evaluation of NoSQL Data Stores

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Altoros, a leading Cloud Foundry integration specialist, released a 53-page report that features a comprehensive scoring framework for custom evaluation of NoSQL data stores. Unlike other studies that focus on one or two dimensions only, this research approaches NoSQL databases from 20+ technical…