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To Err is Human, to Keep Erring is Stupid

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by John Ladley Apologies to Alexander Pope, who penned “To err is human, to forgive, divine.”  But it is a good statement to set the context with this month’s blog. Most of us reading this are dealing with data quality, data governance and other information-related topics.  If you are any amount of effort into these…

Enabling a Solid Big Data Infrastructure

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi of Information Age reports, “Data management is really not a new thing. But today businesses have access to more sources of data than ever before, including social and online, to mix with the data they already have about our customers and their behaviours… It’s no longer simple transactional behaviour and so…

The Ultra-Selective Data Incubator in New York Set to Begin in June

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by Angela Guess Eric Blattberg of Venture Beat reports, “There are plenty of programmers who can match a startup’s pace. There are plenty of PhDs with solid research backgrounds. But there’s a serious dearth of job applicants equipped with both skill sets. Foursquare veteran Michael Li is working on a solution: a hacker bootcamp for data…

Dataguise Announces the Industry’s First Big Data Protection Partner Program

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Dataguise, the leading provider of Big Data security and protective intelligence solutions, today announced the industry’s first Big Data Protection Partner Program (BDP3). The Dataguise BDP3 is built around the Dataguise product suite, which delivers data privacy protection and risk assessment analytics that allow…

Sponsor Spotlight Column: Rich Reimer of Splice Machine on Databases

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Rich Reimer, the Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at Splice Machine. Splice Machine are the developers of the only transactional SQL-on-Hadoop database for real-time Big Data applications. Their product maintains the industry standard SQL while still providing the many advantages of NoSQL databases. Splice Machine are a…

How to Build a Big Data R&D Team

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by Angela Guess Jim Meyerle, co-founder of Evolv recently wrote for The Next Web, “As a co-founder at a big data analytics software company, where recruiting talented data scientists and engineers often feels like finding a needle in a haystack, I regularly get asked about lessons learned in building world class, big data-focused R&D teams. Given…

5 Steps to Capitalizing on Big Data

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by Angela Guess Inhi Cho Suh, IBM’s Vice President of Big Data, recently shared five steps for taking advantage of Big Data with Forbes. The list begins, “(1) Build a corporate culture that’s savvy about big data and analytics. Organizations are becoming much more data driven, applying insights to everything from key business processes and decisions to the…