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Don’t Let the “Grifters” Spoil Holiday Gifting

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by Cathy Nolan Your decision to make a charitable donation during the holidays is very generous, but you need to be vigilant if you plan to make that gift count. Americans donate over $45 billion to the almost 2 million non-profits in the U.S. every year, but the 50 worst charities in America devote less…

The Search for Big Data Security Solutions

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by Gil Allouche By this point, it’s undeniable that big data is experiencing some monumental growth throughout the world. This observation is even backed up by the statistics. In fact, in 2013 alone, the big data market experienced growth of 58%, with experts predicting it to hit more than $50 billion by the time 2017…

SQL Is More than Just Store and Retrieve

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by Michael Blaha I often work with programmers to build applications. It never ceases to amaze me that many programmers look at SQL as a store and retrieve mechanism and see nothing more. Their approach is to write programming code for all their logic. It’s not just a matter of programmers being unable to write…

Are APIs going to push legacy technology into the 21st century?

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by Evaldo Horn de Oliveira If you’re like me, you attend numerous IT shows (in fact, I’m writing this while attending a show right now). Although many shows are worth more for the contacts than the content, some offer valuable insights, particularly those focused on trends and directions. Those shows are almost mandatory if you…

November 2014 Letter from the Editor

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As we round the corner well into the fourth quarter of 2014, past Halloween and into the holiday season, companies are talking strategy for 2015. DATAVERSITY is no exception. We are finalizing talks of what we are going to focus on next year and how we are going to improve the quality and quantity of…

10 Tips for Data Modeling in a Hybrid NoSQL/Relational World

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by Karen Lopez During my Big Challenges in Data Modeling; NoSQL webinar, Dan McCreary and I talked about how data modelers should approach NoSQL on development projects.  At the end, I shared these ten tips for working in a hybrid (NoSQL + relational) world.  You can listen to the webinar recording for more details about each.…

Do You Know Where Your Data Is Tonight?

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by Ian Rowlands A while ago I set up a Google alert to track data breaches. Thanks Google – it saves me a lot of trawling. When I started I was getting one, or at most two, hits a day. Now I’m getting three or four every day. Over just the past few days my…

Big Data Is Not the Death Knell of ETL

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by James Kobielus Data is useless if it lacks structure or if there is no opportunity to add structure downstream so that it can be processed, analyzed, and delivered into real-world applications. Structure is the contextual matrix within which data’s value is realized. It refers to the formats, schemas, models, tags, ontologies, patterns, and other…

To SQL, or to NoSQL …: That is STILL the Database Question

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by Evaldo Horn de Oliveira All right, Hamlet database aficionados — we get it. You’re having a hard time deciding what path to take your company down in terms of choosing the right database infrastructure. You spend endless days and nights ruthlessly seeking the answer, and although it may not be as drama-filled a decision…