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Big Data, Data, And Governance

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by Ian Rowlands I’m wrestling with what started out as a simple question for me, but which is becoming more complex daily as I talk to people about it. As the Big Data phenomenon has more and more of an influence on the shape and direction of the way Information Technology supports business, what does…

NoSQL != NoDataModeling, But it is Different

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by Karen Lopez I had a fabulous time last month chatting with Dan McCreary ( blog | twitter ) about NoSQL projects and data modeling. It was a follow up to my post NoSQL != NoDataModeling, where I wrote about telling the NoSQL data story.  If you missed the show, you can listen now to the…

Addressing the Big Data Talent Shortage

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by Gil Allouche Big data is growing at an enormous rate. There’s more data than ever, and there are more industries beginning to institute big data technology too. Each day there emerge more and more ways in which big data can positively affect our lives and increase effectiveness and efficiency. It’s also becoming easier and…

How Data Visualization Leads to New Business Insights

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by Keith Cawley According to the Social Science Research Network, 65% of individuals are visual learners. Past civilizations used simple visualizations to easily digest and comprehend information. Today, businesses use infographics, photos, and videos to connect with their customers. Forbes magazine stated, “Most of us process information based on what we see. Sure, we’ll share…

Rapidly Delivering Data Quality Metrics with a Repeatable Process: Is Your Data Fit?

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by Cecily Dennis and Dan Meers Data quality metrics are instrumental in gauging the overall health of an enterprise. Poor data quality impacts your resources, morale, productivity, compliance, customer retention and bottom line.  Asking the question, “Is Your Data Fit?”  is too broad based and reactive.  Evaluating data quality and moving to a proactive capability…

Moving Databases to the Cloud

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by Gerardo Dada It seems like every organization is looking at what can be moved—or should be moved—to the cloud. However, the cloud is clearly not for everything; as with any technology there are benefits and tradeoffs. As such, it is important for all IT professionals to understand when and how the cloud is advantageous…

July 2014 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

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Unbelievably we are half way through 2014. For Americans, this means the celebration of the country’s birthday with barbeque, music, and fireworks. I was no exception in this and partook in all three traditions. And as we were sitting at the very long table with family and friends, the subject of data came up. It’s…

Hadoop or Relational – Wrong Question

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by Gil Allouche Big data is on the rise. It’s being implemented by more businesses than ever, and it’s becoming even more available because of big data in the cloud which gives affordable, quality access to businesses of all sizes. The increasing popularity and accessibility make big data extremely attractive to many different businesses, which…

Why Isn’t Data Governance Viewed More Strategically?

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by Ian Rowlands Yes, I know I’ve been quiet recently. Three separate things have slowed my blogging down. One is that work has been really busy. That’s a good thing, of course, but it limits time for thinking and writing!  The second thing is that I’ve actually taken some vacation and I just didn’t have…

NoSQL != NoDataModeling

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by Karen Lopez This week I again came across a few articles on the Internet (they must be true!) that insist NoSQL means people get data faster, with none of that nasty business of data modeling or analysis. While it’s wonderful to hear about advances in data science, I’m still not convinced that these sentiments…