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The Challenge of Data-Driven Security in the Petabyte Era

James Kobielus

by James Kobielus What keeps security professionals up all night? It’s worrying about the things that might be slipping through the cracks. In an online world of extraordinary complexity, it’s safe to assume that something somewhere is always slipping through the cracks. As I stated in a slightly different context here, the security devil’s in…

When To Use the UML for Databases (And When Not To)

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha The UML is a popular notation for modeling software artifacts. Even though the UML was mostly developed for programming, it is also relevant for databases. This article takes a critical look at using the UML for databases. What is the UML? The UML (an acronym for Unified Modeling Language) is a general-purpose…

Data Management and Low Hanging Fruit

Janine Joseph

Did Steve Jobs Pick Low Hanging Fruit?by Janine Joseph Recently I had a conversation about how we need to “pick the low hanging fruit” for work in Data Management. By picking the low hanging fruit we can start to show quick wins that help support our efforts. While I don’t necessarily disagree with this idea,…

To Err is Human; to Keep Erring is Stupid – Part 2

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by John Ladley On my last blog, I received a comment that I should not call people “stupid.” To be clear, I am not calling anyone stupid. What I am pointing out is the tendency in organizations to continue to do things that just do not contribute to success, or worse, contribute immediately to failure.…

January 2015 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fabulous end to 2014 and are off to a good start in 2015. We certainly have a lot going on here at DATAVERSITY, so let me jump right into the announcements. Starting today, we will be merging the two DATAVERSITY Education, LLC trade journals, DATAVERSITY.net and SemanticWeb.com.…

W3C and OGC to Collaborate to Integrate Spatial Data on the Web

by Eric Franzon The W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced today a new collaboration to improve interoperability and integration of spatial data on the Web. Spatial data —describing geographic locations on the earth and natural and constructed features— enriches location-based consumer services, online maps, journalism, scientific research, government administration, the Internet of Things,…

My 2015 Data Privacy Resolutions – Have You Made Yours?

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by Cathy Nolan 2015 will see increased activity by hackers and identity thieves so along with those yearly resolutions to lose weight, eat healthy, and give up chocolate, this is the ideal time to make some changes to your data privacy behavior. Use my resolutions or make your own list—but make 2015 the “Year of…