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Machine Learning and Big Data: What you Need to Know

Gil

by Gil Allouche Needless to say, big data is hot in tech right now. And it has a right to be. Understanding and acting on large quantities of data lets companies make business decisions more accurately and cheaply than ever. Consumers leave digital footprints through every view, click, and save. With big data, consumer preferences…

Specify the Data Model and the Database Design

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha Many organizations today outsource software development. You, the customer, specify your requirements and the vendor is supposed to build software that meets your requirements. But requirements are not sufficient as a specification. With this common scenario, you have no control over the quality of the software being built. Furthermore, you have no…

Database Modernization: Treat It Like an Evolution, Not a Revolution

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by Evaldo Horn De Oliveira Most of today’s industries require the ability to store data while simultaneously allowing end-user access. However, the modern concept of a database hasn’t always been the main technology used to store data. A wide selection of alternative methods has been used over the years to store and retrieve data, such…

Characteristics of a Great Enterprise Data Modeler – Part II

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by Karen Lopez In a previous post, I wrote about five characteristics of a great data modeler and why it’s important to assess these traits during the interview process.  I continue here with five more characteristics. That brings us to a total of ten. In the comments below, I’d love to hear about other characteristics you’d want…

Powerful Facts about Big Data

Gil

by Gil Allouche Maybe your company is considering implementing some sort of big data strategy for the first time. Or, maybe you already have implemented a big data strategy, but you’re not sure if it was the right decision. Maybe you’ve just heard about big data and want to understand a little more about this…

Use Cases are Overblown

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha A use case is a piece of functionality that an app can perform. Each app has many use cases and the use cases taken collectively specify the app’s functionality. For an example, consider an app for tracking library loan records. Some use cases are: borrow books, borrow magazines, return books, return magazines,…

Semantic SOA makes Sense!

dave duggal

by Dave Duggal While it’s no longer trendy to talk about Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) due to limited initial results, it is implicitly the architectural-style of our age. Our applications and processes increasingly depend on distributed and diverse systems, databases, and devices. Modern Enterprise, Cloud, Web, Mobile and Internet-of-Things app development all take advantage of…

The Larger Stakes Behind Big Data Ethics

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by James Kobielus Ethics isn’t just a bunch of guidelines to help us refrain from spying on and stalking each other. But you wouldn’t know that if you’re following popular discussions of so-called “big data ethics.” As far as most commentators on the subject are concerned, the ethical dilemmas surrounding big data can all be…

How to Know if You’re Ready for a Chief Data Officer

Jesse Jacobsen

by Jesse Jacobsen Before elaborating on how a company can know if they need a Chief Data Officer (CDO), it’s important to understand what a CDO does. According to Richard Wang, one of the organizers of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium, if someone tells you they know how…