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Modeling Mind and Body with Spark

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by James Kobielus What is Apache Spark best for? It’s the right tool for modeling any massively distributed, continually streaming, in-memory connectivity graph that processes sensor data and drives optimized next best actions in a spatio-temporal context. What fits that exceptionally complex use-case description better than the neural network of which one’s brain is the…

Why Doesn’t SOA Use Data Models?

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha The short answer is that’s there’s no good reason. SOA, the Service-Oriented Architecture, is a popular approach for organizing business functionality. From the literature it’s clear that SOA’s emphasis is on programming. That’s ironic given that most SOA services deal with the reading and writing of data. We seldom see SOA developers…

New Postgres Feature Integrates Siloed Data

Pierre-Fricke

by Pierre Fricke With CIOs struggling to harness a patchwork of data solutions and siloes, newly enhanced Foreign Data Wrappers for Postgres provide critical integration for consistent data management and analysis In today’s digital age companies are trying to store, manage and make sense of vast pools of information. Data has also become more varied…

Big Data is Pointless if You Can’t Use It to Make Money

Jonathan Buckley

by Jonathan Buckley The hype surrounding the big data movement is enormous. The way some organizations talk about it, big data can solve every single problem a business faces and provide guaranteed success well into the future. While the hype may be a tad overblown, make no mistake that big data carries with it numerous…

PII – It’s Not a Greek Fraternity or a Math Symbol

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by Cathy Nolan Buzzing around the fringes of Data Security and ready to sting your organization is the acronym, PII. According to Wikipedia, personally identifiable information (PII), or Sensitive Personal Information (SPI), are used in US privacy law and information security, and is information that can be used on its own, or with other information, to identify, contact, or…

Will Data Governance Survive A GREXIT Threat?

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by Ian Rowlands As I write, just after mid-day, New York time, on June 30, 2015, we are less than 6 hours from Greece missing a payment of $1.6 bn to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF says it’s going to describe Greece as being in arrears, rather than in default. Pretty much everyone else…

How Content Intelligence makes Big Data Valuable

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by Ann Kelly We’ve all heard of Big Data and the three V’s: Volume, Velocity and Variety. These dimensions are the key business drivers pushing organizations to look at alternatives to traditional systems. As the amount of data (volume) continues to increase at a rate (velocity) unmatched in prior history and the variety of data…

Data is Immortal, but Not Immune to Decay

Martin Doyle

by Martin Doyle Data exists in a dangerous state of near-non existence. Few businesses would risk not having backups in place. With cloud computing becoming commonplace in enterprise, we’ve come to accept that our data will be replicated and stored in duplicate. Even data that is intentionally deleted can often be recovered. When Yahoo! purchased…