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Database Predictions for 2015

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by Evaldo Horn de Oliveira This fall has been an exciting time with an extended European tour. The trip began with the Gartner ITxpo in Barcelona followed by visits with customers in London and Europe. It was a pleasure to see the warm reception we received everywhere we went. The topic on everyone’s mind was…

The File-less Organization: Why Excel Isn’t Enough for Businesses

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by Saar Bitner I recently sat in a work meeting in which a few colleagues were presenting some statistics from the just finished quarter. Everyone had, of course, prepared a few Excel-generated spreadsheets and graphs to present. Very quickly, we realized that although every person in the room was supposedly working with the same data,…

Do Use Referential Integrity

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha Generally the most pressing problems for software development concern quality, time to market, and cost. If you define referential integrity (RI) in your software you can improve all three of these items. RI improves quality by ensuring that data references truly exist and cannot be dangling. RI also reduces development time and…

Welcome to the Era of Analytics for All

Anjul Bhambri

by Anjul Bhambhri Unlocking data to make better business decisions has become a crucial part of success across a variety of professions. In fact, 83 percent of business leaders cite big data and analytics an important part of their plan to enhance competitiveness. The rise of data and analytics in the enterprise has created a need…

December 2014 Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Registration is open! Registration is open! Registration for the 19th annual Enterprise Data World Conference and Expo (EDW) is now open. It’s one of our biggest conferences of the year co-produced with DAMA International, and this year it’s being held in Washington, DC. Register by January 23rd and save up to $300. And in the…

The Challenges of Master Data Management in the Internet of Things

James Kobielus

by James Kobielus Master data management (MDM) will come to the Internet of Things (IoT), if it hasn’t already. MDM refers to governance over your core enterprise data of record. Does IoT data fit that description? Well, if you’ve implemented IoT in an industrial “sensor Internet” that keeps track of the identities, configurations, behaviors, and…

HELP WANTED: IT Skill(z) in the Digital Age

J. Packy Laverty

by J. Packy Laverty, Ph.D. We live in a world where nearly everyone walks around with a computer in his or her pocket, and almost all business and life functions – from cashing a paycheck to checking the weather – are digitally driven. What many don’t know when accessing these solutions is that the mainframe…

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…