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July 2014 Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

What a busy month we had in June! We had so much going on behind the scenes, I’m excited to start bringing them to the forefront and make at least one announcement. I started to elude to the launch of a new site in my June Letter, and I am pleased to announce the expanded…

Navigating the Intersection of Analytics and Data Management

Kimberly Nevala

by Kimberly Nevala As analytics becomes pervasive, standard operating paradigms for data management are being challenged. In some cases new models compliment established practices while others are on a collision course. Successfully responding requires a shift in the operating models we are willing to consider. Which does not imply an either/or proposition. It’s no coincidence…

CAPTCHA as CAPTCHA Can

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by James Kobielus I’m curious whether the Turing test makes sense in a world where the practical boundaries between humans and computers are dissolving rapidly. Does the distinction between people and machines really matter all that much anymore? The distinction is blurred every time you defer to a recommendation engine or turn left at your…

Clearing the Air on Databases in the Cloud

Gerardo A Dada

by Gerardo Dada Make no mistake, the cloud is here and it’s here to stay. The cost savings, flexibility and agility benefits cloud computing offers are too great to assume otherwise. However, many organizations are struggling to figure out exactly how to most intelligently leverage the cloud; specifically, what infrastructure elements to migrate off-premises and…

How Big Data is used for Good Game Matchmaking

Jonathan Buckley

by Jonathan Buckley To some people, video games are more than just a hobby or a fun way to pass the time. In some cases, gamers are all about competition, and that’s seen the most through multiplayer games. Some gamers have even been able to carve out a career on the competitive gaming circuit, but…

Planning a Summer Vacation? Hackers are Waiting for You!

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by Cathy Nolan Wouldn’t it be nice to get offline for a couple of weeks and ignore all those annoying emails? Unfortunately most of us can’t completely “disconnect” either because of work or because we want to keep in touch with family and friends while we travel. That means it’s up to us to weigh…

Why Data Modelers Don’t Want to Automate

Reasons Why Data Modelers Don't Automate

by Karen Lopez In this month’s Heart of Data Modeling Webinar, The Best Data Modeler is a Lazy Data Modeler, I gave tips on how to get started automating the most mindless data modeling tasks.  But in preparing for my demos, my ears were ringing with thoughts of discussions I’ve had in the past with data…

What is Content Intelligence?

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by Ann Kelly All organizations have it. It’s the human in­telligence found in every organization, every impression, perception, experience, decision and reasoning process of the people around you. It hides in e-mails, contracts, technical documents, meeting notes, blog posts, pro­posals, project plans, online chats and customer support records. It’s stored in con­tent management systems, on…

June 2015 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Every year we produce at least two Research Papers, starting with a survey to serve as the backbone of the paper. Last month we started the first paper and sent out a survey on Modeling NoSQL. We have known for some time that this was a very hot topic for our readers, and the survey…

Want to be a Data Scientist? Emulate a 5-Year Old

Kimberly Nevala

by Kimberly Nevala Consider the following conversation with my young nephew, code name Mark. … Mark [determined]: Why can’t I? Me [desperate]: Because you are five. Mark [unfazed]: Why am I five? Me [stupefied]: Because you were born 5 years ago. Mark [genuinely interested]: How was I born 5 years ago? Me [smarter than I…