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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!

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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…

Three Ways HTAP Boosts the Bottom Line

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by Eric Frenkiel Speeding up databases and business infrastructure only adds value to a business’s bottom line when that speed opens up new channels of revenue or delivers new savings. Often it’s real-time analytics that makes the difference because it enables companies to extract value from data before it reaches some time threshold. Unfortunately, many…

Characteristics of a Great Enterprise Data Modeler, Part I

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by Karen Lopez Have you been searching for an enterprise data modeler for your team? How’s that going? About as well as the Canadian Men’s Soccer Team’s chances in the World Cup? I thought so. I’m hearing from many organizations that they are having a tough time finding experienced, enterprise class data modelers. I have some…

Data Governance and the Little League Coach

Janine Joseph

by Janine Joseph I believe you can find Data Governance everywhere you look. It’s not just about how we run our business at work; it’s also about how we run our lives outside of work. It’s not called Data Governance at home, but it surrounds us every day. The latest example of this for me…

August 2014 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

I receive many press releases each day containing various pieces of news companies and PR firms would like DATAVERSITY to cover. Sometimes I send them to be covered in our Data Daily News section. Sometimes I take up offers of interviewing people within the companies to dive deeper into the topic, then connect the interviewee…

DGIQ14: What You Missed If You Didn’t Visit the Exhibition Hall

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by Barbara K. Turner Last month I attended the Data Governance and Information Quality Conference. The conference is known to be the world’s largest event dedicated entirely to data governance and information quality.  In addition to an agenda filled with six tracks of conference sessions and tutorial, the conference hosted a technology forum. There was…