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Data of the Festive Season

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by Sue Geuens 2012 has come and gone and we are already more than half the way through the month of January 2013. Spending time with your family and friends is a distant memory. People who received presents they didn’t like have already exchanged them for something they do like. People who have been away…

7 Tips for Staying Relevant and Valued as a Data Modeler

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by Karen Lopez 1. Learn about NoSQL database technologies You aren’t going to get any warning when your company’s first NoSQL project shows up.  It might be the result of a 19th-hole acquisition project (when C-level executives are wined and dined by a software vendor) or it might be part of a package solution that…

Frequently Asked Questions about Data Modeling, Part One

Karen Lopez

by Karen Lopez @datachick I deemed last year The Year of Data.  Big Data, Data Analytics, Open Data, Data Breaches, etc. were topics of discussion everywhere, even outside the IT world.  Heck, data management even made it into the US State of the Union Address. I think all this added focus on data has given us a…

January 2013 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

Happy New Year! Hopefully everyone had a great holiday season and is looking towards a prosperous new year. At DATAVERSITY we have put our heads together to decide how we can continue to improve our service to you by providing great content and resources in Data Management. Community is the focus this year for us.…

RAID vs. Drive Rebuilds

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by Dave Logue What happens when a RAID rebuild goes wrong and what can be done to prevent that from happening to you?  To answer the question, you need to understand how data is written to a RAID array and what happens when a drive fails and a rebuild is started.  I am going to…

Big Data Booms in 2012, Spurring Big Opportunities for 2013

Anjul Bhambhri

by Anjul Bhambhri In 2012, big data came to a head as its value in improving business operations were realized, and a shift began with applying an increased use of analytics to understand, interact with and serve customers. Yet, this is a new era – one that’s completely changing the type of information businesses collect…

Strategic Analytics: The Final Frontier for “Enterprise” Data

Rod MacPherson

by Rod MacPherson Sorry for the bad pun.  I have been blogging recently about the incredible achievements of NASA- nailing the landing of the latest Mars Rover-Curiosity.  After a journey of 350,000,000 miles, it landed within 1.5 miles of its target. The jubilation in mission control was unconfined, as the team of mission monitors and…

Big Data Governance Keynote Panel

Sunil Soares

by Sunil Soares I had the privilege of participating in a panel on Big Data Governance. The other participants were Maria Villar, Global Vice President, Data Governance and Management, SAP and Eric Chacon, Global Head of Data Standards, Chief Data Office, Citi. Tony Shaw from Dataversity did an excellent job moderating the panel. I just…

Facts Beat Fear: Do You Fear Change?

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by Morten Middelfart I will dedicate this entry to fear and how facts can overcome it. Overcoming fear is, in my mind, extremely important since competitive use of Big Data is leading a big change in controlling the data underlying organizational decision making. (See my previous entry). For more than two decades in the Business…

Why I Am Thankful

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by Christine Denney Two colliding forces served as inspiration for this month’s blog:  #1. the recent US Thanksgiving holiday, and, #2. the fact that this year seems to have flown by at an alarming pace! As the end of 2012 comes closer and closer, I want to take a moment to think about why I…