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Is Privacy Possible in the Era of Big Data?

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by James Kobielus Can you have big data with airtight personal data privacy? In the age of ubiquitous over sharing and zealous big-data-driven hyper-analysis, digital privacy has become elusive and hard to attain. With the proliferation of internet usage, and the reliance on internet search engines such as Google for everyday needs from looking up…

Just a Feel Good Blog

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by Sue Geuens I talk about data all day and every day. After all it’s my job, my passion and what brings in my salary. So sometimes I feel like talking about something else – and today I just want to talk about stuff. Those who know me know that I am a biker. By…

RAID vs Drive Rebuilds – Part 2

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by David Logue This is a follow up to the original article on RAID vs. Drive Rebuilds. Several questions came up since the original posting, and Part 2 will attempt to address those questions. One of our readers noted:  “In your first example, parity is missing from stripe 4. You didn’t mention how that stripe…

80% Of Data Governance Is Showing Up

Janine Joseph

by Janine Joseph Do you recognize the famous quote that inspired the title of this blog? It is frequently referenced when people are talking about their careers. And although I don’t often think about Woody Allen when discussing Data Governance, it seems to me that when he stated “80% of Life is Showing Up,” he…

Healthcare and Analytics: Taking the Pulse of Big Data

Anjul Bhambhri

by Anjul Bhambhri In two of my recent posts, I discussed the potential impact big data can have on energy management and business, explaining how customer and device data yield results that can provide an organization with a strategic advantage, either in service or offerings, over its competitors. As we now know, big data is the…

April 2013 Letter from the Editor

Shannon Kempe

April 12th marks the two year anniversary of the DATAVERSITY™ website. It was two years ago that we launched the website at Enterprise Data World 2011 Conference & Expo in Chicago. We had a simpler version of our current event booth, and talked to conference attendees letting them know about our great new website. We…

Big Data Is Here, But Can We Avoid The Pitfalls?

Ravi Shankar

by Ravi Shankar Big data is hot in the Silicon Valley, but now we know that it’s officially arrived, because in early March The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) print edition ran an eight-page article on recent big data implementations. And big data is not just for the Facebooks and Amazons of the world. WSJ also…

What’s The Problem with Big Metadata?

Ian Rowlands

by Ian Rowlands I’m returning to a theme that was one of the motivations for starting blogging with Dataversity. How come so many metadata programs get off the ground, do well for a while and then wither on the vine? I’ve been focused recently on the issues surrounding what I think of as projects on…

If You Send Me the Wrong Data, I’m Hosed

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by David Plotkin A few weeks ago, I had the amazing bad luck to become the victim of identity theft. This was, fortunately, a fairly minor issue; two different credit cards were applied for (and approved) in my name. The first came to my attention when I got a voice mail from Walmart because there…