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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!

dave duggal

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

Eric Frenkiel_MemSQL

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…

Whose Job Is It Anyway?

by Jennifer Zaino Will a robot take your job in the future? Given their increasing sophistication, it’s not surprising if the topic is of growing concerns to more people. The Semantic Web Blog has reported, for example, on robots that are learning to do tasks in response to humans’ natural language, and a talking robot…

Characteristics of a Great Enterprise Data Modeler, Part I

Number five button

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…