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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…

How Much Big Data Do You Actually Need?

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by James Kobielus The point of big data is to extract deeper intelligence from data while eliminating the scale constraints that have frustrated traditional business analytics initiatives. Fundamentally, big data is all about matching the data analytics platform scale to the business challenges you’re trying to address. It’s not about treating one massive scale as…

The Evolution of the Chief Data Officer

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by Tony Shaw Charles Darwin gave us the theory of evolution, and is often also credited with the phrase “the survival of the fittest” (although Darwin himself acknowledges that he borrowed that expression from the philosopher Herbert Spencer).  Either way, the principle holds true for individuals and organizations in much the same way that it…

March Letter from the Editor

Shannon Kempe

How is it March already? For us, it’s a very busy conference prep month. We’re just one month away from our first Conference of the year, Enterprise Data World 2013 Conference & Expo, April 28 through May 2 in San Diego, California. In addition, we’ve just released the agenda and opened registration for the Data…

The Data Governance Conundrum

Janine Joseph

by Janine Joseph Who isn’t working on Governance in corporate America? Have you noticed how many areas and people have the word Governance in their vision and mission statements, goals, and objectives, etc.? We have technical Governance, data Governance, quality Governance, etc. Is the proliferation of Governance diluting the discipline? Is the use of this…

VMware and NFS – Disconnected, Lost and Saved?

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by Dave Logue Recently VMware® and NetApp® identified an issue that affects multiple customers.  Customers running ESX 5 can experience issues with NetApp NFS data volumes under high load.  Vaughn Stewart detailed the “naughty” behavior and the proposed resolutions from NetApp and VMware in his blog at http://virtualstorageguy.com/.  Specifically he noted: A NFS datastore disconnect…

The Future of IT: Big Data and the Expert Integrated System

Anjul Bhambhri

by Anjul Bhambhri Data: the plural of datum; individual facts, statistics, or items of information. Big data: a collection of large, complex data sets varying in type, velocity and veracity. By now, we’ve all heard the statistics: data will experience a 29 fold increase in volume, reaching 35,000 exabytes, by 2020 (IDC); enterprise data growth…

The New Arithmetic of Disaster

Ian Rowlands

by Ian Rowlands I’m going off my usual beat today. There is a connection to data and applications management, but if you feel it’s a stretch I won’t argue. Some horrible events have occurred recently that have made me wonder if we don’t need to radically rethink our attitude to disaster. If you feel that…