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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…

Knocking down Software Silos

Rod MacPherson

by Rod MacPherson “In the beginning…..” there were opportunities. Opportunities to solve problems, opportunities to make processes more efficient through automation. For virtually every organization, process challenges were solved with automated solutions throughout the enterprise.  Accounting processes were automated, supply chain was automated, program delivery was automated. All of it, one process at a time.…

February Letter from the Editor

Shannon Kempe

As announced in January, DATAVERSITY™ is working hard to maintain year-round communities from the conferences and the webinar series we have in place. We want to ensure you have the ability to continue conversations with the great group of people you’ve met, hear more from speakers you liked, and have access to lessons learned. And…

Data Governance – Do Job Titles Matter?

Janine Joseph

by Janine Joseph We all know the model – the industry standard enterprise Data Governance model. We’ve seen different flavors of this framework and we’ve probably tried to tailor this to fit our own company’s culture. We know we need a Data Governance Council, Data Stewards, etc., but have we aligned job titles to this…

Lewis Carroll and Data Governance

Ian Rowlands

by Ian Rowlands Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’ ‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. – The White Queen,…

New Rules, New Roles – Data Management Job Titles in Transition

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by Tony Shaw There has never been a better time in the entire history of the business world to possess “data skills.” Unlike so many other professions right now, including many in IT, folks in data management have the luxury of unparalleled opportunity. Mainstream management journals including Forbes, the Economist, and Harvard Business Review are…

Data of the Festive Season

Sue 2007

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

Modeling with Graeme

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…