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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…

December Letter from the Editor

Shannon Kempe

December is here. There’s a chill in the air and the holidays are upon us, so we at DATAVERSITY are doing the only sensible thing there is to do. What’s that you ask? Why head to the Data Governance Winter Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida of course. We arrive in sunny Florida to produce the…

Minimizing the Risks of Data Loss

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by David Logue Esq. This post is a continuation of the series on Solid State Drives (SSDs) and their role in enterprise storage.  In the first post, I discussed the differences between traditional HDDs and SSDs.  In the second post, I looked at the challenges associated with data destruction and asset disposal.  In this post,…

Big Data Analytics: Taming Data Variety and Volatility is Key

John Joseph

by John Joseph I spoke with all the leading data analytics and business intelligence (BI) analysts last year from Gartner and Forrester and it was unanimous, they all hated the term “Big Data”.  The reason is that the name implies only that this class of problems is about high data volume, but that’s not the case.  Most Big Data projects were being done…

When Business Rules Fail

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by David Plotkin Business Rules are wonderful things, and I remember what an epiphany they were for me when Ron Ross and Barbara Von Halle began talking and writing about them in the early 90’s. Back then, I was a data modeler — specifically, a logical data modeler (physical would come later) — as well…

Applying Big Data to Energy

Anjul Bhambhri

by Anjul Bhambhri The volume, velocity and variety of data generated by our smarter planet has created a data deluge for organizations in every industry. IBM estimates that, every day, we create 2.5 exabytes of data — so much that 90 percent of the data in the world today has been created in the last…

November Letter from the Editor

Shannon Kempe

I typically use this letter to let you know about all the great stuff we have going on at DATAVERSITY. This month however, I must pause to address the topic on many people’s mind this week: the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. I must start by reiterating all the heart-felt sentiments out there for those who…

Why MDM Still Matters

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by Christine Denney With all the hype around new technologies, like Hadoop, it feels like the excitement of Master Data Management is disappearing like candy on Halloween.  Could it be that MDM is really yesterday’s news?  Something that was a passing fad and is no longer relevant?  Hardly.  The need for the discipline of managing…

SSD vs. HDD – Data Destruction and Asset Disposal

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by David Logue This post is a continuation of the series on Solid State Drives (SSDs) and their role in enterprise storage as it relates to SSD and HDD data destruction and asset disposal.  The first blog addressed the differences between SSD and HDD in the area of data loss and data recovery.  You can…

Using the DAMA DM-BOK to Drive Data Management Policy- Part 1

Rod MacPherson

by Rod MacPherson When I attended Enterprise Data World (EDW) 2011 in Chicago, I was fortunate to sit in a session led by April Reeve describing how she used the DAMA Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK) to develop a maturity assessment instrument that she deployed within a mortgage bank.  Taking inspiration from this, I…