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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…

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…