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Metadata Misery: Why Don’t Metadata Repositories Pay Off?

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by Ian Rowlands I know it will be shocking to people who know me as the Product Manager for a market leading metadata management technology that I should be discussing this topic. It’s been bugging me for a long time though. I think there are great metadata management technologies available – but for some reason,…

Data Governance and Corporate Agility are Customer Centric

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by David Schlesinger CISSP Business is a complex exercise in organization and human nature.  Peter Drucker famously said “the purpose of a business is to create a customer;” yet a lot of things must be done to manage the business that at first glance do not touch the end customer.  This is a false notion;…

The Data of Death

Glenn Thomas

by Glenn J. Thomas On Sunday, July 7th, two men that I knew died. The first was Ernest Borgnine.  Growing up I knew Ernest as the star of the sitcom McHale’s Navy or as I sometimes referred to it in my youth: “Gomer Pyle with boats”. In my college years, he was etched into my…

Big Data Governance over Streaming Data

Sunil Soares

by Sunil Soares Brian M. Williams, IBM also provided insights to this blog. Big Data Governance relates to the governance of Big Data. Big Data is generally characterized in terms of the three “V’s” of volume, velocity and variety. In this blog, we will focus on the governance over the velocity dimension of Big Data.…

Is There Such a Thing As Predictive Analytics?

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by John Biderman Past performance is no guarantee of future results. – ubiquitous investment disclaimer Never make predictions, especially about the future.– Casey Stengel You can file this under “semantic nit-picking.” Or maybe not.  The phrases “predictive analytics” and “predictive models” get thrown around a lot these days, especially in the context of what we…

The Figure 8: Essentials for Master Data Management, part 2

Christine Denney

by Christine Denney Welcome to the second installment of the “Figure 8” series!  Yes, I know it has been a little while since we looked at essential #1.  In this blog, we look at essentials 2-4.  These build on the vision, or goal, which was discussed in the first essential. Note that working through these essentials doesn’t…

Data Quality Ain’t Lost

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by David Plotkin The famous American frontiersman Daniel Boone was once asked if he was lost. “No”, he replied, “lost means you don’t know where you are. I know where I am. It’s how to get to where I am going that has me a mite perplexed.” I thought about this definition of “lost” recently…

Conversations about Big Data – How Hot is Your Data Center?

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by David Schlesinger CISSP Big Data requires Big Data Centers.  When you build a place to handle Big Data, you have many computers all working together.  This raises considerations regarding using a common ground for all power cables, how much fuel to keep for the back-up generators, the air-conditioning fan duct orientation, proper heights of…

Having the ‘Data Talk’ With Your Kids

Glenn Thomas

by Glenn J. Thomas If you are a parent, you know that there are a number of conversations that many parents fear having with their child or children: 1)      Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, etc 2)      The ‘birds and the bees’ when young 3)      ‘Don’t do drugs’ 4)      The ‘sex talk’ when teenagers In fact,…