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March 2015 Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Enterprise Data World 2015 Conference and Expo (EDW) and CDO Vision are less than a month away! Our flights have been booked and the final preparations are being made. And this year DATAVERSITY is taking two of its writers to get the inside scoop directly from the industry experts. We are excited about the articles…

(Unstructured) Big Data: Context is King

Brian Bell

by Bryan Bell Structured and unstructured content require a separate approach to manage and extract business value. The large amounts of structured data requires a high performance computing solution. The unstructured data requires a solution with a similar ability to scale, but for the solution to be effective, it must possess a unique ability to…

Caution: Data and Information Are Not the Same Thing

Martin Doyle

by Martin Doyle All businesses know about the importance of managing data. Businesses are collecting more data than ever, and hiring chief data officers to manage that data. In order to obtain quality, we must understand the raw materials we’re working with. And that means knowing what data really is (or are, depending on your…

Networks Are Becoming Self-Aware and Self-Defending

James Kobielus

by James Kobielus Software-defined networking (SDN) enables connectivity to be as malleable as any online resource. SDN brings the benefits of cloud-based virtualization to the physical layer of telecommunications environments. It leverages hypervisors, centralized controllers, and other virtualization infrastructure that enable bandwidth, switching, routing, capacity management, and other capabilities to be executed with unparalleled flexibility…

Personal Privacy & “The Law”

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by Cathy Nolan When Politicians started paying attention to Data Privacy it was a given that new laws were not far behind. At last count, 47 states have enacted legislation requiring private and government entities to notify individuals if a company’s security has been breached and personal identifiable information stolen. Organizations must also respect individuals’…

Big Data: Are the 3V’s the Sole Problem?

Brian Bell

by Bryan Bell Big data has clearly captured our attention. As of this writing there are 649,717 job titles that contain the words Big Data on LinkedIn, 39,773 job openings for people that contain big data as a required job skill, 1,878 Groups that contain Big Data as a part of their reason for being…

Be Wary of Database Layer Frameworks

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha Over the years we’ve seen a number of projects where application architects use a generic layer to hide a database. This is a common approach with object-oriented languages accessing a relational database. Application code accesses the layer which in turn accesses the database. The use of a generic layer can be a…

February 2015 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

We are already a month into 2015! How did that happen? It is said that the older you get, the faster time seems to go by, but sheesh! At this rate, it won’t be long before a month will take the appearance of a second! Well, let’s get right to it before it’s March (or…