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April 2014 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

April is always a very exciting month for us here at DATAVERSITY. April kicks off our first event of the year with Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference & Expo. #EDW14 is happening this year in Austin, TX April 27 through May 1. We co-produce this event with DAMA International and have for almost 20 years.…

Is Your Data Toxic?

Sue Photo

by Sue Geuens As everyone realizes, bad data equates to bad intelligence, which equates to bad decision-making and thus equates to bad things happening in your business! For example – your CEO releases your annual Financials to the press – BUT – the figures are incorrect – leaving both your organisation AND your CEO with…

Metadata Management Q&A – Part 1

Ian Rowlands

by Ian Rowlands I was privileged to do a webinar on March 19th as a preview for a session that I’m doing at the Enterprise Data World Conference in Austin on April 30th. I got some really good questions and I thought I’d use my DATAVERSITY Blog to address some of them. Q: What’s the…

Strides for Big Data in 2014

Big Data Small Business x300

by Gil Allouche We’re two months in to 2014 and we’re already seeing a sharp rise in big data use and implementation. Since it’s arrival in the early 2000’s big data has steadily grown each successive year. 2014 is sure to be a banner year for big data and here’s why— HIGH DEMAND, SHORT SUPPLY…

March 2014 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

We are in full swing here at DATAVERSITY working to get all of our 2014 Conferences in order with great educational content. We have some deadlines approaching for our late summer events and we’re getting closer to our first big event of the year. A couple of important dates to know this month: Friday, March…

Where Does the Line Between Data Modeler and DBA Fall?

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by Karen Lopez Where Should the Division of Responsibilities Lie Between Data Modeler and DBA? In the past, data architects/modelers have been primarily responsible for preparing logical data models, then they threw models over the wall to the DBAs who said “what the heck is this?” and then did their own physical models (or reasonable facsimile…

Mitigating the Disruption of Real-World Experiments

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by James Kobielus You can’t shut down a community and expect it to spring back to life at a later date, picking up exactly where it left off. Living communities cannot be reinvented from scratch. They must continue to support all normal operations – albeit awkwardly – while key infrastructure is being repaired, improved, or…

A Grand Unified Theory of Metadata

Ian Rowlands

by Ian Rowlands There’s a wonderful idea in particle physics called a “Grand Unified Theory.” These theories unite the interaction of forces – and if ever one can be proved to be true then all these basic physical forces will be aspects of the same force. (OK, yes physic geeks, I’ve really over-simplified it, please…