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W3C and OGC to Collaborate to Integrate Spatial Data on the Web

by Eric Franzon The W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced today a new collaboration to improve interoperability and integration of spatial data on the Web. Spatial data —describing geographic locations on the earth and natural and constructed features— enriches location-based consumer services, online maps, journalism, scientific research, government administration, the Internet of Things,…

My 2015 Data Privacy Resolutions – Have You Made Yours?

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by Cathy Nolan 2015 will see increased activity by hackers and identity thieves so along with those yearly resolutions to lose weight, eat healthy, and give up chocolate, this is the ideal time to make some changes to your data privacy behavior. Use my resolutions or make your own list—but make 2015 the “Year of…

The Evolving Big Data Fabric Of The Travel Experience

James Kobielus

by James Kobielus What was most noteworthy about Marco Polo is that he eventually returned to Italy to tell his multi-decade tale of wandering the Orient. In ancient days, long-distance travel was something that few people experienced. A great many of those who attempted it didn’t come back alive, if they came back at all.…

Opinion: Nova Spivack on a New Era in Semantic Web History

[Editor’s Note: Thanks to Nova Spivack for this guest post. Nova is a frequent speaker and blogger as well as CEO of Bottlenose, which uses big data mining to discover emerging trends for large brands and enterprises. More about Nova can be found on his website.] 2014 was the end of an era in Semantic…

Big Challenges in Data Modeling: You Are a Panelist, Too

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by Karen Lopez We are in the midst of planning for the Big Challenges in Data Modeling webinar series for 2015.  During the past year, we talked about big data, NoSQL, making data modeling go faster, modeling subtypes..and more. I want to ensure that the topics we cover are of interest to you — not…

Database Predictions for 2015

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by Evaldo Horn de Oliveira This fall has been an exciting time with an extended European tour. The trip began with the Gartner ITxpo in Barcelona followed by visits with customers in London and Europe. It was a pleasure to see the warm reception we received everywhere we went. The topic on everyone’s mind was…

Do Use Referential Integrity

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha Generally the most pressing problems for software development concern quality, time to market, and cost. If you define referential integrity (RI) in your software you can improve all three of these items. RI improves quality by ensuring that data references truly exist and cannot be dangling. RI also reduces development time and…