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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…

Welcome to the Era of Analytics for All

Anjul Bhambri

by Anjul Bhambhri Unlocking data to make better business decisions has become a crucial part of success across a variety of professions. In fact, 83 percent of business leaders cite big data and analytics an important part of their plan to enhance competitiveness. The rise of data and analytics in the enterprise has created a need…

Technology Brief: Machine Learning on Natural Language Text and Log Data

by Eric Franzon Skytree, “The Machine Learning Company,” has published a technology brief entitled, “Machine Learning on Natural Language Text and Log Data.” The author of the brief is Nick Pendar, PhD, who serves as NLP Data Scientist for the company. Pendar states, “Critical business information is often in the form of unstructured and semi-structured…

December 2014 Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Registration is open! Registration is open! Registration for the 19th annual Enterprise Data World Conference and Expo (EDW) is now open. It’s one of our biggest conferences of the year co-produced with DAMA International, and this year it’s being held in Washington, DC. Register by January 23rd and save up to $300. And in the…

The Challenges of Master Data Management in the Internet of Things

James Kobielus

by James Kobielus Master data management (MDM) will come to the Internet of Things (IoT), if it hasn’t already. MDM refers to governance over your core enterprise data of record. Does IoT data fit that description? Well, if you’ve implemented IoT in an industrial “sensor Internet” that keeps track of the identities, configurations, behaviors, and…

HELP WANTED: IT Skill(z) in the Digital Age

J. Packy Laverty

by J. Packy Laverty, Ph.D. We live in a world where nearly everyone walks around with a computer in his or her pocket, and almost all business and life functions – from cashing a paycheck to checking the weather – are digitally driven. What many don’t know when accessing these solutions is that the mainframe…