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Big Data’s Coming End-State Architecture

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by James Kobielus Maturity is a complex concept where big data is concerned. I see it mentioned in many industry contexts, but I rarely see anybody put together a clear picture of where it’s all heading. How would we recognize a mature end-state big data architecture if it ever arrives? I’ve addressed big data maturity…

Master Data Governance Never Takes a Holiday

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by Christine Denney Yes, I did it.  I took a vacation / holiday / sabbatical (insert your favorite term here).  And this was not just a day or two; rather, this was two and a half glorious weeks…time to relax, recharge, and think about something other than master data for a while.  Sounds good, right?…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Amar Shan on Graph Databases

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Amar Shan, the Product Marketing Director at YarcData, a Cray Company. Amar will be giving a session at the NoSQL Now! Conference in San Jose, CA from August 20-22, 2013. The session is titled “Best Practices for Multimodal Analysis of Disparate Datasets Using a Graph Database.” The Speaker Spotlight…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Damian Black on Hadoop and HBase

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Damian Black, the CEO of SQLstream, Inc. Damian will be giving a session at the NoSQL Now! Conference in San Jose, CA from August 20-22, 2013. The session is titled “Streaming Hadoop HBase Case Study: Turbo-charging Hadoop for real-time machine data analytics.” The Speaker Spotlight Column (and its parallel…

Using Both the Waterfall and Agile Methods

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by Justin Taylor Today, there are plenty of examples of companies using the traditional waterfall project management methodology as compared to the agile methodology.  Both methodologies are valid and have ample potential for success. That success always depends on the discipline of the project team and business.  In my experience, it seems that most consulting…