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On The Server Side Muscle Debate

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by Abayomi Oloko In the early days of computing, thin clients were the hallmark of UNIX operating systems which borrowed mainly from centralised administration. In this architecture where the server was practically holding all information and these thin clients were used to access information on the server. Any company that has over 30 years experience…

Data Scientists Need a Professional Code of Conduct

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by James Kobielus Some professions are in positions of public trust, even though many of their practitioners are in the private sector and may have no compunction about amassing vast wealth from their efforts. For any given society, you can identify these professions in any of several ways: does the government require rigorous education, testing,…

New Technologies Bringing Hadoop to the Windows Crowd

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by Adam Jorgensen A while back when Hortonworks released the first version of their Data Platform for Windows, my fellow hadoop fans and I jumped for joy. We knew this would be a solid offering that ran on a platform we were used to, Microsoft Windows Server.  Previously we had enjoyed the Hortonworks Sandbox and…

Delivering at the Speed of Business

Christine Denney

by Christine Denney I don’t know if it is a nod to the final days of the auto racing season, or just the latest in buzzwords, but the word ‘accelerator’ seems to be everywhere. Accelerator. I have to admit that the word does have some pizazz to it, but what does it mean and why…

Yes, your baby IS ugly…………

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by John Ladley If there were no problems or challenges regarding data, I (and most of you readers) would be doing something else.  Personally, I would probably be a free-lance flight instructor.  But I digress. The fact is, data management, aka information management, is becoming entrenched into day-to-day enterprise activity. Informal or formal, it is…

Metadata… What is it? Why and How Do We Preserve It?

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by Shaun Stockman What is Metadata? Do a search on “Metadata” on the internet and the most common definition you may find is “Metadata: The data of data.” This is true, but what makes up this “data” of data?  Think of the title of your car. From the title of your car you can find…

September DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

Shannon Kempe

In my monthly Letter from the Editor, I typically write about what we have coming up at DATAVERSITY, but I want to take a breath this month and write a personal note about the impacts of a bad Data Quality situation. We publish a lot of content about Data Quality. We’ve heard a lot of…

Collecting User Feedback: The Right Tools for the Job

Darren Borne

by Darren Borne User feedback is a valuable resource that can help to improve quality of service and increase the value of your output in the future. It is necessary for every business, whether in the healthcare or the retail industry, to have the means to collect user feedback, in order to be able to…

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…