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NoSQL != NoDataModeling, But it is Different

Modern Data Modeler Involvement: Architecture, Planning, SW and Dev

by Karen Lopez I had a fabulous time last month chatting with Dan McCreary ( blog | twitter ) about NoSQL projects and data modeling. It was a follow up to my post NoSQL != NoDataModeling, where I wrote about telling the NoSQL data story.  If you missed the show, you can listen now to the…

Addressing the Big Data Talent Shortage

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by Gil Allouche Big data is growing at an enormous rate. There’s more data than ever, and there are more industries beginning to institute big data technology too. Each day there emerge more and more ways in which big data can positively affect our lives and increase effectiveness and efficiency. It’s also becoming easier and…

Microsoft Introduces New Deep Learning System, Project Adam

Daniela Hernandez of Wired reports, “Drawing on the work of a clever cadre of academic researchers, the biggest names in tech—including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple—are embracing a more powerful form of AI known as ‘deep learning,’ using it to improve everything from speech recognition and language translation to computer vision, the ability to identify images without human help.”

How Data Visualization Leads to New Business Insights

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by Keith Cawley According to the Social Science Research Network, 65% of individuals are visual learners. Past civilizations used simple visualizations to easily digest and comprehend information. Today, businesses use infographics, photos, and videos to connect with their customers. Forbes magazine stated, “Most of us process information based on what we see. Sure, we’ll share…

Rapidly Delivering Data Quality Metrics with a Repeatable Process: Is Your Data Fit?

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by Cecily Dennis and Dan Meers Data quality metrics are instrumental in gauging the overall health of an enterprise. Poor data quality impacts your resources, morale, productivity, compliance, customer retention and bottom line.  Asking the question, “Is Your Data Fit?”  is too broad based and reactive.  Evaluating data quality and moving to a proactive capability…

Moving Databases to the Cloud

Gerardo A Dada

by Gerardo Dada It seems like every organization is looking at what can be moved—or should be moved—to the cloud. However, the cloud is clearly not for everything; as with any technology there are benefits and tradeoffs. As such, it is important for all IT professionals to understand when and how the cloud is advantageous…

Artificial Intelligence Pushes Ahead in China

A recent press release revealed that, “There are signs indicating that Chinese Internet users might be the very first group of people to truly reap the benefits of artificial intelligence. The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, written by Ray Kurzweil, painted us a picture of artificial intelligence. Kurzweil describes his law of accelerating…

July 2014 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Unbelievably we are half way through 2014. For Americans, this means the celebration of the country’s birthday with barbeque, music, and fireworks. I was no exception in this and partook in all three traditions. And as we were sitting at the very long table with family and friends, the subject of data came up. It’s…

Apple’s Siri to Incorporate Neural Network?

Wired’s Robert McMillan recently wrote, “…neural network algorithms are hitting the mainstream, making computers smarter in new and exciting ways. Google has used them to beef up Android’s voice recognition. IBM uses them. And, most remarkably, Microsoft uses neural networks as part of the Star-Trek-like Skype Translate, which translates what you say into another language…