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NoSQL != NoDataModeling

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by Karen Lopez This week I again came across a few articles on the Internet (they must be true!) that insist NoSQL means people get data faster, with none of that nasty business of data modeling or analysis. While it’s wonderful to hear about advances in data science, I’m still not convinced that these sentiments…

Data Governance – The CSA Approach

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by Janine Joseph It’s springtime here in the north land and those of us who garden are being bombarded with seed catalogs coming in the mail. Nothing makes a northern gardener feel better than thinking about digging into warm soil; soil that was recently frozen solid. And those of us that enjoy gardening and Data…

Why the Analytics vs. Intuition Debate Misses the Mark

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by Gil Allouche As big data technology continues to evolve, improve and expand, it’s reaching more and more people and industries than ever before — from sports to health care. Data and information are becoming highly sought after, and many people feel like this all-consuming pursuit of data is reducing the importance of human intuition…

June 2014 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

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It’s been a great year for me to satisfy my inner geek (IG). As mentioned at Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference and Expo (#EDW14) last month, we had Peter Olson from Marvel Entertainment give a Keynote followed by Philip Sheppard from the Royal Academy of Music, both of whom blew us all away with their…

Practical Data Science and the Tricky Business of A/B Testing

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by James Kobielus Increasingly, the best websites aren’t so much designed as calculated. And that calculation, more often than not, rides on a never-ending campaign of A/B testing. And the A/B testing, in turn, is under the constant supervision of data scientists running one real world experiment after another. The calculations for modern website optimization…

Myths About Big Data

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by Gil Allouche You’ve probably heard a lot of different things about big data recently. Maybe you and your business are considering implementing it, or maybe you’re just wondering what it can do for your company, or maybe you’re just not sure what’s true and what isn’t. Because of it’s relative newness there are still…

Data Governance – It Takes A Data Village

Janine Joseph

by Janine Joseph There are several questions that typically arise when you are starting a new data governance effort. The exact words people use to state the questions will, of course, be different, but the spirit remains the same. Over my career I’ve learned that the best way to answer these questions is with short,…

Don’t Understaff and Overstretch Your Analytics Development Team

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by James Kobielus Enterprises increasingly worry about whether they can fulfill all their new data science requirements with qualified candidates. But an even larger issue has been simmering for years in many organizations’ data analytics practices. The issue is that it’s typical for many companies to short-staff traditional positions, such as business analyst, report developer,…