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Social Business Intelligence

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by Jelani Harper One of the most salient trends to emerge in Business Intelligence (BI) is social BI, which focuses on social media analytics and presents results in easily consumable ways to create action. There are many different aspects of social media, analytics, and marketing that social BI both encompasses and improves. Certain irrevocable changes…

Revamping Master Data Management with Graphs

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by Jelani Harper One can speak volumes about the impact of graph databases on Master Data Management (MDM) systems. Nonetheless, Franz CEO Jans Aasman has summed up the advantages of a Semantics approach to Big Data that is visually represented in MDM via graphs in a single word. “It’s about the complexity in your data,”…

Integrating Big Data the Right Way

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by Jelani Harper The true value in incorporating a Big Data initiative into an overall Enterprise Data Management scheme comes from integrating, and in some cases aggregating, external Big Data with more conventional sources of data. Doing so correctly involves accounting for issues of Data Governance, Metadata Management, traceability, and Semantic consistency that frequently require…

Big Data Management Courses at Universities: Data Science and Analytics

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by Jelani Harper Traditional university level tracks to careers in Data Management have pertained to Computer Science, Information Management, and Computer Engineering. However, the growing prominence of Big Data in operations and analytics has resulted in an increasing number of collegiate programs expressly designed to account for Big Data. The majority of these programs pertain…

The Reality of Natural Language Processing

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by Jelani Harper Natural Language Processing (NLP) may seem the least notable of Semantic technologies and their applications, particularly when considering the hype surrounding graph databases, Cognitive Computing, and the Internet of Things. Nonetheless, Markets and Markets reports that the NLP market is projected to grow to $13.4 billion–with a CAGR of 18.4 percent—in the next…

Cloud Complications for Metadata

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by Jelani Harper The increasing prevalence of Big Data and Software Oriented Architecture has certainly made the Cloud appear to be one of the most viable mediums for accessing and managing data. Nonetheless, there are several ramifications of Cloud deployments that considerably exacerbate Metadata Management and significantly worsen aspects of overall service including: Cost Performance…

Distinguishing Data Management from Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper The numerous points of overlap between Data Management and Data Governance frequently obfuscate the usage of these terms and the realms of refining data that they encompass. Adding to the confusion is the fact that for every reference to Data Management and Data Governance, there is seemingly another for Information Management and…

Spur HealthCare Advances by Speeding Up and Enhancing Biological Big Data Analysis

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by Jennifer Zaino Biological data is easy and even cheap to generate, but analyzing such Big Data it to advance the study of gene functions and genes’ potential impact on diseases can be very challenging and time-consuming. That’s particularly true for genomics and transcriptomics data that is generated by next-generation, high-throughput DNA sequencing equipment. “Analyzing…

A New Data-Driven Vision at the U.S. Federal Reserve Board

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by Jennifer Zaino Take a look at the Federal Reserve Board’s semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress issued in July and you’ll see a lot of data about the U.S. economy. In her testimony about the report, Board Chair Janet Yellen cited statistics ranging from an unemployment rate of 5.3 percent to inflation that continues…

Machine Learning Plays Role in Reinvention of Database Science

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by Jennifer Zaino Machine learning has been put to many uses that involve analyzing Big Data to solve issues or address opportunities. It’s been applied to delivering personalized video or article recommendations, handling fraud detection, clustering news, and predicting customer churn, for example. Now it – along with other computer science breakthroughs – is playing…