Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More

Relationships and Data Normalization

data normalization x300

by Michael Brackett Data normalization is the process of identifying, understanding, and documenting relationships within the data that an organization needs to both operate and evaluate their business (It’s All About Relationships in Data Management). Data normalization encompasses everything from normalizing the business data schema to data view schema, optimizing data view schema to logical…

Data Analytics: The Year Ahead

data analytics x300

by Jennifer Zaino There’s no getting around the enthusiasm for data analytics in 2014 – or the questions to which that enthusiasm inevitably gives rise. Where’s the talent and what’s the best technology to make sense of today’s endless waves of data? How can your enterprise most effectively present the insights it’s gleaned? What industries…

Of Data “Lost” and (Potentially) Found

lost data x300

by Clark Humphrey Big Data, as DATAVERSITY™ and the rest of the Data Management industry has extensively reported, just keeps getting bigger. Database installations around the world (and in the Cloud) are amassing so much new data, so quickly, that some DB managers struggle to effectively sort and analyze it all. But what about the…

ServiceChannel and GoodData Model Cloud Business Intelligence

BD Cloud x300

by Jelani Harper DATAVERSITY™ has published a number of articles in the past few months indicating that the Cloud is an increasingly viable option for Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data analytics. The recent partnership between ServiceChannel and GoodData reinforces this trend. The latter provides the technology for the former’s ProView platform and attests to…

Master Data Management Strategies for Big Data

big data mdm x300

by Jelani Harper In addition to improving the Return On Investment (ROI) of Big Data initiatives, there are several reasons why it greatly behooves organizations to enhance their Master Data Management (MDM) with Big Data: More Effective Analytics: Linking an MDM system to Big Data can provide the basic framework for performing analytics, as the…

Smarter Than the Other Guy: Big Data Application Management

big data app mgmt

by Jelani Harper The Big Data hype will dissipate as quickly as it arrived, unless organizations find a way to produce business value from these new technologies. Doing so requires more than sandboxes for Data Scientists, real-time analytics, or Cloud-based storage and scalability. It requires the development and production of business-driven applications that readily convert…

Cloud Business Intelligence / Analytics

Cloud Analytics

by Jelani Harper Although current adoption rates are low, there is increasing evidence that Cloud Business Intelligence and analytics (alternately referred to as Business Analytics or BA) may soon be the wave of the future. According to Gartner: “Cloud –based BA solutions…are gaining market share at a faster rate than on-premises counterparts…they show more than…

Get To Know Your Big Content

Audio Video

by Jennifer Zaino There’s Big Data, and then there’s Big Content – aka, the unstructured side of Big Data. The world of Big Content includes fast growing material such as audio, video, and social media postings. This includes approximately 1.15 billion active Facebook users, 359 million Google Plus users, and 215 million Twitter users, among…

Relationships and Computational Spaces

Relationships

by Michael Brackett Identifying, understanding, and managing relationships is crucial to the proper design and development of an organization’s data resource.  However, most data management professionals don’t consider the importance of the wide range of relationships in an organization’s business and very few consider relationships with respect to the mathematical or computational spaces.  The result…

Accounting for Dark Data: What You Don’t Know Can Help

dark data

by Jelani Harper A large part of the present preoccupation with enterprise data pertains to its monetization, a fact perhaps most dramatically evidenced in a market valuation of Facebook at close to $100 billion. In assessing the value of enterprise data (which alludes to that of the enterprise itself in some industries), it is necessary…