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What to Look for in a an Enterprise Cloud Provider

by Ezekiel James Cloud technology is being adopted on a large scale by all sorts of organizations and users, yet the technology itself is still quite new. As with any new-ish technology, there is always some level of reluctance when it comes to early or even on-time adoption. The reality is that the benefits of…

A Closer Look at Neo4j – the Graph Database

by Paul Williams The recent upward tick in the popularity of graph databases within the NoSQL movement reflects the trend of Big Data, partly generated by social data. Enterprises are turning to graph databases to figure out customer purchasing patterns, voting history, as well as that proverbial “needle in the haystack” bit of valuable information.…

Properly Managing Data Value Change

by Michael Brackett Data value change¹ is a major concern for public and private sector organizations.  It is constant and persistent.  At one extreme data value change can be completely ignored.  At the other extreme every data value change is documented.  Each organization must decide the extent to which their data value changes are documented. Properly…

Data Science Programs on the Increase at Universities

by Paul Williams The practice of Data Science is growing in importance; it is driven by the continuing increase in the volume and velocity of data, and the need for data scientists at the enterprise is being forced to keep up. Big Data needs to be properly managed and interpreted to provide value to the…

The SSD Datacenter

by Ezekiel James In a recent article on Ars Technica, Lee Hutchinson unpacks the SSD (solid-state drive) revolution in a rich and meaningful way. In a trip down memory lane he compares the world of flash storage to the world of 3D gaming, when GPUs merged the gamer with the game. His argument goes through…

2013 and the Rise of Big Data

by Matt Asay Big Data is about to get real. For years we’ve heard about the promise of putting data to work, gleaning “actionable insights” from mountains of data. But for most enterprises, most of the time, this translated into media hype, not business value. Recently, however, I had the chance to sit down with…

An Overview of Virtuoso Universal Server

by Paul Williams When doing the research for DATAVERSITY’s™ series on the NoSQL movement, one of the many products that stood out, spanning most of the sometimes overlapping sub-categories underneath that nouveau database banner. Virtuoso Universal Server, developed by OpenLink Software, seems almost like a Swiss Army Knife of database platforms, encompassing a wide array…

Is Big Data A Meaningful Term?

by Michael Brackett The term big data has become prominent in the last few years.  However, big data is nothing new.  It has been around for many years and will be around for years to come.  The problem is that the meaning of big data is quite unclear and it’s used in many different contexts. …

2013 Trends in Master Data Management

by Paul Williams  In 2013, Master Data Management continues to be a vital part of the overall Data Management world. Maintaining detailed master data records remains a particularly important aspect of any Data Governance practice, especially concerning regulatory compliance issues. Governance related considerations also need to be looked at when approaching the outsourcing of MDM…