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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…

2013 Trends in Metadata

by Paul Williams Metadata is the vital lifeblood of any enterprise that engages in the practice of Data Management. In many cases, it serves as the glue tying together the sometimes disparate outlooks held by the business and technical parts of a business. Data Governance, Master Data Management, and Data Stewardship become nearly impossible to…

The Real Value of Big Data for the Enterprise

by Ezekiel James It’s no big revelation that the world of Data Management has changed drastically, especially over the past few years. While we could discuss dozens of ways data has transformed, one fact is undeniable: data sets in many organizations have become exorbitant. It’s also not much of a stretch to imagine that every…

Walk Softly: Why Non-Invasive Data Governance Wins

by Jelani Harper One of the most consistent challenges to the implementation of a Data Governance program is gaining support from upper level management. Many senior executives are unfamiliar with governance and are unwilling to dedicate resources to what they don’t understand, particularly when they don’t see the value in it. According to Bob Seiner,…