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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,…

Data Science Trends For 2013

by Paul Williams The formalization of practices used in Data Management combined with the heightened importance of data analytics has led to the emergence of Data Science as a discipline throughout the data industry. This advent is taking place within progressive companies leveraging internal training classes, as well as at universities developing data scientists ready…

Data Governance – Do Job Titles Matter?

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by Janine Joseph We all know the model – the industry standard enterprise Data Governance model. We’ve seen different flavors of this framework and we’ve probably tried to tailor this to fit our own company’s culture. We know we need a Data Governance Council, Data Stewards, etc., but have we aligned job titles to this…

The Future of Business Intelligence

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by Jelani Harper BI is at a crossroads; its place as an integral part of Data Management is secure, with everyone from the public to the private sector incorporating data into their operational processes. Yet, as the reliance on data increases, the nature of the role that BI will play in future data integration is…