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Neo4j 2.0: The Ascendency of Graph Databases

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by Jelani Harper There’s a reason that Neo Technologies, purveyor of graph-database Neo4j, has added some of the most well-known and established companies (Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Cisco) to its list of licensed, paying customers since 2011. It’s closely linked to the expanding community of Neo4j users, which recently closed out 2013 with 50,000 “new instance” activations…

NuoDB CEO Barry Morris on Present and Future Trends in Data

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by Clark Humphrey Database managers still need products that are “fully SQL compliant,” despite recent industry hype about NoSQL systems. Data Management continues to become an ever-larger, ever-vaster realm, with increased costs to meet increased, nonstop, global business needs. More than ever, a business’s data has to be fully available anytime, anywhere. These are among…

Setting Course for a Data – And Big Data – Driven World

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by Jennifer Zaino It’s little wonder that we’re moving from an application-oriented world to a data-driven one. Consider the amount of data we’re dealing with: Analysis by research firm IDC shows that data is expected to grow by a factor of 300 from 2005 to 2020, from 130 exabytes to 40,000 exabytes – aka 40…

The Future of Business Intelligence: An Impending Realization

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by Jelani Harper Nearly a year ago, an article written for DATAVERSITY™ on Business Intelligence (BI) stated “at some point in the near future BI analysis will simply be another routine aspect of the job for business professionals looking to maximize the use of what will be viewed as a standard resource.” This prediction was…

Why You Should Care About Workload Automation

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by Jelani Harper Workload automation isn’t just a series of lengthy tasks (job scheduling) performed at 3 a.m. in the backrooms of IT departments anymore. It’s got a new look and feel, and can significantly assist the enterprise via: Self-Service Integration Options: Big Data and Cloud-based applications may be the future of data driven processes,…

It’s All about Relationships in Data Management

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by Michael Brackett Relationships have been around from the ancient philosophers to modern times.  Notable people, like Ann Rand, Claude Shannon, Dr. Ted Codd, Dr. Peter Chen, John Zachman, and many others, have talked about relationships as part of everyday personal and organizational life.  Identifying and understanding relationships are crucial for designing and developing a…

2014 Trends in Cloud Computing

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by Jelani Harper Numerous developments in Cloud Computing will place it as the focal point of a convergence of technologies driving data consumption in 2014. These include the maturation of the Big Data market (driven in no small part by advancements in analytics), identification and security boons, and the increasing reliance on mobile technologies and…

2014 Big Data Trends: A Question of Three

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by Jelani Harper There are three key questions that the Big Data market must answer in 2014 to justify its extensive hype, the latest of which includes a projection in Forbes that the marketplace will exceed $16 billion next year, growing faster than the entire IT market combined: What is the most viable option for…

2014 Trends in Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper Virtually all but the smallest organizations are cognizant of the need for Data Governance and are at various stages of assembling either formal or informal governance measures. How well they do so in 2014, however, largely relates to their ability to cope with the most eminent trends affecting this area of Data…