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Strategic Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper According to HSBC Global Information Architect Michael Miller, at an Enterprise Data World 2015 session entitled “Data Governance 2.0 – Moving from Tactical Data Governance to Strategic Data Governance for Competitive Advantage,” strategic Data Governance is predicated on: Treating data as a corporate asset: Data, its governance and its valuation, should be…

Data Virtualization: Another “V” in the Big Data Pot

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by Jennifer Zaino Let’s add another “V” into the Big Data pot of volume, variety, velocity, and veracity. This time, it’s Data Virtualization. The topic is getting more attention on the heels of this spring’s Forrester Enterprise Data Virtualization Wave report, which defines the market as hot. It describes the technology as an Agile integration platform…

NoSQL Shapes Data Modeling

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by Jelani Harper At an Enterprise Data World 2015 Conference session entitled ”NoSQL Influence to Enterprise Data Modeling,” eBay’s Senior Data Architect Donovan Hsieh addressed some of the differences between non-relational (NoSQL) and relational Data Modeling practices. Some of the more pronounced differences that he discussed include: Roles: In various organizations, Data Modeling for NoSQL…

From CDOs to Data Scientists: New Data Management Careers

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by Jelani Harper The most talked about Data Management careers at the Enterprise Data World 2015 Conference include: Chief Data Officers: With an entire conference (CDOVision 2015) dedicated to CDOs at EDW 2015, there was no shortage of interest in this position. Nonetheless, some might simply infer that this position is just a rebranding of…

Self-Service Data Integration

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by Jelani Harper The self-service movement throughout the data landscape predicated on empowering the business end user is a reality. The numerous analytics and Data Discovery options designed to give the business more ownership and access to their data and data integration techniques with an unparalleled degree of swiftness largely attests to this fact. Nonetheless,…

The Internet of Things Transforms Transactions with Apache Spark

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by Jelani Harper The Internet of Things (IoT) is slated to transform the nature of transactional data from a rigid, performance optimized process, to a dynamic, on-the-fly one capable of handling the pace and variety of Big Data. There are several reasons to believe Apache Spark will play a formidable role in this transformation: In-Memory…

Shining a Spotlight on the Role of the Data Steward

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by Jennifer Zaino For centuries, stewards held the top job serving the nobility and the gentry in Europe, managing their households and their landed estates. Today, there’s another class of stewards serving equally important roles in enterprises worldwide: The Data Steward. At loan management, servicing, and asset recovery company Navient, the title of Chief Data…

Data Assets and Data Successes: Stories from the Trenches

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by Jennifer Zaino There’s nothing like a good story about how companies succeed when they use their data assets in smart, strategic, and savvy ways. You could hear a lot of those tales at the DATAVERSITY® CDOvision 2015 Conference at Enterprise Data World, and many of the data successes recounted are worth sharing. To that…