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Get To Know Your Big Content

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by Jennifer Zaino There’s Big Data, and then there’s Big Content – aka, the unstructured side of Big Data. The world of Big Content includes fast growing material such as audio, video, and social media postings. This includes approximately 1.15 billion active Facebook users, 359 million Google Plus users, and 215 million Twitter users, among…

Relationships and Computational Spaces

Relationships

by Michael Brackett Identifying, understanding, and managing relationships is crucial to the proper design and development of an organization’s data resource.  However, most data management professionals don’t consider the importance of the wide range of relationships in an organization’s business and very few consider relationships with respect to the mathematical or computational spaces.  The result…

Accounting for Dark Data: What You Don’t Know Can Help

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by Jelani Harper A large part of the present preoccupation with enterprise data pertains to its monetization, a fact perhaps most dramatically evidenced in a market valuation of Facebook at close to $100 billion. In assessing the value of enterprise data (which alludes to that of the enterprise itself in some industries), it is necessary…

Data Modeling In The Age Of NoSQL And Big Data

Data Modeling Big Data

by Jennifer Zaino Hadoop Hbase. MongoDB. Cassandra. Couchbase. Neo4J. Riak. Those are just a few of the sprawling community of NoSQL databases, a category that originally sprang up in response to the internal needs of companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo and more – needs for better scalability, lower latency, greater flexibility, and…

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…