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Revolutionizing Big Data and Hadoop: Operations and Analytics

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by Jelani Harper The implementation of a Big Data initiative through utilizing Hadoop enables organizations to achieve a number of key objectives in their overall data-centric processes including: Incorporating more sources: According to MapR CMO Jack Norris, “There’s going to be ever increasing sources of data. The rate of increase is growing. 60 to 70…

The Human Application of Cognitive Computing and Big Data

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by Jelani Harper The myriad marvels of Cognitive Computing were best defined by IBM Big Data evangelist James Kobielus at the Enterprise Data World 2015 Conference. In a panel entitled “Understanding the New World of Cognitive Computing” (featuring advisor Steve Ardire, Adrian Bowles of STORM Insights, and CognitiveScale’s Matt Sanchez) he called it pattern recognition…

Big Data Governance, Big Data Modeling

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by Jelani Harper Prior to recent developments in Big Data Governance and Big Data Modeling, there was a perceived tradeoff between Big Data initiatives and Data Governance. The rapid implementation and generation of business value of the former would innately reduce the efficacy of the latter. According to Danny Sandwell, who works in product marketing…

The Rise of the Data Strategy

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by Jennifer Zaino How much thought have you given lately to your Data Strategy? Not to what technologies you will use to process large data sets, or what cool new data sets you might acquire, but to how you are going to efficiently exploit the right data to drive the business forward? Such a discussion…

Big Data Governance: Big Data Quality

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by Jelani Harper There is no shortage of hype regarding the importance of Big Data initiatives in terms of analytics and the business value they can provide the enterprise. The reality of the situation though is that Big Data effectively forsakes both Data Governance and Data Quality in numerous ways, complicating Big Data Governance and…

Revolutionizing Big Data and Hadoop: Operations and Analytics

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by Jelani Harper The implementation of a Big Data initiative through utilizing Hadoop enables organizations to achieve a number of key objectives in their overall data-centric processes including: Incorporating more sources: According to MapR CMO Jack Norris, “There’s going to be ever increasing sources of data. The rate of increase is growing. 60 to 70…

Big Data and the Industrial Internet: Improving Time to Insight and Action

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by Charles Roe The Industrial Internet has a very different landscape than the mainstream, social web of the consumer Internet. The “typical” Internet used by billions across the globe is an amalgamation of communication lines, servers, modems, software platforms, and various types of information ingestion devices, such as PCs and smart phones. The Industrial Internet…

The Expanding Importance of Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper Whether the topic was Master Data Management, regulatory compliance, Metadata, or overall Data Strategy, a number of sessions at Enterprise Data World 2015 Conference both implicitly and explicitly addressed challenges in Data Governance. The need to do so stems from the fact that the overall reliance on data for consumer, industrial, and…

CDO Vision: What is the Vision of the Chief Data Officer? Part 2

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by Jennifer Zaino In this article, we continue our discussion of the role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) [view Part 1 here]: what practitioners and experts think about it, what is driving companies to enable the function, and more. These issues all were covered during the recent DATAVERSITY CDOvision 2015 Conference at Enterprise Data…

Regulatory Compliance

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by Jelani Harper Regulatory compliance is increasing—both horizontally and vertically. The common perception is that compliance is an integral part of heavily regulated financial, health care, and government industries. Such a regulatory atmosphere also includes the management, storage, access, and lineage of data, and is a part of the maintenance of electronic records across verticals…