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From Business Intelligence to Operational Intelligence

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by Jelani Harper Business Intelligence (BI) has emerged from the backrooms of IT departments to take up residence in the front offices of personnel in business and operations, and even of some C-level executives. Despite advancements in Data Discovery tools which considerably expedite the ease and insight offered, in Big Data applications the best of…

Heralding Software Defined Storage, Part 2

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by Jelani Harper The boons of Software Defined Storage and the specific applications of this technology that IBM has recently unveiled—Elastic Storage and Storlets—and the ways that SDS has restructured conventional notions of availability, scalability, and accessibility in the era of Big Data were discussed at length in part one of this article. What was…

Data Integrity Rules 1

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by Michael Brackett Developing formal business rules is an excellent concept that must be followed by both business professionals and data management professionals to ensure high quality processes and data. However, developing formal business rules is often oriented toward processes, procedures, and policies rather than toward data resource quality.  Formal business rules must be developed…

The Relevance of Open Source (Advanced) Analytics

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by Jelani Harper There are few limitations to the ways in which the confluence of Data Science and advanced analytics can aid the enterprise. The predictive capabilities of the latter can enable forecasting for Business Intelligence tools, accurately presage the needs, services, and advertising products most sought by consumers, or design applications that can proactively…

Heralding Software Defined Storage, Part 1

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by Jelani Harper The emergence of Big Data has restructured a number of facets of Data Management including options for analytics, accessibility (the Cloud), and application management. In the wake of these aforementioned advantages, very real concerns for storage due to the explosive volume of data generated by Big Data—which is largely unstructured—and a growing…

Another Face of Cognitive Computing

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by Jennifer Zaino When you think Cognitive Computing, it’s likely that IBM Watson is one of the first things that come to mind. Certainly there’s good reason for that to be the case, as the vendor has done a remarkable job getting the market familiar with the term and the possibilities. Watson’s debut on Jeopardy…

Enterprise Ready: A Closer Look at Oracle’s NoSQL Database 3.0

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by Jelani Harper Oracle’s NoSQL Database 3.0, which was released at the outset of April, comes with a multitude of innovations to increase its overall utility for the enterprise. It offers an assortment of features related to usability (tabular data models and secondary indexing), datacenter performance (failovers to secondary data centers and secondary server zones),…

To Know Your Customer, Dive Into Your Data

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by Jennifer Zaino Where does the market for refrigerator water filters and water filtration systems intersect with the Business Intelligence and Analytics technology sector? One point is at online site DiscountFilterStore.com, a medium-sized online provider of healthy home living products, including water filters, air filters, and filtration systems that is moving its customer data into…

Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference Overview, Part 2

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by Bruce A. Castner, PhD Conference attendees will often tell you that they are at a conference to learn and improve their skills from the workshops, tutorials, and individual sessions, but for many of them, they are just as interested in the Vendor Exhibits and Keynote Speakers. Here is what the Enterprise Data World 2014…

Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference Overview, Part 1

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by Bruce A. Castner, PhD What could be better than wonderful weather and the beautiful hill country setting of the Austin Renaissance Hotel?  Not a thing, unless one was also attending Enterprise Data World 2014, produced by DATAVERSITY™ and DAMA, from Sunday April 27th through Thursday, May 1st.  This year’s conference, held in the Live…