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Building More NoSQL Support with Rich Development Experience

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by Jennifer Zaino Know UnQL (Unstructured Query Language)? It was designed to be a community-supported, common database query language that could be used to access document-oriented databases from a range of vendors, enabling application portability across database engines and easing the load on application developers. Its SQL-like syntax was meant to be especially helpful to…

Data Science and Art: RRE Certification

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by Jelani Harper Gartner describes Open Source R—arguably the script of choice for Data Scientists and one of the most pivotal tools for creating advanced and predictive analytics—as “increasingly popular” (Herschel et al, 2014), while Forrester lauds its ubiquity. As one of the earliest champions of Open Source R, Revolution Analytics swiftly addressed its scalability…

Governing Self-Service Analytics

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by Jelani Harper It is possible to simultaneously empower the end user and his or her business objectives with self-service analytics and self-service Business Intelligence, while still ensuring full adherence to existing Data Governance policies, roles, and structure. It is also possible to combine the benefits of the traditional centralized approach to BI (governance, privacy,…

The Open Source Analytics Invasion

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by Jelani Harper Open Source analytics have transformed the analytics space in Data Management in much the same way that Hadoop (another Open Source technology) has transformed Big Data. Open Source analytics have almost single-handedly transfigured the way: Commercial and proprietary Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics providers provide script support to and integration options with…

Transforming Ecommerce with Predictive Analytics

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by Jelani Harper One of the most tangible ways to justify the use of predictive analytics in a data-driven strategy is to incorporate them into marketing and ecommerce. The goal is simple, yet deceptively elusive to convert Web traffic and onsite ‘clicks’ into customers and purchases. Traditional methods involving Web analytics platforms focus on customer…

Predictive Interaction Technology Frees Up Data Professionals’ Time

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by Jennifer Zaino As a data professional, how much of your time is spent working on fixing up your data, rather than working on answering questions and solving problems with your data? On average data cleansing and transformation takes up 80 percent of data professionals’ time, according to Joseph Hellerstein, a Chancellor’s Professor of Computer…

Big Data Governance Software: Sensitive Data

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by Jelani Harper There are numerous reasons as to why Big Data Governance is one of the foremost concerns for enterprises across vertical industries: Compliance and regulatory issues: Industry specific compliance standards are becoming more strictly enforced, requiring organizations to know what data they have, where it is, and who can access it to avoid…

Top 20 Hottest Data Management Posts Year-to-Date 2014

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by Shannon Kempe DATAVERSITY™ selected a top twenty most popular Data Management content year-to-date in 2014. Though we monitor topic popularity daily, we like to stop every six months or so to do a deep dive into what subscribers are reading. Looking at the numbers, Enterprise Information Management (EIM) topics continue to be our core…

Data Integrity Rules 2

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by Michael Brackett Precise data integrity rules  (defined in Data Integrity Rules 1) are grouped into six different types, specifically data value rules and conditional data value rules, data structure rules and conditional data structure rules, data derivation and data re-derivation rules, data retention rules, data selection rules, and data conversion rules. A data value…

Cognitive Computing Gives Hand Up to Healthcare

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by Jennifer Zaino IBM counts healthcare among the key sectors that it expects will realize business advantages with the help of Watson, its headline-making Cognitive Computing platform. The vendor has partnered with some of the best-known hospitals and health benefits organizations, such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic…