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What is Data Preparation?

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Data Preparation describes the process of getting data ready for use in Analytics. In the past, Data Preparation was a time-consuming task handled by the IT team, involving “Data Extraction, Transformation and Loading (ETL), access to Data Warehouses and Data Marts, and lots of complicated massaging and manipulation of data across other data sources,” says Kartik […]

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What is Data Quality?

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Enterprise Information Management, What is...?  /  No Comments

Data Quality (DQ) as stated in the DAMA International, Data Management Book of Knowledge “Refers to both the characteristics associated with … and to the processes used to measure or improve the quality of data.” Data is considered high quality to the degree it is fit for the purposes data consumers want to apply it. […]

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What is Data Science?

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Data Science is a combination of scientific disciplines “to build predictive models that explore data content patterns.” Data Science, formerly known as applied statistics: “Integrates methods from mathematical, statistical, computer science, signal processing, probability modelling, pattern recognition machine learning, uncertainty modeling and data visualization towards gaining insights and predictive behaviors on Big Data sets.” According […]

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What is Data Stewardship?

By   /  November 6, 2017  /  Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, What is...?  /  No Comments

Data Stewardship is: “The most common label to describe accountability and responsibility for data and processes that ensure effective control and use of data assets. Stewardship can be formalized through job titles and descriptions, or it can be a less formal function driven by people trying to help an organization get value from its data.” […]

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What is Data Strategy?

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  Data Education, Data Strategy News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Data Strategy describes a “set of choices and decisions that together, chart a high-level course of action to achieve high-level goals.” This includes business plans to use information to a competitive advantage and support enterprise goals. A Data Strategy requires an understanding of the data needs inherent in the Business Strategy. According to Donna Burbank, […]

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What is a Data Warehouse?

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  Data Architecture News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, What is...?  /  No Comments

A Data Warehouse is an implementation used to provide decision support data and support workers engaged in reporting, query, and analysis. This technology enables organizations to integrate data from a range of sources into a common Data Models. Data Warehouses provide insight into operational processes and open new possibilities to leverage data towards making decisions […]

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What is Deep Learning?

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Deep Learning is a type of Machine Learning, using neural networks to grasp complex patterns. This type of technology allows Artificial Intelligence systems to perform human like tasks, “such as recognizing real-life objects or understanding speech.” While the operation of these brain-inspired networks remains inscrutable, their interconnected layers algorithms give machines the ability to be […]

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What is Descriptive Analytics?

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Information Management Articles, What is...?  /  No Comments

Descriptive Analytics, or Business Intelligence, uses historical information to answer the question “What Happened?” Think of it as a rear-view mirror into business performance or a summary view of facts and figures in an understandable format to either inform or prepare data for further analysis. Observations, case studies, and surveys form the basis of Descriptive Analytics. Descriptive […]

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What is a Document Database?

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Database News, Articles, & Education, Enterprise Information Management, What is...?  /  No Comments

Document Databases refers to a category of  NoSQL that represents data in a tree structure, where paths or branches connect data values or leaves. Frequently, Document Stores use XML and JSON formats stores. There are few practical limits to the number of paths, fields, values, or types of data that can be added to specific […]

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What is Edge Computing?

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Data Science News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Edge Computing uses a network of microdata stations to process and store Big Data locally, taking the concept of a distributed architecture to the next level. With the growth of sensor data from the Internet of Things (IoT), bottlenecks in network traffic, and the drawbacks of using Cloud Computing (such as spotty internet connection), Edge Computing […]

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