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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 Enterprise Information Management (EIM)?

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, What is...?  /  No Comments

Enterprise Information Management (EIM) describes: “An integrative discipline for structuring, describing and governing information assets across organizational and technological boundaries to improve efficiency, promote transparency and enable business insight.” Enterprise Information Management: “Helps businesses attain 360-degree views of their Big Data and Analytics by streamlining organizational workflows, increasing the quality of information and creating integrated […]

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What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a: “System using multiple technologies, ranging from the Internet to wireless communication and from micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) to embedded systems. The traditional fields of automation (including the automation of buildings and homes), wireless sensor networks, GPS, control systems, and others.” Other Definitions of IOT include: “A more comprehensive view […]

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What is Machine Learning?

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Machine Learning (ML) “…explores the construction and study of learning algorithms.” Furthermore, Machine Learning: “…is about building programs with adaptable parameters that automatically adjust based on the data the programs receive. By adapting to previously seen data, the programs are able to improve their behavior. They also generalize data, meaning that the programs can perform […]

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What is Master Data Management (MDM)?

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  Data Architecture News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, What is...?  /  No Comments

Master Data Management (MDM), “Entails control over Master Data values and identifiers that enable consistent use, across systems, of the most accurate and timely data about essential business entities.” According to the Beginners Guide to Master Data Management (MDM): “Underpinning MDM is the need for an effective data quality management strategy and appropriate toolset. With […]

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What is NoSQL?

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Database News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

NoSQL describes a “category of databases built on non-relational technology.” Some believe it is more accurate to define NoSQL more about how the data is stored and less about how to query the database. NoSQL Databases usually fall under four main categories: Document: Stores a business subject in one structure called a document instead of breaking […]

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What is Ontology?

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  Data Education, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Database News, Articles, & Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Ontology is a subset of Taxonomy, an Ontology: Is a Domain; contains more information about the behavior of entities and the relationships between them; includes formal names, definitions and attributes of entities; and, may be constructed using OWL, the Ontology Web Language from the W3C. Other Definitions of Ontology Include:   “A data model that […]

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What is Smart Data?

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Smart Data is digital information that is formatted so it can be acted upon the collection point before being sent to a downstream analytics platform for further data consolidation and analysis. James Kobielus, IBM’s Big Data evangelist and keynote speaker at the 2016 DATAVERSITY® Smart Data Online Conference stated: “It is a strategy that sets the […]

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What is Structured Query Language (SQL)?

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Data Education, Database News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

SQL or Structured Query Language, is a programming nomenclature used to do set operations (like union, intersect, and minus) to organize and retrieve relational databases, an object based on “set theory and relational algebra.” In any system that uses SQL, “data elements or attributes, categorized into columns, are related into tuples (rows). Sets of relations […]

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