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Data Job of the Day: Information Management DG Manager

by Angela Guess PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is looking for an Information Management Data Governance Manager in San Jose, CA. The post states, “Members of our Advisory practice provide a valuable service to our clients and strive to differentiate PwC by executing the following: we put our clients first: Each client situation is unique, and we tailor…

IBM Introduces Mainframes for Big Data Age

by Angela Guess The Washington Post reports that IBM has introduced a new line of mainframe computers for the Big Data age. According to the article, “IBM said its zEnterprise EC12 mainframe server is designed to help clients securely and quickly sift through massive amounts of data, meeting the demands of retail and other clients…

Observations from NoSQL Now!

by Angela Guess Evan Quinn of ESG reports, “The NoSQL Now! conference at the San Jose Convention Center, efficiently hosted by DATAVERSITY™, swam with rather new to extremely new data management and analytics offerings, some of which I will write about subsequently.  But here are four underlying themes and general observations garnered from the conference.” First up, “NoSQL is…

GridIron Systems & Zettaset Collaborating on Hadoop Reference Architecture

by Angela Guess According to a recent article, “GridIron Systems, a pioneer in Big Data acceleration, [yesterday] announced that it is collaborating with Big Data software innovator, Zettaset, to develop a reference architecture for virtual Hadoop clusters utilizing Flash to improve the efficiency of inter-node communications. The reference architecture provides Hadoop users with an efficient,…

Data Job of the Day: Senior Director, MDM

by Angela Guess CA Technologies is looking for a Senior Director of Master Data Management in Islandia, NY. The post states, “CA Technologies is looking for a proven leader to partner with the IT leadership team and business leaders in developing technology strategy and solutions that will enable business goals. The dynamic individual will provide…

Big Data Job of the Day: Technical Director, Big Data

by Angela Guess Riot Games is looking for a Technical Director of Big Data in Los Angeles, CA. Responsibilities of the position include the following: “Manage the overall structure and technical quality of the organization’s data infrastructure. Lead the creation of corporate-wide strategies for managing data in order to provide maximum visibility into player and business…

Data Scientists or Data Artists?

by Angela Guess John Koetsier of VentureBeat reports, “The appeal of big data has made data scientists a hot item, commanding respect and income worthy of supermodels or football stars. But perhaps a better term would be ‘data artists,’ befitting the artfulness that goes into interpreting and illustrating big datasets. Perhaps these scientists are not the Einsteins and…

The Ethics of Big Data

by Angela Guess Matt Kelly of Compliance Week has written an article discussing the possible ethical concerns surrounding Big Data. He writes, “Food businesses do indeed use purchase data to help them determine inventory needs and to test pricing levels. That unto itself isn’t unethical, and I buy pretty much the same items every week…

Flying Blind with MDM?

by Angela Guess David Borean has written an article for the Infotrellis blog regarding proper Master Data Management practices. He writes, “For many years I’ve been saying that the one thing all MDM clients have in common is that the quality of data in their source systems is not as good as they thought.  Over…