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Using MDM to Better Utilize Social Media Data

by Angela Guess Jakki Geiger of Informatica recently shared five ways that Informatica customers are using Master Data Management (MDM) to integrate social media data into their businesses. Here’s method number one: “ Ensuring that the Jane Doe on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn is the same Jane Doe in the CRM system. Thirteen percent of poll…

NoSQL Job of the Day: Senior Data Architect

by Angela Guess Opera Solutions is looking for a Senior Data Architect in Jersey City, NJ. Responsibilities of the position include the following: “Be the owner of the data domain and components for leading distributed analysis systems. Define the data vision and architecture for a range of products. Be an expert in data management and…

Data Job of the Day: Data Governance Specialist

by Angela Guess Hobsons is looking for a Data Governance Specialist in Cincinnati, OH. According to the post, “The Data Governance Specialist will be part of our internal IT Services Department and a strategic member of the Enterprise Information Management Initiative. This candidate will be responsible for the decisions made about the organization’s data and…

Big Data for the SMB

by Angela Guess Timothy Prickett Morgan of The Guardian has written an article regarding how small to medium sized businesses can take advantage of relatively inexpensive Big Data tools. He writes, “It may take a while but eventually any good technology embraced by large enterprises trickles its way down to small and mid-sized businesses in…

Big Data Challenges that Don’t Get Discussed

by Angela Guess Linda Tucci of Search CIO recently discussed several Big Data challenges that tend to get overlooked. She writes, “Hype aside, exploiting big data and analytics will matter hugely to companies’ future performance, remaking whole industries and spawning new ones. The list of challenges is long, however. They range from the well-documented paucity of…

Deeper Analytics = Better ROI

by Angela Guess Herman Mehling of EnterpriseAppsToday reports, “If you’ve had your doubts about the benefits of business analytics (business intelligence, product management and predictive analytics), a recent study from Nucleus Research might go a long way toward dispelling them. The research, titled The Stages of an Analytic Enterprise, shows enterprises attain an average ROI…

Data Job of the Day: Manager Information & Data Architecture

by Angela Guess MillerCoors is looking for a Manager of Information and Data Architecture in either Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; or Golden, CO. Responsibilities of the position include: “Provide overall leadership for data architecture and information architecture functions to ensure that enterprise data assets are effectively managed and utilized to support the organization’s strategic goals.  …

Big Data Job of the Day: Database Developer

by Angela Guess Shutterstock is looking for a Database Developer in New York, NY. According to the post, “Shutterstock.com is growing by leaps and bounds and our data is too. Our Business Intelligence department is looking for an ambitious, up-and-coming database developer with a passion for big data, perfect numbers, and insightful analysis. As the…

10gen Raises $42M

by Angela Guess Alan Shimel of Network World reports, “If you had any doubt that the Big Data and NoSQL database market continue to remain red hot, look no further than today’s announcement that 10gen, makers of the open source mongodb, raised a staggering $42 million. That is a big raise by anyone’s yardstick and further validates…

Personalizing the Fire Hose of Big Data

by Angela Guess Christophe Bisciglia, co-founder of Cloudera, recently spoke about his latest venture, Wibidata, and why he believes personalization is the next major opportunity for Big Data developers, Matt Weinberger reports. He writes, “Apache Hadoop is a fantastic solution for storing and crunching big data sets, Bisciglia says. But in age where consumers face…