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Apr 9 Webinar: Commercial Cognitive Computing

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DATE: April 9, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar In the next five years, consumers and businesses will begin to demand more intelligence from the applications they use as they are exposed to smarter, more personalized systems in a variety of industries. Ranging from…

Apr 14 Data-Ed Webinar: Data Governance Strategies

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DATE: April 14, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees. About the Webinar The data governance function exercises authority and control over the management of your mission critical assets and guides how all other data management functions are performed. When selling data governance to organizational management, it is…

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Game On: The Analytics of Gamification Activities

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by Jennifer Zaino Is your business gamified? If not, it likely will be soon. The gamification market is estimated to grow from $421.3 million in 2013 to $5.502 billion in 2018, according to recent research. Gamification can have many tentacles, such as helping companies to achieve business goals through established use cases that include performance…

Data Lakes 2: Redressing Big Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper The perceived boons of utilizing a single repository (typically either Hadoop or another NoSQL platform) to store and access all data—structured or unstructured, regardless of schema—as a Data Lake are touted as: Universal enterprise access: Data Lakes enable all users to quickly access data (without time consuming and rigorous modeling constraints) from…

Building a Better Data Supply Chain

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by Jennifer Zaino The data supply chain must be simplified and it must be integrated. That’s the ultimate mission of Metanautix, another startup to emerge – at least in part – from the mind of a former Google employee. (You can read about the startup SpaceCurve, also with ex-Googler origins, here.) “A big part of…

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Data Science and Data Storytelling: Friend or Foe?

Kimberly Nevala

by Kimberly Nevala Here’s the conundrum. Our ability to influence change is proportional to our ability to alter people’s perceptions and motivate action. Generally, doing so requires evidence. But our ability to provide convincing evidence is, paradoxically, often stymied by the inscrutable analytic methods which generate that evidence. Not to mention the nature of the…

Value your Customer Data as a Business Asset

Martin Doyle

by Martin Doyle Private data is now a very public issue. For the first time in history, people recognise that businesses store their information and they want to know how – and why. They want to know why websites need their email address so badly, and they understand that private photos can be hacked. Privacy…

Framing the Data-Science Narrative through Spatial Composition

James Kobielus

by James Kobielus Data scientists are storytellers who use strictly fact-based numbers, pictures, and words to achieve their desired outcomes. But these data-science “story elements,” as it were, don’t do this simply by jumping onto the screen in any old order. Instead, their arrangement in space, and to a lesser extent, in time, can all…

Smart Data News, Articles, & Education

Disney, Cognitive Computing, and the Science of Magic

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by Angela Guess David Brond recently wrote for RPI News, “An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is collaborating with Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development, Inc., part of the theme park design and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Together, they are exploring how the cognitive computing technology being developed at…

Is Artificial Intelligence Ready for Business Applications?

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Brad Power recently commented, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an idea that has oscillated through many hype cycles over many years, as scientists and sci-fi visionaries have declared the imminent arrival of thinking machines. But it seems we’re now at an actual tipping point. AI, expert systems,…

Machine Learning, Virtual Assistants, and the Value of Chit Chat

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by Angela Guess Writing for TechRadar, Mary Branscombe recently noted, “Machine learning is improving everything from image and speech recognition to predicting when machinery will fail. It’s what makes Cortana smart enough to crack jokes and predict sports matches, as well as tell you when to leave early for your meeting because the traffic is…

Data Governance & Data Quality News, Articles, & Education

Data Lakes 2: Redressing Big Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper The perceived boons of utilizing a single repository (typically either Hadoop or another NoSQL platform) to store and access all data—structured or unstructured, regardless of schema—as a Data Lake are touted as: Universal enterprise access: Data Lakes enable all users to quickly access data (without time consuming and rigorous modeling constraints) from…

RWDG Webinar: Data Governance Best Practice Criteria

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RWDG Webinar: Data Governance Best Practice Criteria from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Best practices define target behaviors for organizations building data governance programs. Assessment and critical analysis of these best practices can result in exactly what you need to develop an effective and efficient set…

RWDG Slides: Data Governance Best Practice Criteria

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RWDG Webinar: Data Governance Best Practice Criteria from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording, click HERE>> About the Webinar Best practices define target behaviors for organizations building data governance programs. Assessment and critical analysis of these best practices can result in exactly what you need to develop an effective and efficient set of steps…

Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Infographic: How Startups Can Successfully Leverage Big Data

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by Angela Guess Bluenose has created an infographic on how startups can successfully leverage Big Data for business insights and improved profits. Bluenose reports that 73% of startups say their collection of data has significantly increased, but only 35% of startups have even considered utilizing Big Data or Big Data solutions. The infographic lays out…

Data Lakes 2: Redressing Big Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper The perceived boons of utilizing a single repository (typically either Hadoop or another NoSQL platform) to store and access all data—structured or unstructured, regardless of schema—as a Data Lake are touted as: Universal enterprise access: Data Lakes enable all users to quickly access data (without time consuming and rigorous modeling constraints) from…

Current Options for Real-Time Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Writing for Search Data Center, Alan R. Earls recently said, “You can never have enough data and process it too quickly. That’s the essence of the drive toward real-time data analytics and the use of event processing and event-driven architecture. The data center is experiencing a mass amount of data and some…

Enterprise Information Management News, Articles, & Education

Scholastic Uses Stibo’s Multidomain MDM

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by Jelani Harper Stibo Systems recently announced, “Stibo Systems’ award-winning multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) solution will help to accelerate the digital transformation efforts underway at Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company. Leveraging Stibo Systems’ STEP platform, Scholastic can better utilize its product, catalog and customer data to create an improved and…

Rethinking the Big Data Supply Chain

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor H.O. Maycotte recently wrote, “The idea of data as a business asset has been central to much of the thinking and writing about big data that’s emerged over the last few years. But what value does big data really hold for business? Data in and of itself is really of…

Tamr to Provide Free, Standalone Version of Tamr Catalog Tool

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, Tamr has announced “that it will offer a free, standalone version of its Tamr Catalog tool for cataloging enterprise metadata. Tamr Catalog helps enterprises overcome the biggest obstacle to business analytics: finding the data. The company is making the Tamr Catalog tool available…

Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

Database Archaeology

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha Few database projects start with a clean slate. Many operational applications have legacy databases as a source of data and ideas. Analytical applications have the operational databases that are feeding data. Developers often encounter existing databases that are poorly documented and need to figure them out. We use the term database archaeology…

Data-Ed Webinar: Data Architecture Requirements

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Data-Ed Webinar: Data Architecture Requirements from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> s About the Webinar Data architecture is foundational to an information-based operational environment. It is your data architecture that organizes your data assets so they can be leveraged in your business strategy to create real business value. Even…

Data-Ed Slides: Data Architecture Requirements

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Data-Ed Webinar: Data Architecture Requirements from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Data architecture is foundational to an information-based operational environment. It is your data architecture that organizes your data assets so they can be leveraged in your business strategy to create real business value. Even…

NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

MapR Free Hadoop On-Demand Training Exceeds 10,000 Registrants in First Month

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced its newly available free Hadoop On-Demand Training program has enrolled more than 10,000 registrants worldwide in its first 30 days, signaling strong interest in Hadoop skills training.  MapR is also…

Business Intelligence News, Articles, and Education

Game On: The Analytics of Gamification Activities

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by Jennifer Zaino Is your business gamified? If not, it likely will be soon. The gamification market is estimated to grow from $421.3 million in 2013 to $5.502 billion in 2018, according to recent research. Gamification can have many tentacles, such as helping companies to achieve business goals through established use cases that include performance…

Best Business Intelligence Dashboard Apps for Small Businesses

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by Angela Guess Christophe Primault recently wrote for SmallBizTrends, “The modern business is bursting at the seams with data, but making sense of it all can feel like the job of a master mathematician. Because there’s now so much data available, business intelligence applications have become a vital part of a small business’s arsenal of…

Data Science and Data Storytelling: Friend or Foe?

Kimberly Nevala

by Kimberly Nevala Here’s the conundrum. Our ability to influence change is proportional to our ability to alter people’s perceptions and motivate action. Generally, doing so requires evidence. But our ability to provide convincing evidence is, paradoxically, often stymied by the inscrutable analytic methods which generate that evidence. Not to mention the nature of the…