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Sep 3 CDO Webinar: Metadata and the CDO

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DATE: September 3, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees   About the Webinar Thanks to wiki leaks, the NSA and intense regulatory environments, metadata is now a common term. What is the role of the Top Data Job and what are the options to deploy an effective…

September 8 Data-Ed Webinar: Data Quality Success Stories

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DATE: September 8, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Organizations must realize what it means to utilize data quality management in support of business strategy. This webinar will illustrate how organizations with chronic business challenges often can trace the root of the problem to…

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Revamping Master Data Management with Graphs

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by Jelani Harper One can speak volumes about the impact of graph databases on Master Data Management (MDM) systems. Nonetheless, Franz CEO Jans Aasman has summed up the advantages of a Semantics approach to Big Data that is visually represented in MDM via graphs in a single word. “It’s about the complexity in your data,”…

Integrating Big Data the Right Way

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by Jelani Harper The true value in incorporating a Big Data initiative into an overall Enterprise Data Management scheme comes from integrating, and in some cases aggregating, external Big Data with more conventional sources of data. Doing so correctly involves accounting for issues of Data Governance, Metadata Management, traceability, and Semantic consistency that frequently require…

Big Data Management Courses at Universities: Data Science and Analytics

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by Jelani Harper Traditional university level tracks to careers in Data Management have pertained to Computer Science, Information Management, and Computer Engineering. However, the growing prominence of Big Data in operations and analytics has resulted in an increasing number of collegiate programs expressly designed to account for Big Data. The majority of these programs pertain…

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Primary Key and Foreign Key Errors to Avoid

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha Few IT applications are truly grass roots. Rather most new applications are intended to replace or complement existing applications. As a result, we often find ourselves working with legacy databases. This article is based on 50 legacy databases that we’ve studied over the years. In our experience about 20% of database designs…

Key Trends Driving Local to Global Data Consolidation Challenges

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by Anand Krishnan Today’s businesses are shifting their organizational structures and making significant changes to how IT operates in a global setting. In particular, it is important to consider how to efficiently transition data from a local view to be a global business function for better business efficiency and IT data management. While it’s easy to…

Smart Data News, Articles, & Education

Machine Learning as a Living System

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by Angela Guess Nicole Hemsoth recently wrote for The Platform, “It may seem a bit odd to take machine learning systems guidance from the point of view of a UC Berkeley professor who specializes in gamma ray bursts and black holes, but when it comes to applied scientific algorithms across massive, shifting datasets, Dr. Joshua…

Revamping Master Data Management with Graphs

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by Jelani Harper One can speak volumes about the impact of graph databases on Master Data Management (MDM) systems. Nonetheless, Franz CEO Jans Aasman has summed up the advantages of a Semantics approach to Big Data that is visually represented in MDM via graphs in a single word. “It’s about the complexity in your data,”…

Data Governance & Data Quality News, Articles, & Education

Balancing Agility and Bureaucracy with Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Writing for SiliconAngle, Terry Fields reports, “The current data management industry is being disrupted as a result of governance and compliance, according to Rob Karel, VP of Product Strategy at Informatica Corp. ‘Both bureaucracy and agility play a significant role when it comes to targeting contextual value within the customer’s data,’ Karel…

Forrester Report Shows Companies with CDOs Fair Better

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by Angela Guess Thomas Claburn reports for InformationWeek, “Companies with strong revenue growth are more likely to have a chief data officer (CDO) than organizations with less impressive financial performance. According to a report from research firm Forrester, 54% of companies with 10% year-over-year revenue growth or more have CDOs, while 33% of companies with…

3 Banking Giants Partner On Data Quality Venture

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by Angela Guess Joe Panettieri reports via Information Management, “Instead of battling data management costs on their own, three giant banks are partnering with SmartStream Technologies Inc. to build a consolidated data management company. By joining hands, the participants believe they can drive down data management costs while boosting data quality. Indeed, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman…

Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Why and How Your HR Department Should Be Using Big Data

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by Angela Guess Scott Beagrie recently wrote for HR Magazine, “Just like any other function in the organisation, HR is finding itself increasingly under pressure to make use of big data and analytics. A 2015 research report from Bersin by Deloitte says that HR needs to harness what it calls ‘out-of-the-box’ predictive analytics technologies to…

Revamping Master Data Management with Graphs

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by Jelani Harper One can speak volumes about the impact of graph databases on Master Data Management (MDM) systems. Nonetheless, Franz CEO Jans Aasman has summed up the advantages of a Semantics approach to Big Data that is visually represented in MDM via graphs in a single word. “It’s about the complexity in your data,”…

Outdoing the Competition with a Big Data Marketing Strategy

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by Angela Guess Sean Mallon recently wrote for Smart Data Collective, “Few businesses rely on big data when it comes to their marketing. But those who do rely on it to outsmart, outmatch, and outdo their competitors. Big data can transform any marketing strategy. It pinpoints customers needs, wants, and desires. Marketing before the invention…

Enterprise Information Management News, Articles, & Education

The Value of Structuring Our Data

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by Angela Guess Claire Topalian recently wrote for the Huffington Post, “The mess of unstructured data is one issue worth resolving, but there’s another side to the information mess that is worth talking about: the opportunities we leave behind when we avoid structuring our data. For companies in particular, the growth potential that lies within…

Revamping Master Data Management with Graphs

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by Jelani Harper One can speak volumes about the impact of graph databases on Master Data Management (MDM) systems. Nonetheless, Franz CEO Jans Aasman has summed up the advantages of a Semantics approach to Big Data that is visually represented in MDM via graphs in a single word. “It’s about the complexity in your data,”…

The Benefits of the Data Lake

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by Angela Guess Terry Fields recently opined for SiliconAngle, “Progressing into the ‘total customer experience,’ one of EMC’s key initiatives is the ‘Business Data Lake.’ The idea is to have data scientists pull from a single, organized source as opposed to various chaotic sources. Having multiple data warehouses, for instance, allows for ‘ponds,’ which are…

Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

Primary Key and Foreign Key Errors to Avoid

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha Few IT applications are truly grass roots. Rather most new applications are intended to replace or complement existing applications. As a result, we often find ourselves working with legacy databases. This article is based on 50 legacy databases that we’ve studied over the years. In our experience about 20% of database designs…

A Closer Look at Multiple Regression Modeling

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by Angela Guess Joseph Trevaskis recently wrote for iCrunch Data News, “As a little food for thought, here are a few potential uses of Multiple Regression Models, especially Step-wise Models. Remember that it might be virtually impossible to generate an adequate solution if you are attempting to generate a single stage Multiple Regression Model that…

Data-Ed Webinar: Trends in Data Modeling

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To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Businesses cannot compete without data. Every organization produces and consumes it. Data trends are hitting the mainstream and businesses are adopting buzzwords such as Big Data, data vault, data scientist, etc., to seek solutions for their fundamental data issues. Few realize that…

NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

Basho and Cisco Get Riak Running on Apache Mesos

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by Angela Guess Alex Woodie reports for Datanami, “At the MesosCon conference this week, Basho Technologies and Cisco are demonstrating the Riak key-value store database running atop Apache Mesos, the next-gen cluster manager developed by UC Berkeley’s AMPLab. As Basho CEO Adam Wray tells Datanami, it’s all about making data delivery more scalable. Basho develops…

EnterpriseDB to Add Auto-Sharding to Postgres

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by Angela Guess Paul Krill reports for InfoWorld, “EnterpriseDB will make its open source PostgreSQL relational database more attuned to a NoSQL world, with plans to add auto-sharding capabilities. Speaking at this week’s NoSQL Now conference in San Jose, Calif., Bruce Momjian, senior database architect at EnterpriseDB, talked about plans for the database, also known…

RethinkDB Adds Automatics Failover to NoSQL Solution

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by Angela Guess Chris Preimesberger reports for eWeek, “RethinkDB, a scalable NoSQL database that uses intelligence and automation to keep its data content up to date and available at all times, on Aug. 17 released a new version of its product that features automatic failover in case of a power failure or other unplanned outage.…

Business Intelligence News, Articles, and Education

Big Data Management Courses at Universities: Data Science and Analytics

Data-University

by Jelani Harper Traditional university level tracks to careers in Data Management have pertained to Computer Science, Information Management, and Computer Engineering. However, the growing prominence of Big Data in operations and analytics has resulted in an increasing number of collegiate programs expressly designed to account for Big Data. The majority of these programs pertain…

Accenture Launches Advanced Analytics Applications for the Telecom Industry

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Accenture is launching five advanced analytics applications for the telecommunications industry, equipping users with customized analytics insights that can empower them to make smarter, data-driven decisions. Developed through the Accenture Analytics Applications Platform – a scalable platform that develops industry- and function-specific advanced analytics…

The Missing Step Before Advanced Analytics: Knowing Your Data IQ

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by Jeff Brown Without quality data your analytics outcomes have lower IQ. There’s no question about it: Data-driven decision making is the common element of successful businesses. Companies that collect and exploit customer information are rocketing ahead of the competition, leaving less tech savvy companies in the dust. It’s no wonder why advanced analytics have…