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May 7 CDO Webinar: How CDOs Should Work with Lawyers

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DATE: May 7, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Legal risks, rights and obligations are among the most important emerging issues in enterprise data management today, and yet are not well understood, especially considering most CDOs come to the role with a business or…

May 12 Data-Ed Webinar: Monetizing Data Management

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DATE: May 12, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Many data professionals struggle with the ability to demonstrate tangible returns on data management investments.  In a webinar that is designed to appeal to both business and IT attendees, your presenter will describe multiple types…

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Big Data Governance: Big Data Quality

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by Jelani Harper There is no shortage of hype regarding the importance of Big Data initiatives in terms of analytics and the business value they can provide the enterprise. The reality of the situation though is that Big Data effectively forsakes both Data Governance and Data Quality in numerous ways, complicating Big Data Governance and…

Revolutionizing Big Data and Hadoop: Operations and Analytics

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by Jelani Harper The implementation of a Big Data initiative through utilizing Hadoop enables organizations to achieve a number of key objectives in their overall data-centric processes including: Incorporating more sources: According to MapR CMO Jack Norris, “There’s going to be ever increasing sources of data. The rate of increase is growing. 60 to 70…

Big Data and the Industrial Internet: Improving Time to Insight and Action

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by Charles Roe The Industrial Internet has a very different landscape than the mainstream, social web of the consumer Internet. The “typical” Internet used by billions across the globe is an amalgamation of communication lines, servers, modems, software platforms, and various types of information ingestion devices, such as PCs and smart phones. The Industrial Internet…

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May 2015 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

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A month has passed since our first conference of the year (read EDW review here and CDO review here), and we’re as busy as ever getting ready for our next set of educational events. Early bird prices end today for our Data Governance and Information Quality Conference held in San Diego, California June 8-12, 2015.…

Debunking the Myths around Cognitive Computing

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by James Kobielus I think we’ve already grown weary of yet another discussion of the myths around big data. Though I doubt that cognitive computing—which obviously builds on big data—has its own special myth pantheon, so far, that day is probably fast approaching. Myths sprout when a paradigm catches hold faster in the popular imagination—for…

Smart Data News, Articles, & Education

Industrial Internet of Things Brings With It Operational Savings

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Dell Power More blog, Norman Rozenberg recently commented, “The Industrial Internet of Things is transforming the manufacturing, energy and oil and gas industries. It has the potential to add $15 trillion to the global economy in 2030, according to Accenture. This revolution was built on machine-to-machine (M2M) technology that…

10 Ways Businesses Can Use Machine Learning & NLP Better

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by Angela Guess Andrew C. Oliver recently wrote for InfoWorld, “I honestly believe data can save the world if we get out of its way. This getting out of the way of data goes by another name: transparency… Like anyone, I’m often creeped out by items the companies send me that indicate they know a…

Deep Neural Networks Take on the Cocktail Party Problem

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by Angela Guess A recent article in the MIT Technology Review reports, “The cocktail party effect is the ability to focus on a specific human voice while filtering out other voices or background noise. The ease with which humans perform this trick belies the challenge that scientists and engineers have faced in reproducing it synthetically.…

Data Governance & Data Quality News, Articles, & Education

Concentrating on Pain Points with Information Governance

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by Angela Guess Christine Taylor recently wrote for Datamation, “The Information Governance (IG) concept has been around for years. Implementation has proven difficult to downright impossible because the domain is so broad. Enterprise-wide IG is massively scaled, crossing workgroups, location, data types, and business process boundaries. When the enterprise determines to implement IG, it faces…

Big Data Governance: Big Data Quality

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by Jelani Harper There is no shortage of hype regarding the importance of Big Data initiatives in terms of analytics and the business value they can provide the enterprise. The reality of the situation though is that Big Data effectively forsakes both Data Governance and Data Quality in numerous ways, complicating Big Data Governance and…

Why It’s So Hard to Fill Chief Security Officer Positions

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by Angela Guess Dominick Paul recently wrote for Forbes, “Information technology is a hot industry. Professionals in this industry can go far, make their mark, reach the top of the heap … pick the idiom of your choice. But there is an information technology job no one wants. Surprisingly, it’s not the grunt work of…

Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Getting Smarter in the Era of Big Data 2.0

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by Angela Guess Entrepreneur contributor Mike Templeman recently wrote, “Unless you were living under a rock for the past 10 years, you’ve probably heard of the term big data. It was a moniker that was given to the industry and school of thought around collecting and visualizing data.  This included analytics, dashboards, graphs and other…

Big Data Governance: Big Data Quality

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by Jelani Harper There is no shortage of hype regarding the importance of Big Data initiatives in terms of analytics and the business value they can provide the enterprise. The reality of the situation though is that Big Data effectively forsakes both Data Governance and Data Quality in numerous ways, complicating Big Data Governance and…

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OMG to Launch Data Residency Working Group

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “The Object Management Group® (OMG®) today announced the first meeting of its Data Residency Working Group will be held on Tuesday, June 16th during the OMG Technical Meeting in Berlin, Germany. As cloud computing becomes an indispensable business tool, cloud users and providers are…

UConn Health Chooses Qumulo for High-Performance Computing Infrastructure

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Qumulo, pioneer of the world’s first data-aware scale-out NAS, today announced that UConn Health has chosen Qumulo Core for high-performance computing infrastructure to support life sciences research… Qumulo Core is designed for the rapidly growing storage performance, capacity, and data visibility needs faced by…

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Designing Better Data Models for NoSQL Databases

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by Angela Guess Jack Vaughan recently wrote for Search Data Management, “Typically built for speed and designed for specific purposes, NoSQL databases forgo the rigid database schemas of SQL-based relational software. As a result, they can be deployed quickly and adapted on the fly; in addition, they can handle data sets with diverse structures and…

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Webinar: Top 10 Enterprise Use Cases for NoSQL

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Top 10 Enterprise Use Cases for NoSQL from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> This Webinar was Sponsored by: About the Webinar The adoption of NoSQL databases by large enterprises for mission-critical applications is accelerating. It started with Internet-age companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Today, enterprises in virtually…

Slides: Top 10 Enterprise Use Cases for NoSQL

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Top 10 Enterprise Use Cases for NoSQL from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> This Webinar was Sponsored by: About the Webinar The adoption of NoSQL databases by large enterprises for mission-critical applications is accelerating. It started with Internet-age companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Today, enterprises in…

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Analytics and Data Stories: From Fantasy to Non-Fiction

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by Kimberly Nevala During our recent session on data storytelling a question was posed: Can storytelling be applied at the first stage of the analytic process? Specifically, when a working hypothesis is initially formed and before hard data is well in hand. The answer is yes. Storytelling can and should be applied throughout the analytic…

Stanford, Berkeley, & State Street Form Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

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by Angela Guess State Street recently reported, “The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and State Street Global Exchange today announced a collaboration to establish the Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk (CDAR), a new research center focused on applying advanced data-science techniques to manage and mitigate economic and financial risk. The announcement comes as…