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Jun 4 CDO Webinar: The Value of Data

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DATE: June 4, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar There is growing discussion in many organizations on monetizing data, not only as a revenue source, but as a balance sheet item.  John will cover some of the new and more interesting  methods being kicked…

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Data Assets and Data Successes: Stories from the Trenches

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by Jennifer Zaino There’s nothing like a good story about how companies succeed when they use their data assets in smart, strategic, and savvy ways. You could hear a lot of those tales at the DATAVERSITY® CDOvision 2015 Conference at Enterprise Data World, and many of the data successes recounted are worth sharing. To that…

The Spotlight on Strategic Data Quality and Data Strategy

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by Jennifer Zaino Data Quality and Data Strategy were some of the main topics of discussion at this spring’s CDOvision 2015 Conference at Enterprise Data World (EDW) in Washington D.C. (You can get insight into some points from earlier DATAVERSITY™ articles CDO Part 1, CDO Part 2 and Rise of Data Strategy). The topic took…

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…

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Do Your Customers Hide Their Data?

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by Martin Doyle Personal data has an image problem. People are increasingly wary of handing over their details to websites – particularly when they have no intention to engage long term. Many marketers set out to obtain email addresses, yet do very little to ensure the email addresses they get are valid. This is the…

Tales from the Privacy “Front Lines”

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by Cathy Nolan I’ve been giving presentations on Personal Data Privacy and listening to stories from the people who attend. I thought I might share a few very real stories about what can happen if you are not vigilant about guarding your personal data. A DAMA member was on vacation and bought tickets for a…

Presenting Data Models

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by Michael Blaha So you have prepared a data model. You’re proud of your work. Now how do you explain the model to others? You want them to understand your work and you want their feedback. We can think of three techniques for presenting data models. Use a Data Modeling Tool An obvious approach is…

Smart Data News, Articles, & Education

Huawei Launches a 10KB LiteOS to Power the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess James Vincent recently wrote for The Verge, “Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is preparing to launch an operating system for the internet of things that’s just 10 kilobytes in size. The company says that its ‘LiteOS’ is the ‘lightest’ software of its kind and can be used to power a range of smart…

Teaching Artificial Intelligence to Play Poker (and Bluff!)

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by Angela Guess Tanya Lewis recently wrote in Live Science, “Computers have already succeeded in beating humans at chess and Jeopardy! Soon, they may add poker to that list. Earlier this month, several of the world’s best poker players faced off against an artificial intelligence(AI) program called Claudico at a game of Heads-Up No-Limit Texas…

Data Governance & Data Quality News, Articles, & Education

How Data Breaches are Redefining Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Ian Rowlands recently wrote for Information Management, “If it feels like data breaches are occurring more frequently, it’s because they are. There were 579 reported data breaches in 2014, a 27.5 percent jump from the year prior, research shows. In California alone, 18.5 million of its 38 million residents – close to…

MDM is BI, and Other Misconceptions

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by Angela Guess Xpertek recently wrote for IT Web, “I have not been selling MDM solutions for very long, but what I have found out is that there is a common misconception that MDM is BI, says Marilynn Leonard, Divisional Head of Data at Xpertek. In other words, for those who hate TLAs (two/three-letter acronyms),…

Informatica Introduces Total Supplier Relationship Application

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Informatica Corporation, the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced the Informatica Total Supplier Relationship (TSR) application, a master data-fueled solution that enables supply chain, sourcing and purchasing teams to centralize and streamline the end-to-end process of managing information about…

Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Big Data is Trash Unless It’s Mined by Data Geniuses

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by Angela Guess Vin Gupta recently wrote for Entrepreneur.com, “Big Data, Mega Data or Meta Data are the buzzwords in corporate lingo. It is like a bunch of high school boys bragging in the locker room. But “Big Data” can be a “big pile of trash,” unless mined by geniuses. This whole new phenomenon seems…

Ryft Open API Library Extends Lightning-Fast Batch and Streaming Analysis to Existing Big Data Environments

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article, “Ryft announced today the availability of the Ryft Open API Library, expanding the company’s Ryft ONE high-performance data analysis capabilities into existing big data environments. Developers can now invoke or extend the Ryft Open API to add hardware-driven acceleration to applications that demand real-time intelligence from all…

The Cloud Can Handle Big Data… Sort Of

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Joe McKendrick recently wrote, “Is cloud making a difference in Big Data efforts?  Can it deliver the agility and scalability required to handle petabytes and exabytes’ worth of data coming out of enterprises and the Internet of Things? The answer to both questions is ‘yes, but,’ according to highly engaging…

Enterprise Information Management News, Articles, & Education

CEM Provider Clarabridge Acquires Engagor

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Clarabridge, Inc., the leading provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions for the world’s top brands, today announced the acquisition of Engagor, the most comprehensive platform for real-time social customer service and engagement. The combined offering provides a complete, end-to-end technology solution for marketers, customer…

The Data Center of the Future: Deciding Which IT Battles to Fight

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by Angela Guess Nick Nickolaisen recently wrote for SearchCIO, “Technology is ubiquitous and it is constantly changing. Because of that, IT leaders must become really good at deciding which technology battles they should fight. For a while, the really interesting technology innovations came from the non-infrastructure side of life with things like advanced analytics, mobile…

Data-Ed Webinar: Monetizing Data Management

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Data-Ed Online Webinar: Monetizing Data Management from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> 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…

Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

Embarcadero ER/Studio Data Architect Certified for HortonWorks Data Platform and MongoDB Enterprise

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today announced that its data modeling tool, ER/Studio® Data Architect version 10.0, has been certified by HortonWorks for HortonWorks Data Platform (HDP) 2.1 and certified against MongoDB Enterprise for versions 2.4…

Big Data Governance, Big Data Modeling

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by Jelani Harper Prior to recent developments in Big Data Governance and Big Data Modeling, there was a perceived tradeoff between Big Data initiatives and Data Governance. The rapid implementation and generation of business value of the former would innately reduce the efficacy of the latter. According to Danny Sandwell, who works in product marketing…

Presenting Data Models

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by Michael Blaha So you have prepared a data model. You’re proud of your work. Now how do you explain the model to others? You want them to understand your work and you want their feedback. We can think of three techniques for presenting data models. Use a Data Modeling Tool An obvious approach is…

NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

Embarcadero ER/Studio Data Architect Certified for HortonWorks Data Platform and MongoDB Enterprise

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today announced that its data modeling tool, ER/Studio® Data Architect version 10.0, has been certified by HortonWorks for HortonWorks Data Platform (HDP) 2.1 and certified against MongoDB Enterprise for versions 2.4…

The NoSQL Market is Consolidating: What Does That Mean?

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by Angela Guess Chloe Green recently wrote for Information Age, “Apple’s acquisition of FoundationDB a couple of weeks ago and Percona’s more recent acquisition of Tokutek raised many questions about whether the NoSQL industry is consolidating. It is and this is prompting lots of questions around the risks for developers and operations engineers that invest…

Business Intelligence News, Articles, and Education

CEM Provider Clarabridge Acquires Engagor

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Clarabridge, Inc., the leading provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions for the world’s top brands, today announced the acquisition of Engagor, the most comprehensive platform for real-time social customer service and engagement. The combined offering provides a complete, end-to-end technology solution for marketers, customer…

Pyramid Analytics Ranked #1 Leader in Business Intelligence Market Study

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Pyramid Analytics, the next generation business intelligence platform for the enterprise, today announced that it has earned the leader position out of 16 vendors in the 2015 Collaborative Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study by Dresner Advisory Services. One of the most comprehensive…

MDM is BI, and Other Misconceptions

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by Angela Guess Xpertek recently wrote for IT Web, “I have not been selling MDM solutions for very long, but what I have found out is that there is a common misconception that MDM is BI, says Marilynn Leonard, Divisional Head of Data at Xpertek. In other words, for those who hate TLAs (two/three-letter acronyms),…