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10 Factors Driving NoSQL Adoption

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10 Factors Driving NoSQL Adoption

by Angela Guess Chris Preimesberger recently wrote for eWeek, “Eight to 10 years ago, when NoSQL pioneers first deployed them,…

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Jul 30 Webinar: How Semantics Solves Big Data Challenges

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DATE: July 30, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This Webinar is Sponsored by:   About the Webinar Today, organizations want both IT simplicity and innovation, but reliance on traditional databases only leads to more complexity, longer development cycles, and more silos. In fact, organizations report that…

Aug 6 CDO Webinar: Data Governance and the CEO

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DATE: August 6, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This Webinar is Sponsored by:   About the Webinar Does the CEO care about Data Governance? Yes, of course he/she does, just as they care about all the other corporate functions that require governance. What’s different about Data…

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Data Quality: It’s A Supply Chain Issue

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by Jennifer Zaino Ask Mary Wilson, Vice President of Advisory Services at GS1 US about what Data Quality is, and here’s what she’ll tell you: “Data Quality is the outcome of having sound Data Governance processes, and institutional education/ knowledge and training to support good Master Data Management (MDM),” so that there is a single…

Golden Master Data Management

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by Jelani Harper Master Data Management (MDM) exists at the nexus point between analytics, operations, and Data Governance. Real-time access to operational customer data (one of the two most commonly found MDM domains) frequently requires the sort of lengthy implementation of a number of disparate systems that many organizations perceive is too arduous—and costly—to justify…

Best Practices in Data Storytelling

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by Jelani Harper Data storytelling is a critical aspect of analytics that was not given much attention until recently. An Enterprise Data World 2015 session entitled “Visualize This: The Art of Data Storytelling” featuring Kimberly Nevala and Bree Baich of SAS indicates that data storytelling plays an integral role in: Advanced Analytics: The more advanced…

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New Postgres Feature Integrates Siloed Data

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by Pierre Fricke With CIOs struggling to harness a patchwork of data solutions and siloes, newly enhanced Foreign Data Wrappers for Postgres provide critical integration for consistent data management and analysis In today’s digital age companies are trying to store, manage and make sense of vast pools of information. Data has also become more varied…

Big Data is Pointless if You Can’t Use It to Make Money

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by Jonathan Buckley The hype surrounding the big data movement is enormous. The way some organizations talk about it, big data can solve every single problem a business faces and provide guaranteed success well into the future. While the hype may be a tad overblown, make no mistake that big data carries with it numerous…

Smart Data News, Articles, & Education

Windows 10 and the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Curtis Franklin Jr. recently wrote for InformationWeek, “Windows 10 is going to change desktop and mobile computing experiences for the better. That’s what Microsoft says, and many IT pundits agree. The word is that Windows 10, which becomes commercially available on July 29,  is a genuine improvement over the versions that have…

Insights from the Internet of Things Study 2015

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Louis Columbus reports, “79% of Internet of Things (IoT) app developers spend at least 25% of their time with analytics or databases,  and 42% work on Big Data or advanced analytics projects. 55% of IoT developers primarily connect devices through the Cloud, with 32% connecting through a hub or middle…

Data Governance & Data Quality News, Articles, & Education

8 Goals for Your Master Data Management Program

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by Angela Guess Writing for Information Management, Joe Panettieri recently asked, “How can your organization begin to wrap its arms around master data management? Some key clues emerged at the MDM & Data Governance Summit in San Francisco today.  Consider the situation at Cargill Inc. — the 150-year-old provider of food, agriculture, financial and industrial…

CIO Has Pivotal Role in Data Governance at Federal Agencies

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by Angela Guess CIO.com contributor Kenneth Corbin recently opined, “As federal agencies find themselves awash in data collected through far-flung cloud, mobile and sensor-enabled IT systems, the CIO has a pivotal role to play in establishing sound governance structures. ‘I think it is the CIO’s ultimate responsibility to ensure that the data is accessible and…

Data Quality: It’s A Supply Chain Issue

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by Jennifer Zaino Ask Mary Wilson, Vice President of Advisory Services at GS1 US about what Data Quality is, and here’s what she’ll tell you: “Data Quality is the outcome of having sound Data Governance processes, and institutional education/ knowledge and training to support good Master Data Management (MDM),” so that there is a single…

Big Data News, Articles, & Education

7 Best Practices for Your Big Data Projects

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by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett recently wrote for TechRepublic, “Big data projects are well underway in most companies, but we are only now beginning to distill a set of IT management best practices for big data that can be plugged into IT playbooks. This is what we’ve learned, and how companies are incorporating big data…

The Problems with Sampling Big Data for Enterprise Analytics

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by Angela Guess Alex Gray recently opined in Datanami, “Many companies spend vast amounts of resources to collect, transform and store the massive amounts of data that flows through their business processes. However, when it comes to doing analysis and machine learning on this data, time and compute speed gate how much data can be…

A Look Inside Google News Lab

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by Angela Guess Fast Company contributor Sean Captain recently wrote, “Google is no longer just a place to search for news stories; it’s a place to find raw news itself. Among the 432,000 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every day are user clips of important events—from police beatings to political uprisings—that no media crew…

Enterprise Information Management News, Articles, & Education

Thomas C. Redman On Dispelling Your Team’s Fear of Data

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by Angela Guess Thomas C. Redman recently wrote for the Harvard Business Review, “Most people are uncomfortable with data. Estimates, analytics, and data-driven predictions — they can all be confusing and overwhelming… Good managers don’t allow fear to fester in their teams. And the best way for managers to help their direct reports grow more…

OneAsia Gives Enterprises Turnkey Multi-Cloud, Data Protection And Server Migration

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “Appcara, a provider of multi-cloud and application automation solutions, and OneAsia, an Asian leading IT, data center and cloud solution provider, today announced that OneAsia is making Appcara’s App360 Appliance PLUS available to OneAsia customers. The appliance, released by Appcara earlier this year,…

Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

NoSQL Shapes Data Modeling

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by Jelani Harper At an Enterprise Data World 2015 Conference session entitled ”NoSQL Influence to Enterprise Data Modeling,” eBay’s Senior Data Architect Donovan Hsieh addressed some of the differences between non-relational (NoSQL) and relational Data Modeling practices. Some of the more pronounced differences that he discussed include: Roles: In various organizations, Data Modeling for NoSQL…

Why Data Modelers Don’t Want to Automate

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by Karen Lopez In this month’s Heart of Data Modeling Webinar, The Best Data Modeler is a Lazy Data Modeler, I gave tips on how to get started automating the most mindless data modeling tasks.  But in preparing for my demos, my ears were ringing with thoughts of discussions I’ve had in the past with data…

NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

10 Factors Driving NoSQL Adoption

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by Angela Guess Chris Preimesberger recently wrote for eWeek, “Eight to 10 years ago, when NoSQL pioneers first deployed them, their use was limited to Internet-age companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and LinkedIn. Now, a variety of enterprises are adopting this database for customer-facing, revenue-driving applications that serve hundreds of millions of consumers. The…

Neo4j Powers Businesses Worldwide With Graph-Based Search

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Facebook’s database of people and Google’s database of information have one crucial thing in common: they were both built using graph technology. Their use of graphs is a powerful representation of how the technology handles huge volumes of content and makes data available…

New Postgres Feature Integrates Siloed Data

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by Pierre Fricke With CIOs struggling to harness a patchwork of data solutions and siloes, newly enhanced Foreign Data Wrappers for Postgres provide critical integration for consistent data management and analysis In today’s digital age companies are trying to store, manage and make sense of vast pools of information. Data has also become more varied…

Business Intelligence News, Articles, and Education

Pyramid Analytics Contributes to Advances in Microsoft Power BI Desktop Technology

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Pyramid Analytics, the next generation business intelligence platform for the enterprise, today announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft consisting of development collaboration and technology integration. The agreement is an extension of Pyramid Analytics’ proven track record of cooperation with Microsoft to deliver analytics solutions…

RWDG Webinar: Big Data & BI Analytics Require Data Governance

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RWDG Webinar: Big Data & BI Analytics Require Data Governance To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Business Intelligence (BI) used to be equated to Data Warehousing. In this day of Big Data and improved analytical technologies and capabilities, BI now means a lot more. Where governing data in…

RWDG Slides: Big Data & BI Analytics Require Data Governance

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RWDG Webinar: Big Data & BI Analytics Require Data Governance from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this webinar, click HERE>> About the Webinar Business Intelligence (BI) used to be equated to Data Warehousing. In this day of Big Data and improved analytical technologies and capabilities, BI now means a lot more. Where…