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July 14 Data-Ed Webinar: Best Practices with the DMM

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DATE: July 14, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar The Data Management Maturity (DMM) model is a framework for the evaluation and assessment of an organization’s data management capabilities. The model allows an organization to evaluate its current state data management capabilities, discover gaps…

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Top 20 Hottest Data Management Posts Year-to-Date 2015

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by Shannon Kempe It’s already time for the DATAVERSITY semi-annual Top 20 report! We have selected the top 20 most popular content published year-to-date. We look at all content types including our Blogs by Industry Experts, Articles, Data Daily News, etc. We have seen a huge shift in Data Topic interest from our end year…

Improving Big Data Analytics with Machine Learning-as-a-Service

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by Jelani Harper  Machine Learning-as-a-Service (MLaaS) exists as the nexus point for some of the most promising technologies and applications of Big Data analytics. The availability of sophisticated Machine Learning algorithms on demand via the Cloud has significant ramifications for: Big Data: In many ways, the predictive capabilities of Machine Learning are the only means…

Make Data Science Work for Your Organization

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by Jennifer Zaino As a career, Data Science clearly is a winner. According to a recently released study by Burtch Works, Salaries of Data Scientists, median salaries can range from $91,000 for those with one to three years of experience, up to $250,000 for managers leading teams of ten or more. Median bonuses for top level…

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July 2014 Letter from the Editor

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What a busy month we had in June! We had so much going on behind the scenes, I’m excited to start bringing them to the forefront and make at least one announcement. I started to elude to the launch of a new site in my June Letter, and I am pleased to announce the expanded…

Navigating the Intersection of Analytics and Data Management

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by Kimberly Nevala As analytics becomes pervasive, standard operating paradigms for data management are being challenged. In some cases new models compliment established practices while others are on a collision course. Successfully responding requires a shift in the operating models we are willing to consider. Which does not imply an either/or proposition. It’s no coincidence…

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by James Kobielus I’m curious whether the Turing test makes sense in a world where the practical boundaries between humans and computers are dissolving rapidly. Does the distinction between people and machines really matter all that much anymore? The distinction is blurred every time you defer to a recommendation engine or turn left at your…

Smart Data News, Articles, & Education

New Report: The 4 Natural Language Processing Market Segments

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by Angela Guess A new article reports, “Today, business organizations are operational in and across a wide spectrum of verticals which includes Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), retail and consumer goods, automotive, healthcare and life sciences, research and education, high tech and electronics, media and entertainment. These business firms are generating tremendous amount of…

Why Facebook is Investing in Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Josh Constine recently wrote for TechCrunch, “What’s Facebook working on in its three AI labs? A way to understand exactly what you share so it can serve that content to people with matching interests. Today in a public Q&A on his Facebook Page, CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a closer look at why…

Data Governance & Data Quality News, Articles, & Education

How to Overcome the Big Data Hoarding Monster

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by Angela Guess Writing for ZDnet, Steve Ranger recently noted, “Companies are generating huge amounts of data – from their own internal systems and from contacts with customers and social media, to name just two sources, and then storing it for as long as possible. While some of it is certainly useful and can provide…

How Graph Databases are Fostering Re-Imagined MDM

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by Angela Guess Emil Eifrem, CEO of Neo Technology, recently wrote for Information Management, “MDM needs to be re-imagined. Current MDM solutions typically store their data in an Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) which makes it hard to see relationships within the data and leverage those insights in real time for competitive advantage. The new…

Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Do You Have Big Data or Crappy Data?

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by Angela Guess TechCrunch contributor Jeremy Levy recently wrote, “Companies often tout all their terabytes and petabytes of data, and their massive teams of data scientists running huge Hadoop clusters with Apache Kafka streams that are such a competitive advantage. The truth is, most of them suffer from one of the old adages in computing:…

How to Overcome the Big Data Hoarding Monster

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by Angela Guess Writing for ZDnet, Steve Ranger recently noted, “Companies are generating huge amounts of data – from their own internal systems and from contacts with customers and social media, to name just two sources, and then storing it for as long as possible. While some of it is certainly useful and can provide…

Enterprise Information Management News, Articles, & Education

EnterpriseDB and KT Partner to Bring Postgres in the Cloud to Korean Market

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “EnterpriseDB (EDB), the leading provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, today announced a partnership with the technology services subsidiary of KT Corp., one of the largest telecommunications providers in South Korea. The partnership calls for the two companies to launch a…

From Chief Data Officer to Chief Digital Officer

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by Angela Guess Andrew H. LaVanway recently opined in NextGov.com, “The role of chief data officer within federal agencies is on the rise. It’s about time. Unfortunately, it’s probably also not enough. Now that many agencies have gotten around to vetting, hiring and enabling a data executive, the needed role has grown larger. Simply stated,…

Enterprises Increasing Investment in Datacenters, Focus on Upgrades and Retrofits

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the organization reports, “451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise (VotE): Datacenters Q2 2015 quarterly survey on datacenter trends indicates that, despite increased investment in cloud and colocation providers, 87% of datacenter operators surveyed from North America and Europe are maintaining or increasing their datacenter facility spending, with…

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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

How Graph Databases are Fostering Re-Imagined MDM

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by Angela Guess Emil Eifrem, CEO of Neo Technology, recently wrote for Information Management, “MDM needs to be re-imagined. Current MDM solutions typically store their data in an Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) which makes it hard to see relationships within the data and leverage those insights in real time for competitive advantage. The new…

Business Intelligence News, Articles, and Education

Navigating the Intersection of Analytics and Data Management

Kimberly Nevala

by Kimberly Nevala As analytics becomes pervasive, standard operating paradigms for data management are being challenged. In some cases new models compliment established practices while others are on a collision course. Successfully responding requires a shift in the operating models we are willing to consider. Which does not imply an either/or proposition. It’s no coincidence…

Improving Big Data Analytics with Machine Learning-as-a-Service

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by Jelani Harper  Machine Learning-as-a-Service (MLaaS) exists as the nexus point for some of the most promising technologies and applications of Big Data analytics. The availability of sophisticated Machine Learning algorithms on demand via the Cloud has significant ramifications for: Big Data: In many ways, the predictive capabilities of Machine Learning are the only means…