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Is the Cloud the Right Place for Your Big Data?

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Identifying Bias in Machine Learning Algorithms

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Sep 2 DGPO Webinar: 5 Steps to a Business Glossary

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DATE: September 2, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This Webinar is Hosted by: About the Webinar Business ownership of data is difficult to manage even in the organization that appreciates data governance. Creating a business glossary cultivates business ownership of data. In this presentation learn the…

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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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…

The Reality of Natural Language Processing

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by Jelani Harper Natural Language Processing (NLP) may seem the least notable of Semantic technologies and their applications, particularly when considering the hype surrounding graph databases, Cognitive Computing, and the Internet of Things. Nonetheless, Markets and Markets reports that the NLP market is projected to grow to $13.4 billion–with a CAGR of 18.4 percent—in the next…

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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…

Content Intelligence and Information Governance

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by Ann Kelly We’ve all seen the news headlines where organizations are fined for deleting information too soon or for not preserving content as in the case of a litigation hold. If these organizations knew about and used the principals of Content Intelligence with respect to their information governance it may have saved them time,…

Smart Data News, Articles, & Education

Identifying Bias in Machine Learning Algorithms

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by Angela Guess The University of Utah reports for Scientific Computing, “Software may appear to operate without bias because it strictly uses computer code to reach conclusions. That’s why many companies use algorithms to help weed out job applicants when hiring for a new position. But a team of computer scientists from the University of…

Artificial Intelligence: Liability and Regulation

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by Angela Guess Gary Lea of The Conversation recently wrote in Phys.org, “There has been much discussion of late of the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI), especially regarding robot weapons development and a related but more general discussion about AI as an existential threat to humanity.If Skynet of the Terminator movies is going to exterminate…

Integrating Big Data the Right Way

Big Data

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…

Data Governance & Data Quality News, Articles, & Education

Be Wary of Your Business Partners’ Data Governance Policies

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by Angela Guess Writing for Dark Reading, Sekhar Sarukkai noted, “As more details emerge about the recent mega breach affecting CVS, Costco, Walmart, RiteAid, and Tesco, security experts are zeroing in on an often overlooked element in a company’s cyber defenses: its business partners. The common thread between these companies is a third-party vendor called…

RWDG Webinar: Data Governance & Data Steward Certification

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 To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>>  About the Webinar Becoming certified means that you have been provided some form of external review, education, assessment, or audit and that you passed that review. Being certified can make the difference in getting a job or that desirable position. Many people are seeking certification…

RWDG Slides: Data Governance & Data Steward Certification

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Data Governance & Data Steward Certification from DATAVERSITY  To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Becoming certified means that you have been provided some form of external review, education, assessment, or audit and that you passed that review. Being certified can make the difference in getting a job…

Big Data News, Articles, & Education

5 Big Data Open Source Projects Worth Watching

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by Angela Guess Andrew Brust recently wrote for ZDnet, “Take a look at the Apache Software Foundation’s (ASF’s) list of projects and you may feel overwhelmed. Between top-level and incubating projects, there are far too many to keep track of. Filtering down the list to Big Data projects may not help, because that “smaller” list…

Is the Cloud the Right Place for Your Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Brandon Butler recently wrote in Network World, “Is the cloud a good spot for big data? That’s a controversial question, and the answer changes depending on who you ask. Last week I attended the HP Big Data Conference in Boston and both an HP customer and an executive told me that big…

Integrating Big Data the Right Way

Big Data

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…

Enterprise Information Management News, Articles, & Education

Integrating Big Data the Right Way

Big Data

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…

DAMA Webinar: Taking Information Governance to the Next Level

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To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Our society is rapidly evolving towards being information driven. Pretty much every industry and line of business is confronted with increasing amounts of data and a push towards better decision taking. The domain of data governance has transformed into a much broader…

Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

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…

Data-Ed Slides: Trends in Data Modeling

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Trends in Data Modeling from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of 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…

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…