Smarter Ways to Employ Intelligent Machines with Manufacturing Assets

ASG Software Solutions Expands Data Governance Suite, Launches ASG-metaRDM

Snowflake Computing Survey Reveals Growing Investment in Data Warehousing

Happy World Backup Day!

Happy World Backup Day!

by Angela Guess Our friends at Cloudwards.net would like to remind all of us, “Once a year on March 31st…

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DATE: April 14, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees. About the Webinar The data governance function exercises authority and control over the management of your mission critical assets and guides how all other data management functions are performed. When selling data governance to organizational management, it is…

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Smarter Ways to Employ Intelligent Machines with Manufacturing Assets

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by Jennifer Zaino What happens when you marry old-school manufacturing assets with new-school, data-focused thinking? You get enhanced visibility into processes that deliver greater insight into operations, opening the door to improving them. Legacy assets persist in an overwhelming number of manufacturing customer environments, says Mark Bernardo, General Manager, Global Services and Support at GE…

Game On: The Analytics of Gamification Activities

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by Jennifer Zaino Is your business gamified? If not, it likely will be soon. The gamification market is estimated to grow from $421.3 million in 2013 to $5.502 billion in 2018, according to recent research. Gamification can have many tentacles, such as helping companies to achieve business goals through established use cases that include performance…

Data Lakes 2: Redressing Big Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper The perceived boons of utilizing a single repository (typically either Hadoop or another NoSQL platform) to store and access all data—structured or unstructured, regardless of schema—as a Data Lake are touted as: Universal enterprise access: Data Lakes enable all users to quickly access data (without time consuming and rigorous modeling constraints) from…

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Data is Neutral. What You Say About It Isn’t.

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by Bree Baich Storytelling is part of our natural dialog. Think about how often you’ve said something similar to the following: [Sarcastically] “What’s his story?” [Confused] “I don’t know the whole story, I need more information.” [With conviction] “That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!” Yet, ask someone to tell you a story with…

A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted

Cathy Nolan

by Cathy Nolan This proverb which goes back to at least the 16th Century is appropriate any time of year, but since we designate a day for fools in April, it’s a good time to think about the ways we can avoid being foolish with our online privacy and ultimately our money. Consider these tales…

Data Science and Data Storytelling: Friend or Foe?

Kimberly Nevala

by Kimberly Nevala Here’s the conundrum. Our ability to influence change is proportional to our ability to alter people’s perceptions and motivate action. Generally, doing so requires evidence. But our ability to provide convincing evidence is, paradoxically, often stymied by the inscrutable analytic methods which generate that evidence. Not to mention the nature of the…

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Smarter Ways to Employ Intelligent Machines with Manufacturing Assets

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by Jennifer Zaino What happens when you marry old-school manufacturing assets with new-school, data-focused thinking? You get enhanced visibility into processes that deliver greater insight into operations, opening the door to improving them. Legacy assets persist in an overwhelming number of manufacturing customer environments, says Mark Bernardo, General Manager, Global Services and Support at GE…

TopQuadrant Launches TopBraid Reference Data Manager

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “TopQuadrant™, a leading enterprise metadata and semantic data integration company, today announced the release of TopBraid Reference Data Manager™ (TopBraid RDM). With a simple point-and-click, forms-based interface TopBraid RDM makes it easy to bring consistency and accuracy to reference data management. As a Silver…

Creating a Common Programming Language for the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Aalborg University recently shared in Phys.org, “Within the next five to ten years, around 100 billion different devices will be online. A large part of the communication takes place solely between machines, and to ensure that they can communicate, the European Commission has supported a project that over the last three years…

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ASG Software Solutions Expands Data Governance Suite, Launches ASG-metaRDM

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “ASG Software Solutions today announced the launch of its reference data management solution, ASG-metaRDM, further strengthening data governance capabilities for organizations. Fully integrated with ASG’s Rochade metadata repository and metaGlossary applications, ASG-metaRDM provides a simple user interface that shows the relationship and context…

How to Build the Best Data Governance Team for Your Needs

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by Angela Guess Michael Collins of BackOffice Associates recently wrote in Enterprise Apps Today, “Your data governance organization’s charter should be to improve the quality of the data and the processes involved in data management. It is intuitive to expect that better data will result in better outcomes, but the approach to building your governance…

Data Lakes 2: Redressing Big Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper The perceived boons of utilizing a single repository (typically either Hadoop or another NoSQL platform) to store and access all data—structured or unstructured, regardless of schema—as a Data Lake are touted as: Universal enterprise access: Data Lakes enable all users to quickly access data (without time consuming and rigorous modeling constraints) from…

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Snowflake Computing Survey Reveals Growing Investment in Data Warehousing

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, announced today the results of an independent, national survey of more than 315 technology and analytics professionals with responsibility for corporate data initiatives. Conducted by Dimensional Research, the goal of the research was to understand the state…

A Look Inside Humanizing Big Data

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by Angela Guess Charles Franklin recently wrote for Small Business Trends, “There has never been any point in history where owners had access to so much information about the consumer. Business owners can tell within days, weeks, or even minutes (in some cases seconds) whether their messages are making an impression or not. They can…

Mtell and MapR Deploy Big Data Platform for Oil and Gas

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the companies reports, “Mtelligence Corporation (dba Mtell), and MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced a new Big Data platform called Mtell Reservoir that combines the MapR Distribution including Hadoop, Mtell Previse Software, and Open TSDB (time-series database) software technology. The…

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Happy World Backup Day!

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by Angela Guess Our friends at Cloudwards.net would like to remind all of us, “Once a year on March 31st the Internet celebrates World Backup Day and reminds us how important it is to back up our data. We at Cloudwards.net have created this infographic to show you that every day should be World Backup…

Data is Neutral. What You Say About It Isn’t.

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by Bree Baich Storytelling is part of our natural dialog. Think about how often you’ve said something similar to the following: [Sarcastically] “What’s his story?” [Confused] “I don’t know the whole story, I need more information.” [With conviction] “That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!” Yet, ask someone to tell you a story with…

A Fool and His Money Are Soon Parted

Cathy Nolan

by Cathy Nolan This proverb which goes back to at least the 16th Century is appropriate any time of year, but since we designate a day for fools in April, it’s a good time to think about the ways we can avoid being foolish with our online privacy and ultimately our money. Consider these tales…

Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

Database Archaeology

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha Few database projects start with a clean slate. Many operational applications have legacy databases as a source of data and ideas. Analytical applications have the operational databases that are feeding data. Developers often encounter existing databases that are poorly documented and need to figure them out. We use the term database archaeology…

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Mtell and MapR Deploy Big Data Platform for Oil and Gas

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the companies reports, “Mtelligence Corporation (dba Mtell), and MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced a new Big Data platform called Mtell Reservoir that combines the MapR Distribution including Hadoop, Mtell Previse Software, and Open TSDB (time-series database) software technology. The…

Can Open Source Data Projects Turn a Profit?

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by Angela Guess Mike Wheatley recently wrote for SiliconAngle, “Open source software is accelerating innovation in technology like never before. Over the last decade, non-proprietary, community-developed software has been adopted into virtually every aspect of computing, becoming the foundation for everything from Big Data and cloud computing to mobile devices and Bitcoin. Yet despite the…

Slides: Integrating Structure and Analytics with Unstructured Data

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Integrating Structure and Analytics with Unstructured Data from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this webinar, click HERE>> This Webinar was Sponsored by: About the Webinar How can you make sense of messy data?  How do you wrap structure around non-relational, flexibly structured data?  With the growth in cloud technologies, how do you…

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Slides: Integrating Structure and Analytics with Unstructured Data

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Integrating Structure and Analytics with Unstructured Data from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this webinar, click HERE>> This Webinar was Sponsored by: About the Webinar How can you make sense of messy data?  How do you wrap structure around non-relational, flexibly structured data?  With the growth in cloud technologies, how do you…

Webinar: Integrating Structure and Analytics with Unstructured Data

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Integrating Structure and Analytics with Unstructured Data from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> This Webinar was Sponsored by: About the Webinar How can you make sense of messy data?  How do you wrap structure around non-relational, flexibly structured data?  With the growth in cloud technologies, how do you balance…

Game On: The Analytics of Gamification Activities

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by Jennifer Zaino Is your business gamified? If not, it likely will be soon. The gamification market is estimated to grow from $421.3 million in 2013 to $5.502 billion in 2018, according to recent research. Gamification can have many tentacles, such as helping companies to achieve business goals through established use cases that include performance…