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DATE: April 28, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar The adoption of NoSQL databases by large enterprises for mission-critical applications is accelerating. It started with Internet-age companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Today, enterprises in virtually every industry are deploying NoSQL databases to…

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CDO Vision: What is the Vision of the Chief Data Officer? Part 2

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by Jennifer Zaino In this article, we continue our discussion of the role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) [view Part 1 here]: what practitioners and experts think about it, what is driving companies to enable the function, and more. These issues all were covered during the recent DATAVERSITY CDOvision 2015 Conference at Enterprise Data…

Regulatory Compliance

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by Jelani Harper Regulatory compliance is increasing—both horizontally and vertically. The common perception is that compliance is an integral part of heavily regulated financial, health care, and government industries. Such a regulatory atmosphere also includes the management, storage, access, and lineage of data, and is a part of the maintenance of electronic records across verticals…

CDO Vision: What is the Vision of the Chief Data Officer? Part 1

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by Jennifer Zaino The newest title in the C-Level suite is Chief Data Officer. The question is: What does that title mean? Would you be surprised to learn that there is no single specific answer to that query? The CDO’s role is still new enough at many organizations that the responsibilities, boundaries, reporting structures, and…

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Big Data 3.0: Delivering on Big Data’s Promise

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by Collin Sebastian Marketers have long waited to realize the promise of Big Data. But while data mining has certainly yielded valuable insights, most of the buzz around Big Data has focused on its potential rather than actual returns. That’s about to change with the advent of Big Data 3.0. Unlike its predecessors, Big Data…

Do You Have a Love-Hate Relationship With Your Data?

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by Martin Doyle Can’t live with it? Can’t live without it? Has your relationship with data seen better days? When the business is ticking over nicely, and data is fresh, everyone’s content and happy. They can get on with their work, free from the burden of decrepit databases and phone numbers that never connect. But…

April DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

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We are just wrapping up our first event of the year, Enterprise Data World 2015 Conference & Expo (#EDW15) held this year in Washington, DC. It was a sold out event with more attendees than ever before in our 19th year. Despite some renovations happening at the venue, the attendees raved about the agenda of…

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Can Berg Cure Cancer with Artificial Intelligence?

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by Angela Guess Writing for Fortune, Cyrus Sanati recently asked, “Could we be just two or three years away from curing cancer? Niven Narain, the president of Berg, a small Boston-based biotech firm, says that may very well be the case. With funding from billionaire real-estate tycoon Carl Berg as well as from Mitch Gray,…

Machine Learning Is the Next Frontier of Big Data Innovation

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by Angela Guess Andrew Brust recently wrote for ZDnet, “Machine learning is the next frontier in Big Data innovation. And the cloud is the next frontier within that frontier. Almost five years ago, Google launched its Prediction API cloud-based machine learning service. This past July, Microsoft launched its Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML) service as…

MIT Develops Probabilistic Programming Language, Picture, to ID Images & Video

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by Angela Guess Techworld recently reported, “MIT researchers are developing a new programming language, called Picture, that could significantly cut the amount of coding needed to help computers recognise objects in images and video.A prototype, to be unveiled in June at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference will reveal how probabilistic programming could reduce…

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ISACA is First to Combine Skills-based Cybersecurity Training With Performance-based Exams

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the organization reports, “ISACA today introduced a portfolio of new cybersecurity certifications that are the first to combine skills-based training with performance-based exams and certifications. The seven new Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) certifications help professionals build and evolve their careers in a constantly changing field and help close…

Data-Ed Webinar: Data Governance Strategies

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

Data-Ed Slides: Data Governance Strategies

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Data-Ed Online Webinar: Data Governance Strategies from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> 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,…

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Why Your Business Needs a Big Data Strategy

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by Angela Guess David A. Kelly of Teradata recently wrote in Forbes, “Whether you fully believe the hype or not, big data will continue to have a fundamental impact on your business over the next few years. Yet jumping on the big data bandwagon can backfire in a very expensive way without a concise blueprint…

Storage Wars: Big Data Edition

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by Angela Guess Alex Barrett of Search Data Center recently wrote, “Enterprise big data workloads demand a lot from storage and network bandwidth. Storage, cloud and as-a-service vendors are developing the infrastructure to support them… Data location is the determining factor of many big data analytics decisions, including what products enterprises should use for storage…

Taking Big Data to the Bank

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by Angela Guess Russ Banham of CenturyLink recently wrote in Forbes, “A customer walks into the bank to make a deposit, greets the teller and, out of the blue, she’s asked if she would like a second mortgage. Is this any way to serve a valued customer? Not if she isn’t in the market for…

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The Data Warehouse Isn’t Dead — It’s Healthier Than Ever

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by Angela Guess James Kobielus recently wrote for InfoWorld, “When a topic is complex, people tend to indulge in sloppy analysis, inadvertently conflating concepts and making apples-to-oranges comparisons. A glaring example of such muddled thinking is the absurd meme that the data warehouse is ‘dead.’ This line of argument tends to confuse several distinct conceptions…

Qumulo Core Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS Software Now Available

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Qumulo, pioneer of the world’s first data-aware scale-out NAS, today announced the Qumulo QC208 hybrid storage appliance, the second hardware product in Qumulo’s Q-series portfolio. Qumulo Core, the company’s flagship software solution that was introduced to the market last month, is now available on a…

Enterprise Data World 2015: In Theory and In Practice

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by Jelani Harper In many ways large and small, external and internal, the 2015 rendition of Enterprise Data World provided a world unto itself. For six days and five nights it was a distinctly technological world, where terms such as geek—and Data Geek in particular—proved the highest of superlatives. It was a world in which…

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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…

NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

The CIO, the CMO, and NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Ian White recently wrote for IT Pro Portal, “In 2015, both the CIO and the CMO share the same fundamental challenge – effective information management… Both CMOs and CIOs need a solid foundation to work together. NoSQL databases do just that. Not having a pre-defined columnar schema allows for much more flexibility.…

Accelerating Big Data Projects Drive Demand for NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Writing for Information Management, Joe Panettieri recently noted, “As businesses accelerate big data project deployments, demand for NoSQL as the underlying engine is growing rapidly. In fact, the global NoSQL market will reach $4.2 billion by 2020, growing 35.1 percent annually along the way, according to Allied Market Research. In some cases,…

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ISACA is First to Combine Skills-based Cybersecurity Training With Performance-based Exams

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the organization reports, “ISACA today introduced a portfolio of new cybersecurity certifications that are the first to combine skills-based training with performance-based exams and certifications. The seven new Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) certifications help professionals build and evolve their careers in a constantly changing field and help close…

Making the Most of Cloud-Based Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Writing for Information Management, Bob Violino recently noted, “More than 50 percent of businesses currently use or plan to use cloud-based business intelligence, according to a survey by Dresner Advisory Services. Still several common hurdles have limited cloud-based BI’s adoption in some companies. The report, the latest in the firm’s Wisdom of…

Gartner’s 3 Big Data Trends to Watch for Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Doug Laney of Gartner recently wrote in IT World Canada, “Big data has given businesses a window into valuable streams of information from customer purchasing habits to inventory status. However, internal data streams give only a limited picture, especially with the growth of digital businesses. Gartner has identified three trends that describe…