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May 2016 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

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By   3 hours ago

We are just returning from our first face-to-face event of the year, Enterprise Data World 2016 (EDW) held this year in San Diego.  It was a great event with over 1,000 attendees present. Always my favorite part of these events is meeting people I’ve been working with online throughout the year. I met so many […]

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The API Economy: A Big Ball of CRUD

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Click this link to learn more about the author Dave Duggal. Quote: “The use of APIs has exploded with the growth of distributed computing, driven by the popularity of the Web, Cloud and now, the Internet of Things (IoT)” Back in 1999 an academic paper, “The Big Ball of Mud” exposed fundamental limitations of ‘modern’ software […]

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Will Data Scientists Soon Be Obsolete?

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by Angela Guess Bernard Marr recently opined in Forbes, “The job of data scientist — the quintessential big data job, and the job that was just voted the best job in America for 2016 — is at risk. Data scientists have been called ‘unicorns’ because finding the right person with the right set of skills […]

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UK to Set Up a Council of Data Science Ethics

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By   4 hours ago

by Angela Guess Rebecca Bazeley recently wrote in PHG Foundation, “The UK Government is to set up a Council of Data Science Ethics. The development comes in response to recommendations from the Science and Technology Committee’s report The big data dilemma published earlier this year. The Council of Data Science Ethics will be established within […]

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Industrializing Data Analytics

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By   4 hours ago

by Angela Guess Rajeev Ronanki, Ashish Verma, David Pierce, and Mark Shilling of Deloitte recently wrote in The Wall Street Journal, “Perhaps Ann Winblad, senior partner at technology venture capital firm Hummer-Winblad, said it best: ‘Data is the new oil.’ Against this backdrop, it seems almost illogical that few companies are making the investments needed […]

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How Cognitive Computing is Reshaping the IT Landscape

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By   4 hours ago

by Angela Guess Scott Crowder recently wrote in Data Informed, “When most people think about artificial intelligence and cognitive computing, they think of futuristic technological landscapes overrun with evil robots. But a growing number of business and IT leaders are beginning to grasp how cognitive computing is radically reshaping the present IT landscape. This next […]

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Artificial Intelligence and Your Health

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By   4 hours ago

by Angela Guess Jo Best recently wrote in ZDnet, “After IBM’s Watson cruised to victory on the game show Jeopardy!, the company decided the first area where the ‘cognitive computing’ system would be put to work was healthcare — a field of sprawling data, intense privacy concerns, and life and death outcomes. Since IBM began […]

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A Smart Database for a New Age of Enterprise Apps

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By   1 day ago

Do you remember what it was like the first time you got your hands on an iPhone? When you realized that all the things that you used to have to do on separate devices now could be accomplished on one single device? Well, the minds behind LogicBlox would like you to feel the same way […]

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Microsoft is Hoping to Store Data on Synthetic DNA

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By   1 day ago

by Angela Guess Blair Hanley Frank reports in PC World, “Microsoft has partnered with a San Francisco-based company to encode information on synthetic DNA to test its potential as a new medium for data storage.  Twist Bioscience will provide Microsoft with 10 million DNA strands for the purpose of encoding digital data. In other words, […]

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    May 3 Webinar: Analyzing Billions of Data Rows with Alteryx, Amazon Redshift, and Tableau

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    By   6 months ago

    DATE: May 3, 2016 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This webinar is sponsored by: About the Webinar Got lots of data? So does Amaysim, a leading Australian telecom provider, with its billions of rows of data. The organization successfully empowers its small team of data analysts with […]

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    May 4 DGPO Webinar: A Data Governance Reboot – Positioning DG as an Issue Resolution Service for Immediate Value-add to the Business

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    By   6 months ago

    DATE: May 4, 2016 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This Webinar is Hosted by: About the Webinar Jefferson County School District is a large K-12 enterprise with over 85,000 students and 14,000 employees located in Denver Co. A previous effort to stand-up Data Governance that focused on […]

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    May 5 CDO Webinar: A Compelling Statement to Corporate Leaders – Why You Must Address EIM and DG

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    By   6 months ago

    DATE: May 5, 2016 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free for all attendees About the Webinar There is a lot of talk about the management of data as an asset. In fact it is getting tiresome. However, the people that see the need for managing data assets are still not the […]

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    May 10 Data-Ed Webinar: Metadata Strategies

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    By   6 months ago

    DATE: May 10, 2016 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees   About the Webinar Good systems development often depends on multiple data management disciplines. One of these is metadata. While much of the discussion around metadata focuses on understanding metadata itself along with associated technologies, this comprehensive issue […]

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    May 12 Smart Data Webinar: Emerging Data Management Options

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    By   6 months ago

    DATE: May 12, 2016 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Everyone talks about the challenges of managing big data, but applications built for the next decade will need more than “bigger” and “faster” versions of the RDBMS systems that dominated at the end of the […]

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    May 17 DAMA Webinar: Influencing with Data – Facts Don’t Matter Much!

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    By   7 months ago

    DATE: May 17, 2016 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Business analytics can provide a major stimulus for transformational change. Yet neuroscience and psychology show us that people are typically not “wired” to engage with facts. Analytics leaders seeking to develop a data-driven culture must […]

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    May 19 RWDG Webinar: A Data Governance Framework for Smart Data

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    By   7 months ago

    DATE: May 19, 2016 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Does your organization have smart data? How does your company define smart data? Smart data is data that is used in non-traditional ways such as through machine learning, through the semantic web and by taking […]

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    May 24 Webinar: Metadata and the Power of Pattern-Finding

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    By   7 months ago

    DATE: May 24, 2016 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This webinar is sponsored by: About the Webinar According to Gartner, “through 2018, 80 percent of data lakes will not include effective metadata management capabilities, making them inefficient.” Tools within the Apache Spark ecosystem, such as SparkSQL, MlLib, […]

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      May 2016 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

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      By   3 hours ago

      We are just returning from our first face-to-face event of the year, Enterprise Data World 2016 (EDW) held this year in San Diego.  It was a great event with over 1,000 attendees present. Always my favorite part of these events is meeting people I’ve been working with online throughout the year. I met so many […]

      Read More →

      The API Economy: A Big Ball of CRUD

      Dave Duggal

      By   3 hours ago

      Click this link to learn more about the author Dave Duggal. Quote: “The use of APIs has exploded with the growth of distributed computing, driven by the popularity of the Web, Cloud and now, the Internet of Things (IoT)” Back in 1999 an academic paper, “The Big Ball of Mud” exposed fundamental limitations of ‘modern’ software […]

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      Internet of Things: Big Data and Data Security Problems

      Ariel Amster

      By   2 days ago

      Click here to learn more about Ari Amster. In many respects, the Internet of Things (IoT) has already arrived. While many experts are predicting extreme growth over the next decade, for all intents and purposes, the IoT isn’t some far-flung concept of the future; we’re living in it right now. Think of all the devices and […]

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      Distributing Machine Intelligence to the Foggy Edge of the IoT

      James Kobielus

      By   4 days ago

      Click here to learn more about author James Kobielus. Machine learning is beginning to sink roots into every node of the Internet of Things (IoT). In this new era IoT endpoints will increasingly be powered by statistically driven algorithms that process real-time sensor data and drive autonomous decisions right then and there. I recently published a […]

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      Software Semantic Evolution, Part 6

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      By   1 week ago

      Click to learn more about Yefim (Jeff) Zhuk. Catch up on this blog series with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. SOA and Microservices, RAML and DataSense by MuleSoft, and the Next Step Collaboration of Services and Transformation of “tribal knowledge” Collaboration between people and groups seems to be a thing with a positive sign, although […]

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      Selling the Value of Data Science, Governance or Analytics

      Kimberly Nevala

      By   1 week ago

      Click here to learn more about Kimberly Nevala. I’ve recently participated in a number of executive forums on the rewards and realities of creating data-savvy and analytically-enabled cultures. Interestingly, one key theme comes up repeatedly in audience Q&A: how to make the case? Seems simple enough, but this step often causes those who understand the […]

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      Why Enterprise Data Strategy (EDS)?

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      By   2 weeks ago

      Click here to learn more about author Assad Shaik. With focus on financial industry What exactly prompts organizations to adopt an enterprise data strategy? Why is it essential for an organization to define an enterprise data strategy? On a quick look, it is evident that most of the organizations struggle to understand the importance and […]

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      4 Enterprise Data Security Protocols to Safeguard Your Personal Data

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      By   2 weeks ago

      Click here to learn more about author David Schlesinger. Why Is ‘Phil’ Downloading the HR Database at 4:00 A.M.? Perhaps huge downloads of data from sensitive data structures are seen to be problematic and worrisome for your enterprise. The Product Price List is one thing, the HR database is quite another. Downloads from sensitive systems […]

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      Three Steps to Renovate Your Company’s Data

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      By   2 weeks ago

      Click here to learn more about Erin Latham. We all dream about renovating our homes. We’re addicted to HGTV, and we scour the Internet in search of inspiring ways to update our houses and make them more livable. A good home revamp doesn’t just make our lives easier; it also boosts our equity. The same […]

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        A Smart Database for a New Age of Enterprise Apps

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        By   1 day ago

        Do you remember what it was like the first time you got your hands on an iPhone? When you realized that all the things that you used to have to do on separate devices now could be accomplished on one single device? Well, the minds behind LogicBlox would like you to feel the same way […]

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        Streaming Analytics 101: The What, Why, and How

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        By   3 days ago

        Stream processing analyzes and performs actions on real-time data though the use of continuous queries. Streaming Analytics connects to external data sources, enabling applications to integrate certain data into the application flow, or to update an external database with processed information. Bloor Research analyst Philip Howard says stream processing is really an evolution of Complex […]

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        Natural Language Processing Poised to Have a Big Impact on the Data Economy

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        By   1 week ago

        The stakes are large in the Natural Language Processing (NLP) market: It’s the high ground in the battle for control of the data economy and the key to turning silicon into gold, according to a report issued this quarter from market intelligence firm Tractica. Report authors Bruce Daley, the Principal Analyst, and Clint Wheelock, the […]

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        The Future of the Internet of Things: The Industrial Cloud Drives Change

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        By   1 week ago

        Remember when your computer just sat on your desk, with its only connection a cable to your printer? It was when computers got connected together on the Internet, and when Wi-Fi made those connections available everywhere, that the computers changed the way business was conducted in offices and how people interacted with each other. For […]

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        DAMA’s New Certified Data Management Practitioners (CDMP) Exam

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        By   2 weeks ago

        The Data Management Association International® (DAMA) has significantly redesigned their Certified Data Management Practitioners (CDMP) exam. The Associate level is already online and DAMA will be releasing the Practitioner level, along with Data Governance and Data Quality elective exams at the DATAVERSITY® Enterprise Data World 2016 Conference (April 17-22) in San Diego, California. The CDMP […]

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        Smart Data Plus Deep Reasoning Equals Business Value from Data Analysis

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        By   2 weeks ago

        Coherent Knowledge would like businesses that want to make more effective use of the knowledge they capture and distribute to become more familiar with Rulelog. That is the logic underlying knowledge representation languages such as Vulcan’s Silk and the rule language used by its own Ergo Suite semantic rules and reasoning platform. Smart Data is […]

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        How to Be a Data Scientist: Data Science Skill Development

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        By   3 weeks ago

        To the wide business community, a Data Scientist is one of those “data magicians,” who can acquire disparate data masses from diverse business functions; clean, massage, organize, and prepare the data; and, then exploit their inherent skills in mathematics, statistics, and Machine Learning to uncover hidden business insights and intelligence. The data used by a […]

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        A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence

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        By   3 weeks ago

        The roots of modern Artificial Intelligence, or AI, can be traced back to the classical philosophers of Greece, and their efforts to model human thinking as a system of symbols. More recently, in the 1940s, a school of thought called “Connectionism” was developed to study the process of thinking. In 1950, a man named Alan […]

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        Data Science Education at Rutgers: A Business-Oriented Approach

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        By   4 weeks ago

        Most students who study Data Science probably don’t want to become academics. They want to become working professionals who apply their analytical skills to solving real business problems. The professional master’s degree offered at Rutgers University, a Master of Business and Science in Analytics and Data Science, emphasizes both business studies and Data Science education […]

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          Will Data Scientists Soon Be Obsolete?

          obs

          By   3 hours ago

          by Angela Guess Bernard Marr recently opined in Forbes, “The job of data scientist — the quintessential big data job, and the job that was just voted the best job in America for 2016 — is at risk. Data scientists have been called ‘unicorns’ because finding the right person with the right set of skills […]

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          UK to Set Up a Council of Data Science Ethics

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          By   4 hours ago

          by Angela Guess Rebecca Bazeley recently wrote in PHG Foundation, “The UK Government is to set up a Council of Data Science Ethics. The development comes in response to recommendations from the Science and Technology Committee’s report The big data dilemma published earlier this year. The Council of Data Science Ethics will be established within […]

          Read More →

          Industrializing Data Analytics

          del

          By   4 hours ago

          by Angela Guess Rajeev Ronanki, Ashish Verma, David Pierce, and Mark Shilling of Deloitte recently wrote in The Wall Street Journal, “Perhaps Ann Winblad, senior partner at technology venture capital firm Hummer-Winblad, said it best: ‘Data is the new oil.’ Against this backdrop, it seems almost illogical that few companies are making the investments needed […]

          Read More →

          How Cognitive Computing is Reshaping the IT Landscape

          Exercise Plays Vital Role Maintaining Brain Health

          By   4 hours ago

          by Angela Guess Scott Crowder recently wrote in Data Informed, “When most people think about artificial intelligence and cognitive computing, they think of futuristic technological landscapes overrun with evil robots. But a growing number of business and IT leaders are beginning to grasp how cognitive computing is radically reshaping the present IT landscape. This next […]

          Read More →

          Artificial Intelligence and Your Health

          healthcare data x300

          By   4 hours ago

          by Angela Guess Jo Best recently wrote in ZDnet, “After IBM’s Watson cruised to victory on the game show Jeopardy!, the company decided the first area where the ‘cognitive computing’ system would be put to work was healthcare — a field of sprawling data, intense privacy concerns, and life and death outcomes. Since IBM began […]

          Read More →

          Microsoft is Hoping to Store Data on Synthetic DNA

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          By   1 day ago

          by Angela Guess Blair Hanley Frank reports in PC World, “Microsoft has partnered with a San Francisco-based company to encode information on synthetic DNA to test its potential as a new medium for data storage.  Twist Bioscience will provide Microsoft with 10 million DNA strands for the purpose of encoding digital data. In other words, […]

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          Bigger Data Science Teams Lead to Better Business Outcomes

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          by Angela Guess Bob Hayes recently wrote in Business2Community, “Businesses are teeming with data. As a result, business leaders are building up their data science capabilities to help make sense of their data. Our research showed that an effective approach to optimizing the value of that data is to build data science teams rather than […]

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          Avoiding Big Data Swamps with Master Data Management

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          by Angela Guess Jakki Geiger recently wrote in ComputerWorld, “It’s no big news that big data initiatives have huge potential business value. What’s concerning is that so many projects fail. In fact, a mere 8% of executives describe their big data projects as ‘very successful’ according to a recent Capgemini report… In many cases, big […]

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          Elon Musk Unveils New Artificial Intelligence Company, OpenAI

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          by Angela Guess Cade Metz reports in Wired, “The Friday afternoon news dump, a grand tradition observed by politicians and capitalists alike, is usually supposed to hide bad news. So it was a little weird that Elon Musk, founder of electric car maker Tesla, and Sam Altman, president of famed tech incubator Y Combinator, unveiled […]

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