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What is Big Data?

By   /  February 5, 2018  /  BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Big Data refers to extremely large data sets of varying types of data – structured, unstructured, and semi-structured – that can be collected, stored, and later analyzed to provide insights for organizations. Big Data’s promise depends on how the data is managed. In the past data was organized in relational models, sometimes within Data Warehouses, […]

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What is Business Intelligence?

By   /  January 22, 2018  /  BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Business Intelligence (BI) includes the technologies and tools used to analyze and report on different business operations. Business Intelligence uses raw data stored in varying Data Warehouses, Data Marts, Data Lakes, and other storage platforms, and transforms it into actionable knowledge/information assets. Such elements include dashboards, spreadsheets, data visualizations, reports, and many others. “In its […]

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What is Data Curation?

By   /  December 25, 2017  /  Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Enterprise Information Management, What is...?  /  No Comments

Data Curation, as defined by The University of Illinois’ Graduate School of Library and Information Science: “is the active and ongoing management of data through its life cycle of interest and usefulness.” Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and leader of the Data Conservancy, further breaks down Data […]

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What is Data Governance?

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, What is...?  /  No Comments

Data Governance is a collection of practices and processes which help to ensure the formal management of data assets within an organization. Data Governance often includes other concepts such as Data Stewardship, Data Quality, and others to help an enterprise gain better control over its data assets, including methods, technologies, and behaviors around the proper […]

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What is Data Management?

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  Data Architecture News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Enterprise Information Management, What is...?  /  No Comments

Data Management is a comprehensive collection of practices, concepts, procedures, processes, and a wide range of accompanying systems that allow for an organization to gain control of its data resources. Data Management as an overall practice is involved with the entire lifecycle of a given data asset from its original creation point to its final […]

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What is Data Modeling?

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  Data Education, Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education, Database News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Data Modeling refers to the practice of documenting software and business system design. The “modeling” of these various systems and processes often involves the use of diagrams, symbols, and textual references to represent the way the data flows through a software application or the Data Architecture within an enterprise. Data Modeling also includes practices such […]

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What is Data Quality?

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Enterprise Information Management, What is...?  /  No Comments

Data Quality (DQ) as stated in the DAMA International, Data Management Book of Knowledge “Refers to both the characteristics associated with … and to the processes used to measure or improve the quality of data.” Data is considered high quality to the degree it is fit for the purposes data consumers want to apply it. […]

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What is Data Science?

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Data Science is a combination of scientific disciplines “to build predictive models that explore data content patterns.” Data Science, formerly known as applied statistics: “Integrates methods from mathematical, statistical, computer science, signal processing, probability modelling, pattern recognition machine learning, uncertainty modeling and data visualization towards gaining insights and predictive behaviors on Big Data sets.” According […]

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What is Data Stewardship?

By   /  November 6, 2017  /  Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, What is...?  /  No Comments

Data Stewardship is: “The most common label to describe accountability and responsibility for data and processes that ensure effective control and use of data assets. Stewardship can be formalized through job titles and descriptions, or it can be a less formal function driven by people trying to help an organization get value from its data.” […]

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What is Machine Learning?

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education, What is...?  /  No Comments

Machine Learning (ML) “…explores the construction and study of learning algorithms.” Furthermore, Machine Learning: “…is about building programs with adaptable parameters that automatically adjust based on the data the programs receive. By adapting to previously seen data, the programs are able to improve their behavior. They also generalize data, meaning that the programs can perform […]

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