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Jun 3 DGPO Webinar: Electrifying the Data Culture at Hydro One

DATE: June 3, 2020 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This Webinar is Developed by: About the Webinar This is a story of how a small data team changed the data culture of a large electrical utility with $27.1B(1) in assets. Focusing on the…

Jun 9 DataEd Webinar: Approaching Data Governance Strategically

DATE: June 9, 2020 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar At its core, Data Governance (DG) is: managing data with guidance. This immediately provokes the question: Would you tolerate your data managed without guidance? (In all likelihood, your organization has…

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Taking the Strain: How to Cope with Data Security and Growing Web Traffic

Click to learn more about author Lex Boost The current pandemic has caused many everyday activities to shift. From grocery shopping to going to the movies, stay-at-home orders have caused day-to-day activities to move online. This has resulted in a boom in website traffic to a range of e-commerce sites, streaming platforms, and any other online platforms that can offer a digital alternative to in-person activities. In some cases, the…

A New Decade in Data

Click to learn more about author Michael D. Shaw. We are all makers of data, and we are all users of data. We are all teachers and students of data’s influence on law and business. We are all players in a global debate about jobs, justice, and freedom. We are all participants involved in advocacy, contracts, partnerships, and customer service. How we respond to all this data and the issues…

Cloud Migration to Hybrid Environments: Ensuring Success

Click here to learn more about Gilad David Maayan. A hybrid environment is an infrastructure design, including some combination of public clouds, private clouds, or on-premise resources. It integrates these resources into a unified system in which you can access data and workloads across environments. A hybrid environment enables you to maintain applications or data on-premises while still benefiting from cloud scalability and availability. In this article, you’ll learn the…

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Most Recent Articles

Data-Centric Architecture: Find Value with a Data Platform Approach

Applications provide a way to capture raw data in forms and store it in databases, and automated processes make it possible to extract meaning from that data using application programming interfaces (APIs). The current process-centric mindset assumes that the value resides in the automated processing, yet the limitations and costs inherent in its reliance on APIs have led to a re-examination of priorities and new thinking about where data value…

Graph Databases vs. Key-Value Databases

Graph databases and key-value databases have very different features and are used for accomplishing different tasks. Key-value databases are streamlined and fast, but are limited and not as flexible. Graph databases, on the other hand, are very flexible and great for research, but not terribly fast. Both typically use a non-relational foundation. The two key strengths of graph databases are their flexibility and their focus on relationships. Graph databases are…

Scaling the Analytics Team: Developing Key Roles

In an enterprise analytics team, different roles exist to fill different needs, and those needs must be met in order to be successful. Launching an analytics program doesn’t necessarily require a massive influx of personnel before producing usable insights from data, yet it’s important that critical roles are filled, whatever the size of the team. Multiple options exist for starting small and scaling up an analytics program, according to Evan…

Case Study: Tracking and Tracing Drugs in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Failures or lack of visibility in the many-tiered pharmaceutical supply chain have multiple repercussions. Drug shortages have adverse economic and clinical effects on patients — they are more likely to have increased out-of-pocket costs, rates of drug errors, and, yes, mortality. Hospitals and health systems allocate over 8.6 million hours of additional labor hours to manage drug shortages each year at a cost of at least $360 million, with alternative…

Business Intelligence Meets Metadata Challenges

Many BI managers, CEOs, and CIOs cannot afford to add more staff, so they are seeking technologies that can help their existing teams operate more accurately and efficiently. They “need to change the physics, as we call it. They can’t just add more people to the team,” said Amnon Drori in a recent DATAVERSITY® interview. To have manual work done on premise using professional services combined with a variety of…

Optimizing the Data Warehouse

The data warehouse, a relational database technology, makes all enterprise information actionable, and will continue to be prominent as a Data Architecture component. In the 2000s, a typical business would consolidate data from multiple relational databases, centralizing all this information through a data warehouse, and consequently streamlining business tasks. However, the business context has shifted and continues to change from static and centralized to real-time and voluminous. Around the 2010s,…

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