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Jun 18 IDERA Webinar: Lean Data Modeling for any Methodology

DATE: June 18, 2019 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This Webinar Sponsored by: About the Webinar With changes in software development methodologies, the role of the data modeler has changed significantly. In many organizations, data modelers now find themselves on the outside…

Jun 20 RWDG Webinar: Applying Governance to Business Processes

DATE: June 20, 2019 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar The most effective way to formally govern business processes is to apply governance to the process rather than redefine the entire process. This is one of the core tenets to…

Jun 25 Webinar: Metadata Management for the Governance Minded

DATE: June 25, 2019 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This webinar is sponsored by: About the Webinar Do you have data governance on your mind? Do you envision an environment where people are held formally accountable for the data they define, produce…

Latest Blogs by Industry Experts

The 5 Pillars of Master Data

Click to learn more about video blogger Scott Taylor. The Data Rants video blog series begins with host Scott Taylor "The Data Whisperer."  The series covers some of the most prominent questions in Data Management such as Master Data, the difference between Master Data and MDM, "truth" versus "meaning" in data, and so much more. In today’s video blog Scott discusses the importance of the 5 Pillars of Master Data.…

The Data Behind Internet of Things: Threats, Ethics, and Regulation

Click to learn more about author Gilad David Maayan. The Internet of Things (IoT) allows devices, such as cars, lights, video cameras, and personal assistants like Amazon Alexa, to use connectivity to exchange data – often personal and sensitive data. The IoT allows human beings to connect up every aspect of our lives and our work, from cars to home appliances to cyber-physical industrial systems. This hyper-connectivity has created a…

For Better or Worse, AI is “Eating” Data Centers

Click to learn more about author Samuel Bocetta. Days after the highly-anticipated Wall Street debut of Uber Technologies, technology and finance analysts were still trying to determine what went wrong with the initial public offering. On IPO day, Uber shares failed to capture the attention of institutional investors; instead of reaching the $49 price target, Uber stock closed below $42, and the subsequent trading days were equally terrible. Granted, extenuating…

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What is Data Curation?

Data Curation, as defined by The University of Illinois’ Graduate School of Library and…

What is Ontology?

Ontology is often considered a subset of taxonomy. An ontology: Is a domain; contains…

What is Taxonomy?

Taxonomy represents the formal structure of classes or types of objects within a domain.…

Most Recent Articles

Data Modeling in the Machine Learning Era

Machine learning (ML) is empowering average business users with superior, automated tools to apply their domain knowledge to predictive analytics or customer profiling. The article What is Automated Machine Learning (AutoML)? discusses a prediction that by 2020, augmented analytics capabilities will play a key role and be a "dominant driver" in the growth (and purchase) of business analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) platforms. These are not just empty promises to…

Tales of A Common Vocabulary, Data Quality, and Machine Learning, Oh My!

Order in the court! Order in the court! The case being heard is a serious one. The defendant—the Chief Data Architect of VeraVisionFake Inc.—is accused of having ignored the need to establish a valid and sound common data vocabulary in her organization. She is up against The Common Vocabulary Value regulatory agency, whose mission is to make sure that organizations have defined at least a minimum common vocabulary—shared terms and…

Developing a Functional Data Governance Framework

Data Governance practices need to mature. Data Governance Trends in 2019 reports that dissatisfaction with the quality of business data continues in 2019, despite a growing understanding of Data Governance’s value. Harvard Business Review reports 92 percent of executives say their Big Data and AI investments are accelerating, and 88 percent talk about a greater urgency to invest in Big Data and AI. In order for AI and machine learning…

Case Study: Predictive Analytics and Data Science Keep an Eye on the Weather

Weather companies want to do their best so that consumers and businesses can have reliable forecasts – not just for the day but in advance of it. Accuracy matters to weather services such as the Weather Channel and AccuWeather and predictive analytics, along with Data Science, is allowing them to get more precise weather reports than ever before. We all like to discuss what is going on outside, and we…

Fundamentals of Data Virtualization

An innovative Data Strategy called “data virtualization” (DV) is employed to tackle high volumes data from varied sources. Data virtualization is widely used in enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and sales force automation (SFA) systems to collect and aggregate multi-source data. From multi-sourced data acquisition to advanced analytics, this technology seems to offer a one-stop solution. The biggest benefit of DV, as perceived by businesses today, is…

Streaming Analytics: The Value is in the Action

“When we're talking about streaming analytics, we're talking about flipping our traditional paradigm a little bit and thinking about how we bring analytics to our data, and not necessarily data to our analytics,” said Kimberly Nevala, the Director of Business Strategies for SAS Best Practices, while discussing streaming analytics during the DATAVERSITY® Enterprise Analytics Online Conference. “Streaming analytics, as the word ‘stream’ implies, means that we're bringing analytics to what…

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