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Protecting Data Privacy in the Era of Digital Trading

Click to learn more about author Samuel Bocetta. The finance sector has been in the news a lot lately, but not because of the economy or the state of the stock market. Over the past few years, banking and credit providers have taken the spotlight due to record-setting breaches that put consumer information at risk. Online commerce has always posed an element of risk. There's the chance that your personal…

Why Cloud Data Lakes Need Cloud-Native Data Integration

Click to learn more about author Sanjay Vyas. More organizations are moving their data lakes to the cloud with the promise of improved performance, optimized analytics, and reduced costs. The path to seamless data integration, however, is not always a straight one. Before your organization moves its data lake to the cloud, you need to fully understand the challenges involved in moving and managing massive volumes of structured and unstructured…

Data Streaming: Seven Unexpected Paths It’s Taking Today

Click to learn more about author Ori Rafael. With 2019 nearly over, do you know where data streaming is headed? We recently spoke to hundreds of organizations about this very question, wanting to understand how they’re dealing with their data streaming issues – from storage and analysis to governance and more. Their answers reveal new trends, directions, and hints of what organizations might achieve with their data streaming in the…

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What is Analytics?

Analytics, is described as: “[An] encompassing and multidimensional field that uses mathematics, statistics, predictive…

What is Blockchain?

Blockchain is a distributed database and storage devices for the database are not all…

What is Data Discovery?

Data Discovery describes processes in understanding data sets on hand for Data Integration and/or…

What are Microservices?

Microservices are a flexible, single-purpose software program essentially compatible with any application. Think of…

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Data Orchestration Brings Your Data Closer and Makes Access Faster

Data orchestration means trying to bring order and speed to a complex Big Data ecosystem, a conglomeration of storage systems like Amazon S3, Apache HDFS, or OpenStack Swift and computation frameworks and applications such as Apache Spark and Hadoop MapReduce. The data stack is fragmented and performance-challenged by a proliferation of data silos. The technology aims to break through the “walled gardens” that today inhibit the ability for applications and…

Case Study: Data Protection and HCI for Carrs Tool Data Architecture Upgrade

“Existing conditions” is a term for conditions that don’t last very long. Amazon changed the face of retail. Google democratized access to information. Facebook and pretty much every social media site has changed the way we interact with each other. Change came to Carrs Tool Steels, too. The U.K. supplier of tool steel and high-strength aluminum alloy products to manufacturers has seen its customers’ purchasing habits change from bulk-buying of…

Challenges of Data Governance in a Multi-Cloud World

Today, it would be really hard to find a business totally free of cloud services. In spite of battling centralized “no-cloud” policies in some enterprises, individual departments, work groups, and units are increasingly subscribing to services for data storage and backup, media services, CRM, hosted analytics, and more. Even developers are using Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for testing and deploying applications. One fact is clear — cloud is here…

Developing a Data Strategy Template

Creating a Data Strategy, like a Business Strategy, is an art. In a Harvard Business Review article, Joshua Gans, professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, notes two typical errors made with a Business Strategy: spending too much time searching for the one true strategy and getting paralyzed by uncertainty — hence, not doing any planning. The same could be said about Data Strategy. Spend too much…

It’s Time to Productionize Data Science

To make Data Science part of business value creation, business users have to be part of the Data Science lifecycle. They need to be able to go back to Data Science teams and provide feedback so that the Data Science process reflects their requirements — and quickly. Models may need to be updated or functionalities automated, for instance. What businesses need is Data Science productionization. That’s the merger of creating…

So You Want to be a Data Governance Specialist?

A Data Governance Specialist is responsible for deploying and enforcing policies and procedures that ensure data is used and maintained properly. Some organizations confuse the title “Data Governance (DG) Specialist” with the title “Data Governance Manager.” The DG Specialist is not a member of upper level management and does not dictate policy. This person, however, must still have good communication skills, as they may be asked for feedback by managers,…

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