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Aug 20 RWDG Webinar: Data Governance Roles and Responsibilities

DATE: August 20, 2020 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Roles and responsibilities are the backbone to a successful Data Governance program. The way you define and utilize the roles will be the biggest factor of program success. From data…

Aug 27 DAS Webinar: Data Quality Best Practices

DATE: August 27, 2020 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Tackling data quality problems requires more than a series of tactical, one off improvement projects. By their nature, many data quality problems extend across and often beyond an organization. Addressing…

Latest Blogs by Industry Experts

Cloud Data Warehouse vs. Cloud Data Lake: Overall Resource Efficiency and Productivity

Click here to learn more about Jason Nadeau. Since the COVID-19 crisis began, IT budgets have become tighter, driving technology leaders to figure out ways to do more with less. Data-driven enterprises cannot simply afford to sunset data modernization or data analytics projects. In times like this, several industry verticals (insurance, financial services, and healthcare) are generating more data than ever before, and this data has to be processed and…

How to Handle Semi-Structured Data: JSON Functions

Click to learn more about author Eva Murray. The world has seen an explosion in data with an incredible amount of data being produced every single day (2.5 quintillion bytes, an almost incomprehensible number). Much of this data is semi-structured or unstructured data, stemming from the content produced on social media platforms in the form of pictures, videos, and text. Many organizations use JSON files to store semi-structured data effectively. When businesses…

Crafting Great Business Definitions: Shaping Precise Definitions

Click to learn more about author Ronald G. Ross. In this third post of a four-part series about crafting great business definitions, I will explore how to make definitions precise. Surprisingly, the very first word in the definition is key to keeping it on target. Beyond that, I will explain how to express fine distinctions between closely related concepts. Read Part One and Part Two here. A critical guideline for defining…

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What is a Data Architect?

A data architect provides clear specifications, models, and definitions, translating a business’ Data Strategy…

What is Data Architecture?

According to the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK), Data Architecture “includes specifications used to describe…

What is Data Modeling?

Data Modeling refers to the practice of documenting software and business system design. The…

What is Metadata?

Metadata is information about the data collected. According to the Data Management Body of…

Most Recent Articles

So You Want to Be a Data Modeler?

There is a always a need for data modelers, however, the job description of this career field varies, depending on the needs of the organization. For example, a data modeler working for a startup would coordinate with data scientists and data architects in designing a new system — one that included the goals of the organization, and the steps needed to achieve them, within its architectural design. This “model” represents…

How Can Data Strategy Strengthen Advanced Analytics?

The journey of advanced analytics has been a long in development, with many hurdles along the way. Some of the most complicated aspects of data analytics that still remain today are data gathering technologies, data cleansing methods, and skill support for advanced analytics. It has taken years to come to the automated age of business analytics, when even mainstream business users without much technical knowledge are able to use AI…

Case Study: AK Productions Increases Efficiency with Cloud Storage Solution

AK Productions found out why economical and efficient cloud storage leads to a better workflow. The freelance company does video production for businesses and individuals, including international brands like National Geographic and the World Bank. Aiden Korotkin, director of photography and editor, stays hands-on throughout each project. He shoots videos from start to finish, edits them, and then does post-work. Finally, he delivers the golden version to his customers. He…

Metadata Repository Basics: From Database to Data Architecture

Companies use a metadata repository to store and share information about data or metadata. Metadata repositories, once thought limited to databases or diagrams, have evolved sophisticated Data Architectures, driving businesses to transform the marketplace digitally. Take the New South Wales (NSW) government’s Spatial Digital Twin, which went live in February 2020. NSW, an Australian state containing Sydney, envisioned a more efficient and better state infrastructure, including “major hospital upgrades.” In…

Evaluating Enterprise Data Literacy

Any organization that aims toward complete digital transformation must move toward Enterprise Data Literacy. So, what exactly is Data Literacy? Kasey Panetta, Gartner’s brand content manager, defines Data Literacy as: “The ability to read, write and communicate data in context, including an understanding of data sources and constructs, analytical methods and techniques applied — and the ability to describe the use case, application and resulting value.” According to the Gartner…

Data Governance and Data Stewardship Drive Successful Glossaries and Dictionaries

It would be any data manager’s nightmare to run meetings that create pedantic and irrelevant business glossaries or data dictionaries, which eventually gather cyber dust. However, skipping over building and maintaining a good business glossary or data dictionary risks convoluted meanings, confusing communications, and business failures. What should a company do? Robert S. Seiner (Bob), President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services, and publisher of The Data Administration…

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