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Extracting Maximum Value from Containers with Smart Availability Software

Click to learn more about author Don Boxley. Across vertical industries, containers are revered for their capacity to significantly impact the software and application development process. These portable execution environments enable a host of enterprise benefits readily codified into the following three areas: Scale Out: Containers scale out quickly, allowing any number of users to access the same image from the same starting point without monopolizing a large amount of…

Governing Data Changes and How it Differs from IT Governance

Click to learn more about author Tejasvi Addagada. Organizations implement a change to create value and benefits for stakeholders or shareholders. Often, value creation is nothing but enjoying the benefits at an ideal resource cost while optimizing risk. A simple retail banking operation, for instance, cannot generate extended value from its assets, in-case it is not able to manage the risk associated with a customer paying back without defaulting. At the…

The Three Pillars of Agile Data Mastering

Click to learn more about author Mark Marinelli. We’ve explored the benefits of an agile data mastering approach in a previous post, but let’s do a quick recap: Many businesses that collect a large amount of data have an accumulating data mastering issue that leaves their data largely untouchable and riddled with inaccuracies. The problem lies in using an old approach to data mastering that is laborious, expensive, and prohibitive.…

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What are Data Ethics?

Data Ethics describe a code of behavior, specifically what is right and wrong, encompassing…

What is Data Strategy?

Data Strategy describes a “set of choices and decisions that together, chart a high-level…

What is Metadata?

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

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Big Data Ecosystem Updates: Hadoop, Containers, and VMs Explained

Twenty years ago, a startup called VMware brought in business by providing a platform to create nonphysical machine virtualizations, such as Linux, Windows, and others. As server processing capacity increased, basic applications couldn't maximize the use of all the abundant new resources. Enter Virtual Machines (VMs), designed to run software on top of a physical server, and to imitate a specific hardware system. A hypervisor is software or hardware that…

Demystifying Master Data Management

Thomas Edison may have understood the importance of Master Data Management before the term was formally coined. He said, “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” While ideas in the early 20th century relied on thoughts and things, ideas in this information age depend on data. Take Reference Data: unchanging tags comprising an individual or entity (e.g. name and address). Businesses need this to characterize other…

Data Architect vs. Data Engineer

The data architect and data engineer work in tandem – conceptualizing, visualizing, and then building an Enterprise Data Management Framework. The data architect visualizes the complete framework and creates the blueprint, which the data engineer uses to build the “digital framework.” The data engineering role has recently evolved from the traditional software-engineering field. Recent Enterprise Data Management experiments have proven beyond doubt that these data-focused software engineers are needed to…

Next Generation Data Storage at Petabyte Scales

“Seven years ago, the petabyte was pretty much the exclusive realm of very, very, very, large enterprises, like Citibank or Boeing,” said Shridar Subramanian, VP Product and Marketing at StorageCraft, but petabyte-sized data sets are now becoming more common with smaller companies. Over time, more companies in the mid-sized enterprise space, and more importantly, companies in the small and mid-sized business segment, are getting inundated with these petabyte-sized data sets.…

Jump Start Data Management Initiatives Through Improved Business Cases

Inch by inch, step by step, block by block – that’s how you build a business case for Data Management. What those inches, steps, and blocks will look like depends in large part on the organizational maturity of the business with regard to Data Management. In more mature businesses, it’s easier to make the case for a new investment – for a change that, when implemented, would solve a problem…

The Importance of Data Literacy

Walk into a company embracing digital transformation and you’ll find monitors displaying colorful charts and pie graphs decorated with numbers. These dashboards show information about the business meant to assist employees in prioritizing work, seeing new opportunities, and driving efficiency. An important question remains, though: “How many employees trained on a business’ dashboards know how to use the data and analytics to make them better at their jobs?” asked Jordan…

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