Best Practices in Data Storytelling

Data storytelling is a critical aspect of analytics that was not given much attention until recently. An Enterprise Data World 2015 session entitled “Visualize This: The Art of Data Storytelling” featuring Kimberly Nevala and Bree Baich of SAS indicates that data storytelling plays an integral role in: Advanced Analytics: The more advanced the nature of […]

The Mathematics of Data: Graph Analytics as a Service

Graph databases are optimal for running advanced analytics because they indicate the relationship between data elements and allow for readily discernible inferences between them—yielding answers to questions that users never thought to ask. Leveraging the prowess of graph analytics (especially on Big Data sets), however, has traditionally been hampered by: A general lack of skills […]

2015 Trends in Business Intelligence: Self Service

The transformation of Business Intelligence (BI) from an IT-centric, centralized process to a self-service, decentralized process is clear: According to Gartner, “By 2017, most business users and analysts in organizations will have access to self-service tools to prepare data for analysis” (Parenteau et al, 2014). Forrester’s top prediction for BI is, “Managed BI Self-Service Will […]

2015 Trends in NoSQL: Aspects of Integration

Adoption rates for NoSQL database technology and its deployment are relatively modest at present; Forrester recently indicated this technology occupies 20 percent of the overall market share. However, there are a number of trends in Data Management that will further spur those adoption rates in 2015, including: A blurring of the distinction between NoSQL databases […]

Semantic Web Job: Data Engineer

Oxford University Press needs a data engineer. The job description states: “To design and implement XML data structures, devise XML strategies, and through expert content analysis, facilitate the electronic and print production, publication, and licensing of OUP’s books, journals and dictionaries content. • Analyze OUP and licensed texts, and the requirements for their production, online […]

Semantic Web Job: Data Curator

The Center for Urban Science and Progress at New York University is seeking a data curator. Requirements include: “3-5 years experience in a related field, such as applied science, metadata schema design and management, taxonomy management, or equivalent education and experience; relevant experience in research data management as a researcher, research data manager, research data […]

Analyzing Cognitive Computing

Jamie Bisker reported, “Most consumers and professionals of all types have a basic feeling about technological innovation as something positive. It is true that we may bemoan the loss of a favorite aspect of the past, and tend to recall for the most part only favorable situations that strengthen such memories. But, in general, people […]

Smart Cities Are Coming

A recent press release states, “Transforming our cities into the Smart Cities of the future will encompass incorporating technologies and key digital developments all linked by machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions and real-time data analytics which sit under the umbrella term of the Internet of Things. Smart cities however must be underpinned by the appropriate ICT infrastructure […]

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