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What Enterprise Architecture Does for Organizations

Enterprise Architecture helps growing businesses and corporations to realize their strategic goals. It applies architectural principles to help large or growing organizations to navigate the changes that influence business, information, and technology in the modern world. Enterprise Architecture supports businesses in creating competitive advantages, reducing risk, and promoting cost-efficiency and scalability. Enterprise Architecture (EA) came […]

A Brief History of Data Quality

The term “Data Quality” focuses primarily on the level of accuracy possessed by the data, but also includes other qualities such as accessibility and usefulness. Some data isn’t accurate at all, which, in turn, promotes bad decision-making. Some organizations promote fact checking and Data Governance, and, as a consequence, make decisions that give them an […]

Understanding Key-Value Databases

In 1966, a DEC PDP-7 computer was delivered to the Massachusetts General Hospital without any programming. The hospital had invested in a computer but had no way to run it. At this time, there was very little in the way of software options, operating systems, or database support. The hospital did, however, have access to […]

Big Data Trends in 2020

In 2019, automation frameworks designed to process big data made it much easier to go from the start of a new analytics project to the production phase. Additionally, per the requirements of GDPR, many more businesses now have Chief Protection Officers (and likely Chief Data Officers), which has, in turn, resulted in their shifting from […]

So You Want to be a Data Architect?

Being a data architect requires a good understanding of the cloud, databases in general, and the applications and programs used to maximize their potential. A fully functional data architect understands all the phases of Data Modeling, including conceptualization and database optimization. They also understand a continuing education is part of the job. Typically, a data […]

Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence: Driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, as an expression, was originally introduced by Klaus Schwab, the World Economic Forum’s Executive Chairman. He used it in a 2015 article published in Foreign Affairs. Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution became the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting theme a few years ago. The Fourth Industrial Revolution describes the fundamental changes […]

The Fundamentals of Data Integration

Data integration uses both technical and business processes to merge data from different sources, with the goal of accessing useful and valuable information, efficiently. A well-thought-out data integration solution can deliver trusted data from a variety sources. Data integration is gaining ever more traction within the business due to the exploding volume of data and […]

A Brief History of Data Silos

The original purpose of a data silo was to keep secrets. People have been keeping secrets for a long, long time. Prior to the written word, keeping a secret meant not sharing specific information with anyone else, verbally. And then came the written word. Secrets could be shared accidentally, or even stolen. Life became more […]

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