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A Brief History of Data Containers

Data containers have become crucial for the efficient transport of data to a public cloud and back to a private platform. Containers are software packages containing everything needed for the software to run. This includes libraries, system tools, and settings, as well as an executable program. Additionally, containers offer another layer of security because the […]

Understanding Chatbots

Click to learn more about author Keith D. Foote. A new tool for communicating with customers and potential customers has recently become available. It is called a chatbot, and it simplifies interactions between computers and humans. Chatbots provide a novel and exciting way for businesses to deal with the immediate needs of potential customers. Chatbots […]

Advances in Data Architecture

The continuous growth of data has led to large corporations investing heavily in technologies around large data volumes, allowing them to gain useful business intelligence that was unavailable to their smaller competitors. The evolution of public clouds has made big data technologies accessible to small businesses and startups. By using new advances in Data Architecture, […]

A Brief History of Data Lakes

Data Lakes are consolidated, centralized storage areas for raw, unstructured, semi-structured, and structured data, taken from multiple sources and lacking a predefined schema. Data Lakes have been created to save data that “may have value.” The value of data and the insights that can be gained from it are unknowns and can vary with the […]

So You Want to be a Data Manager?

A Data Manager develops and governs data-oriented systems designed to meet the needs of an organization or research team. Data Management includes accessing, validating, and storing data that is needed for research and day-to-day business operations. Currently, a wide array of organizations are using Big Data to gain insights into customer behavior and to provide […]

Graph Databases vs. Key-Value Databases

Graph databases and key-value databases have very different features and are used for accomplishing different tasks. Key-value databases are streamlined and fast, but are limited and not as flexible. Graph databases, on the other hand, are very flexible and great for research, but not terribly fast. Both typically use a non-relational foundation. The two key […]

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