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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 […]

Fundamentals of Document Databases

A document database (sometimes referred to as a “document store” or a “document-oriented database”), is a NoSQL or non-relational database. But, document databases use an index to associate “keys” with “documents,” making it more efficient at retrieving data. Unlike relational databases, document databases are not structured with a format of rows and columns, but scale […]

The Challenges of Leveraging Big Data

Organizations from all over the world are gathering, analyzing, and evaluating huge data volumes from a large variety of sources, with the goal of increasing productivity and efficiency. Big Data Analytics is being used to stop credit card fraud, anticipate hardware failures, and reroute internet traffic to avoid congestion. Big Data technologies can improve network […]

Valley Irrigation AI Detects Crop Health Concerns, Before It’s Too Late

Oct 11, 2019, 12:07 ET A recent release commented, “Valley® Irrigation, The Leader in Precision Irrigation®, is gaining traction with the initial launch of Valley Insights™ service. Through the partnership between Valley Irrigation and Prospera Technologies announced in February 2019, the Valley Insights limited release has demonstrated successful results this growing season, turning data into […]

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