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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 […]

Understanding DataOps

DataOps (data operations) has its roots in the Agile philosophy. It relies heavily on automation, and focuses on improving the speed and accuracy of computer processing, including analytics, data access, integration, and quality control. DataOps started as a system of best practices, but has gradually matured to a fully functional approach for handling data analytics. […]

Hybrid Database Architectures Lead the Way

Hybrid databases have evolved in the last decade, with a focus on cloud environments. In 2013, Gartner created the term “Hybrid Transaction/Analytical Processing” (or HTAP), which is defined by Gartner as: “An emerging application architecture that ‘breaks the wall’ between transaction processing and analytics. It enables more informed and ‘in business real time’ decision making.” […]

Data Intelligence on the Edge

The term “edge intelligence,” also referred to as “intelligence on the edge,” describes a new phase in edge computing. Organizations are using edge intelligence to develop smarter factory floors, retail experiences, workspaces, buildings, and cities. The edge has become “intelligent” by way of analytics that were formerly limited to the cloud or in-house data centers. […]

Utilizing Business Intelligence with AI

Business intelligence (BI) is, in essence, new information that is not necessarily common knowledge and is sought to gain a competitive advantage over the competition. Business intelligence comes from a variety of sources, ranging from spies working for the competition to data mining. Contrary to the theme of several current articles, business intelligence is not […]

So You Want to be a Database Administrator?

A database administrator, also known as a DBA, is responsible for gathering, storing, organizing, and processing data. This job is ranked as one of the ten best technology jobs in the world. DBAs frequently work with other data analysts, assuring the right people can access the data they need. They are, in fact, an organization’s […]

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 […]

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