What Is Data Management?

Data Management is a comprehensive collection of practices, concepts, and processes dedicated to leveraging data assets for business success and compliance with data regulations. It spans the entire lifecycle of a given data asset from its original creation point to its final retirement, from end to end of an enterprise. The practice includes an extensive […]

What Is Data Modeling?

Data models document Data Architecture, aligning core business rules with data definitions. In addition, data models give companies and their customers an inside view of data structures, relationships, and how data flows between different entities, such as tables, applications, or data stores. Through viewing and working with data models, organizations understand what data systems track, […]

What Is a Data Container?

A data container is a transportation solution for a database required to run from one computer system to another. A data container is a data structure that “stores and organizes virtual objects (a virtual object is a self-contained entity that consists of both data and procedures to manipulate the data).” This is similar to the packaging of a […]

What Is Enterprise Information Management (EIM)?

The Gartner IT Glossary defines Enterprise Information Management (EIM) as: “An integrative discipline for structuring, describing and governing information assets across organizational and technological boundaries to improve efficiency, promote transparency and enable business insight.” According toOpenText, EIM: “Helps businesses attain 360-degree views of their Big Data and Analytics by streamlining organizational workflows, increasing the quality […]

What Is Data Cleansing?

Data cleansing (aka data cleaning or data scrubbing) is the act of making system data ready for analysis by removing inaccuracies or errors. This process prevents questionable and costly business decisions based on messy data.  Data volumes and sources have grown much bigger and are expected to scale up even quicker. Companies wish to access […]

What Is Data Strategy?

Data Strategy describes a “set of choices and decisions that together, chart a high-level course of action to achieve high-level goals,” according to DAMA’s Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBoK). This approach includes business plans to use data for a competitive advantage and support enterprise goals. Having such a blueprint to align decision-making and activities around […]

What Is Data Governance?

Data Governance is a collection of components – data, roles, processes, communications, metrics, and tools – that help organizations formally manage and gain better control over data assets. As a result, organizations can best balance security with accessibility and be compliant with standards and regulations while ensuring data assets go where the business needs them […]

What Is a Data Silo?

Data silos have often had a negative connotation. They describe isolated data islands that appear or are discovered upon finding disjointed Data Management components. These include: Systems that cannot programmatically work with other systems because of older or incompatible code Fixed data that is controlled by one department or team but is cut off from […]

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