How to Become a Data Security Analyst

A data security analyst, also known as an information security analyst, is responsible for monitoring and analyzing network activity to identify potential threats or risks. Data security analysts primarily analyze data, conduct research, and use complex analytical tools to address problems related to confidentiality, availability, and integrity of data in an organization. Data security analysts […]

How to Become a Data Quality Analyst

Data quality refers to the planning and implementation of quality management measures for the data that companies generate. The idea is that the data should fit the end goal of the data consumer’s needs – and must follow specific quality dimensions to be deemed fit for use. The role of a data quality analyst (DQA) is to ensure […]

How to Become a Data Steward

An essential role in any data-driven organization, a data steward is expected to manage and protect valuable data resources while ensuring that the integrity of the data remains intact. A steward must ensure that the data is useful to the company and meets its business objectives. Data stewards are also responsible for monitoring the data […]

How to Become a Data Engineer

In 2020, an estimated 64.2 zettabytes of data were generated globally, and by 2025, that number is expected to rise to 180 zettabytes. Considering these figures, it’s no surprise that data professionals are in high demand. Those who know how to create the Data Architecture to manage this data are the most in demand – […]

What Is a Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP)?

Launched by DAMA International in 2004, the Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) exam and designation has become one of the world’s most recognized certification programs for Data Management professionals. Anyone who passes the exam remains certified for a period of three years. When important changes occur within the industry, the exam gets updated to reflect the new skills and […]

What Is the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBoK)?

The DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBoK) serves as a testament to the ever-evolving nature of the data world. The second edition of the book, released by DAMA International in 2017, features updated contributions from more than 120 data professionals and highlights 11 core Data Management “knowledge areas.” As a whole, the 600-page tome […]

What Is a Digital Transformation Strategy?

A digital transformation strategy is a detailed plan to improve and innovate existing business processes using digital technologies. An organization that can refine its operations and leverage automation can better support customers and allow employees to focus on activities requiring a more hands-on approach. Adopting digital technologies must be done in a way aligned with an organization’s […]

AI and Data Strategy: Where Do They Intersect?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has penetrated nearly every industry because of its ability to improve business outcomes – from employee productivity to decision-making to customer experience. It’s no surprise that organizations large and small are embracing AI. That being said, starting AI without a strong Data Strategy in place can do more harm than good. Data Strategy refers […]

What Is Unstructured Data?

Unstructured data is data that does not confine itself to a predetermined data model. This lack of structure renders it indecipherable to relational (SQL) databases. Hence, it cannot be easily used in a computer program and should be stored in its raw form in data lakes or non-relational (NoSQL) databases. According to CIO, unstructured data accounts for up to 90% […]

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