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Build a Data-Driven Culture with a Data Catalog

Humans can be very particular about things. Some little kids simply won’t eat spinach. Adolescents might refuse to wear clothing that isn’t imprinted with cool brand logos. And adults may not like the cultural change that accompanies the effort to become a data-driven enterprise. Recent research addresses this in the context of Big Data and […]

IoT Data Management Challenges

Who isn’t thinking about the repercussions of an exploding Internet of Things (IoT) market as smart devices further expand their reach in both the commercial and consumer worlds? John McDonald, CEO of ClearObject, an IoT solution provider, works with companies that are seeking to understand what the technology means to their business, how implementations might […]

Case Study: Crown College Uses Predictive Analytics to Retain At-Risk Students

Crown College in St. Bonifacius MN embraced a five-year persistence and completion project four years ago. The college’s Presidents’ Cabinet embraced persistence and completion as an improvement initiative to retain at-risk students and the school had been accepted into the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Persistence and Completion Academy. HLC accredits colleges and universities in a […]

A Brief History of Machine Learning

Machine Learning (ML) is an important aspect of modern business and research. It uses algorithms and neural network models to assist computer systems in progressively improving their performance. Machine Learning algorithms automatically build a mathematical model using sample data – also known as “training data” – to make decisions without being specifically programmed to make […]

Data Architect vs. Data Engineer

The data architect and data engineer work in tandem – conceptualizing, visualizing, and then building an Enterprise Data Management Framework. The data architect visualizes the complete framework and creates the blueprint, which the data engineer uses to build the “digital framework.” The data engineering role has recently evolved from the traditional software-engineering field. Recent Enterprise […]

Next Generation Data Storage at Petabyte Scales

“Seven years ago, the petabyte was pretty much the exclusive realm of very, very, very, large enterprises, like Citibank or Boeing,” said Shridar Subramanian, VP Product and Marketing at StorageCraft, but petabyte-sized data sets are now becoming more common with smaller companies. Over time, more companies in the mid-sized enterprise space, and more importantly, companies […]

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