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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 […]

Data Governance vs. Blockchain

Data Governance is the hot topic in today’s security- and privacy-concerned digital ecosystem. Blockchain technology offers data-centered security to sensitive, transactional systems that require tamper-resistant, fully auditable tracking mechanisms. Thus, blockchain and Data Governance (DG) complement each other in many ways, while maintaining distinct operational philosophies and application turfs. Blockchain is today’s preferred technology for […]

Demystifying Data Architecture

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe said, “Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together”—and Data Architecture begins upon creating, storing, and putting two or more characters together, be they sets of records, emails, pictures, audio, video. This resonated well with initial thoughts about Data Architecture, as it is comprised of things, the functionality of […]

Demystifying Master Data Management

Thomas Edison may have understood the importance of Master Data Management before the term was formally coined. He said, “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” While ideas in the early 20th century relied on thoughts and things, ideas in this information age depend on data. Take Reference Data: unchanging tags […]

So You Want to be a Data Curator?

Data Curation is highly focused on maintaining and managing metadata, and not the database itself. Consequently, much of Data Curation involves such things as good communications and the usage popularity of services or articles. Data Curators not only create, manage, and maintain data, but may also be involved in determining best practices for working with […]

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