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A Brief History of Master Data

Master data is generally described as essential business data about people, places, and things. Master Data Management or MDM describes a system for managing the data, which is different than the actual data. Master data is not typically transactional data, but in some situations transactional data can be treated as master data. For instance, if […]

Graph Databases in the Spotlight

Graph databases are distinguished by relationships. Users can query, for example, the connections that relate a customer to an account that he or she owns, or how many degrees of separation exist between Kevin Bacon and Audrey Hepburn. Ontologies are a key underpinning, providing a data model to describe things in a database. Metadata and […]

Database Management Updates and Latest Solutions

The word “database” may be one of the most misunderstood words in business computing. Several years ago, database meant a collection of data (or a base of data). As structured databases became popular, data became more and more organized. Structured databases were followed by the DBMS (database management system), which controls the data and how […]

The Third Generation of Graph Databases

The graph database, very simply, is a database that recognizes the “relationships” between data to be as important as the data itself. A graph database is designed to hold data while not limiting it to a pre-established model. The data in such a database shows how each individual entity is connected with or related to […]

In-Memory Database Architecture: An Overview

In-memory databases work faster than databases with disk storage. This is because they use “internal” optimization algorithms, which are simpler and faster, and this type of system requires fewer CPU instructions than a disk storage system. Additionally, accessing data that has been stored “in-memory” eliminates the need for seek time while searching for data. As […]

A Brief History of the Hadoop Ecosystem

In 2002, internet researchers just wanted a better search engine, and preferably one that was open-sourced. That was when Doug Cutting and Mike Cafarella decided to give them what they wanted, and they called their project “Nutch.” Hadoop was originally designed as part of the Nutch infrastructure, and was presented in the year 2005. The […]

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 […]

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