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A Brief History of Database Management

A database management system (DBMS) allows a person to organize, store, and retrieve data from a computer. It is a way of communicating with a computer’s “stored memory.” In the very early years of computers, “punch cards” were used for input, output, and data storage. Punch cards offered a fast way to enter data and […]

A Brief History of Data Silos

The original purpose of a data silo was to keep secrets. People have been keeping secrets for a long, long time. Prior to the written word, keeping a secret meant not sharing specific information with anyone else, verbally. And then came the written word. Secrets could be shared accidentally, or even stolen. Life became more […]

So You Want to be a Big Data Analyst?

With the increasing use of big data by organizations in every field, the need for big data analysts will continue to grow. Big data analysts examine vast amounts of varied data. They uncover hidden patterns, customer preferences, and market trends. One of the primary differences between a big data analyst and a data scientist is […]

Knowledge Graphs, Ontologies, and AI

This past fall, all aspects of the computable knowledge structure KBpedia – its upper ontology (KKO), full knowledge graph, mappings to major leading knowledge bases, and 70 logical concept groupings called typologies – became open source. Making big strides in increasing definitions and mappings has been a main focus of KBpedia v. 1.60. As it always […]

Serverless Computing and Serverless Architecture: An Overview of BaaS, FaaS, and PaaS

The term serverless computing immediately indicates an IT infrastructure where the business owner does not have to invest in a specialized or expensive hardware platform. The essence of serverless architecture and serverless computing lies in the provisioning of third-party services, which are also referred to as backend-as-a-service (BaaS) and a special code made available through […]

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