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Data Governance vs. Master Data Management

“Data Governance is the creation of rules, the execution of those rules, and the adjudication of any violation of the rules,” remarked Frank Cerwin in a recent DATAVERSITY® interview. He likened its structure to the three branches of the government: “The legislative branch makes the laws, the executive branch executes the laws, and the judicial […]

Prescriptive Analytics Use Cases

The term “prescriptive analytics” denotes the use of many different disciplines such as AI, mathematics, analytics, or simulations to advise the user whether to act, and what course of action to take. In that sense, prescriptive analytics offers an advisory function regarding the future, rather than simply “predicting” what is about to happen. This newer […]

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 […]

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