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Understanding the Modern Data Stack

The modern data stack is a collection of tools used to collect, store, and analyze data. Understanding the components of a modern data stack is crucial in grasping how contemporary data ecosystems function. At its core, data engineering plays a pivotal role by focusing on the practical application of data collection, storage, and retrieval. This discipline ensures […]

A Brief History of Data Quality

The term “Data Quality” focuses primarily on the level of accuracy possessed by the data, but also includes other qualities such as accessibility and usefulness. Some data isn’t accurate at all, which, in turn, promotes bad decision-making. Some organizations promote fact-checking and Data Governance, and, as a consequence, make decisions that give them an advantage. […]

Women in Data: Meet Deloitte CDO Dr. Adita Karkera

The latest installment in our Q&A series with women leaders in data features Dr. Adita Karkera, chief data officer (CDO) of government and public services at Deloitte. (Read our previous Q&A here.)  Dr. Adita Karkera discovered her love for data as a database administrator for the State of Arkansas. Over the next two decades, she dedicated […]

How to Become a Data Product Manager

Becoming a data product manager means taking responsibility for the development and management of data products. Broadly speaking, a data product is any software or algorithms that use data to accomplish a goal. The data product manager is a management position, and requires several years of experience within the data industry to be done well.  […]

What Is a Database Management System (DBMS)?

A database management system (DBMS) describes a collection of multiple software services that work together to store, compute, maintain, structure, and deliver the data as part of a product. This platform also provides metadata, a system of data labeling, so that engineers and users can understand and map what entities and properties are available and their […]

Types of Data Visualization and Their Uses

In today’s data-first business environment, the ability to convey complex information in an understandable and visually appealing manner is paramount. Different types of data visualization help transform analyzed data into comprehensible visuals for all types of audiences, from novices to experts. In fact, research has shown that the human brain can process images in as little as […]

Data Discovery 101

Data discovery deals with extracting useful information from data and presenting it in a visual format that is easily understood. The types of useful information discovered during the process range from finding patterns in human behavior to gaining insights about data glitches to answering highly specific business questions. Using data taken from a variety of […]