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What is a Data Analyst?

Data analysts help businesses make better, more informed decisions by not only collecting and investigating data, but also translating the relevant information into useful observations for their customers, which can include technical staff, business teams, or leadership. In many organizations, data analyst and data scientist roles share similarities, but data analysts focus on  speedily interpreting […]

What is a Data Architect?

A data architect provides clear specifications, models, and definitions, translating a business’ Data Strategy into a Data Architecture and implementing this structure to align with an organization’s Data Governance. An architect is one who designs and advises on the construction of something. Data architects take an organization’s raw data and data assets and builds a […]

What is Data Architecture?

According to the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK), Data Architecture “includes specifications used to describe existing state, define data requirements, guide data integration, and control data assets as put forth in a data strategy.” Data Architecture bridges business strategy and technical execution, and according to our 2017 Trends in Data Architecture Report: “Data Architecture is as much […]

What is Database Management?

Database Management, allows a person to organize, store and retrieve data from a computer. Database Management can also describe, the data storage, operations and security practices of a Database Administrator (DBA), throughout the life cycle of the data. Managing a database involves designing, implementing and supporting stored data, to maximize its value. Database Management Systems, […]

What is Data Curation?

Data Curation, as defined by The University of Illinois’ Graduate School of Library and Information Science: “is the active and ongoing management of data through its life cycle of interest and usefulness.” Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and leader of the Data Conservancy, further breaks down Data […]

What is a Data Democracy?

A Data Democracy describes a methodological framework of values and actions that benefit and minimize any harm to the public or the typical user. Organizations like Data for Democracy, initiated by Bloomberg and BrightHive, and projects like Data for Democracy, established by the University of Washington to help Myanmar transition to a Data Democracy, are spearheading […]

What is a Data Engineer?

Data engineers build Data Architecture  through infrastructures and foundations. A data engineer is tasked with designing and maintaining the architecture of data systems, which incorporates concepts ranging from analytic frameworks to data warehouses. Responsibilities also include configuring, managing, and scaling data pipelines. Data engineers: Have a programming background (e.g. Java, Scala or Python) Emphasize distributed […]

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