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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 a […]

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 are Data Ethics?

Data Ethics describe a code of behavior, specifically what is right and wrong, encompassing the following: Data Handling: generation, recording, curation, processing, dissemination, sharing, and use. Algorithms: AI, artificial agents, machine learning, and robots. Corresponding Practices: responsible innovation, programming, hacking, and professional codes. Data Ethics build on the foundation provided by computer and information ethics, but […]

What is Data Governance?

Data Governance is a collection of practices and processes which help to ensure the formal management of data assets within an organization. Data Governance often includes other concepts such as Data Stewardship, Data Quality, and others to help an enterprise gain better control over its data assets, including methods, technologies, and behaviors around the proper […]

What is Data Integration?

Data Integration refers to actions taken in creating consistent, quality, and usable data from one or more diverse data sets. As technologies become more complex and change over time, data variety and volume grow exponentially and the speed of data transfer becomes ever shorter. Data Integration has and will continue to become more critical to […]

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