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What is a Data Fabric?

A Data Fabric: “Is a distributed Data Management platform whose objective is to combine various types of data storage, access, preparation, analytics, and security tools in a fully compliant manner to support seamless Data Management.”   This concept has gained traction as technologies, such as the Internet of Things, need to have a consistent way of […]

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 […]

What is Data Intelligence?

Just as a business must be effective in monitoring and managing finances, it also needs Data Intelligence capabilities to monitor and manage its data assets. Data Intelligence, describes discovering, understanding, and governing data so that the business gets the maximum value in its investment of data with the minimum risk. This can also mean a […]

What is a Data Lake?

A data lake is an environment where a vast amount of data, of various types and structures, can be ingested, stored, assessed, and analyzed. Data lakes serve many purposes, including: An environment for data scientists to mine and analyze data. A central storage area for raw data, with minimal, if any transformation. Alternate storage for […]

What is Data Literacy?

Data literacy describes the ability to read, work with, analyze, and argue with data, according to Raul Bhargava and Catherine D’ignazio from MIT and Emerson College. Easy access to data sets are essential to exercising these skills. All employees in an organization involved with data-driven decisions should learn to think critically about the data they […]

What is Data Management?

Data Management is a comprehensive collection of practices, concepts, procedures, processes, and a wide range of accompanying systems that allow for an organization to gain control of its data resources. Data Management as an overall practice is involved with the entire lifecycle of a given data asset from its original creation point to its final […]

What is Data Migration?

Data Migration describes transferring data between storage types, formats or computer systems with as little change as possible. Due to acquisitions, relocation, or outgrowing a current system, companies find the need to migrate data. More than just a “lift and shift” approach, good  Data Migration catalyzes rethinking of Data Strategy and Data Architecture through: Upgrading […]

What is Data Mining?

Data Mining is an older (and now allied) subset of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence that deals with large data sets. It uses pattern recognition technologies with statistical and mathematical techniques to forecast business trends and find useful patterns. “Data Mining is also known as Knowledge Discovery in Data (KDD).”  A component of Data Mining, […]

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