Advertisement

Data Virtualization Defined: How it Helps Organizations Succeed

Data Virtualization (DV) is unlike traditional Data Integration, where change must be made on multiple layers; Data Virtualization makes change easy for the business as new requirements and sources can be integrated and changed rapidly. The Data Management Association International (DAMA) Data Management Book of Knowledge (DMBOK), second edition, describes Data Virtualization as: “Data Virtualization […]

Data Modeling vs. Data Architecture

In the second edition of the Data Management Book of Knowledge (DMBOK 2): “Data Architecture defines the blueprint for managing data assets by aligning with organizational strategy to establish strategic data requirements and designs to meet these requirements.” Another way to look at it, according to Donna Burbank, Managing Director at Global Data Strategy: “Data […]

What is Big Data?

Big Data refers to extremely large data sets of varying types of data – structured, unstructured, and semi-structured – that can be collected, stored, and later analyzed to provide insights for organizations. Big Data’s promise depends on how the data is managed. In the past data was organized in relational models, sometimes within data warehouses, […]

What is Business Intelligence?

Business Intelligence (BI) includes the technologies and tools used to analyze and report on different business operations. Business Intelligence uses raw data stored in varying data warehouses, data marts, data lakes, and other storage platforms, and transforms it into actionable knowledge/information assets. Such elements include dashboards, spreadsheets, data visualizations, reports, and many others. “In its […]

What is Data Architecture?

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 the recent Trends in Data Architecture Report: “Data Architecture is as much a business decision as it is a […]

What is Data Stewardship?

Data Stewardship is: “The most common label to describe accountability and responsibility for data and processes that ensure effective control and use of data assets. Stewardship can be formalized through job titles and descriptions, or it can be a less formal function driven by people trying to help an organization get value from its data.” […]

We use technologies such as cookies to understand how you use our site and to provide a better user experience. This includes personalizing content, using analytics and improving site operations. We may share your information about your use of our site with third parties in accordance with our Privacy Policy. You can change your cookie settings as described here at any time, but parts of our site may not function correctly without them. By continuing to use our site, you agree that we can save cookies on your device, unless you have disabled cookies.
I Accept