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How to Add Flexible Data Governance Into Your Organization

Data Governance is a Requirement. Regulations change, and good Data Governance needs to adapt to evolving compliance requirements. GDPR and CCPA are just the start. View Now


Robust Security Into Data Access and Management

Datasparc offers data security, database management, data governance and data analytics – all in one solution. With Datasparc’s flagship product DBHawk, users only receive access to the data they need. View Now


Timing is Everything — The Case for Embedding Analytics in Your Product Sooner Rather Than Later

Regardless of your industry, the customers of today want and expect that their products deliver one critical element on top of your product’s base functionality. They want their data. View Now


Beyond the Hype — How to Get Real Value from AI in Analytics

Increasingly, Artificial Intelligence is showing up in the products we use and the activities we engage in, from our workplace apps to our customer experiences. Hopes are high. View Now


Data Platforms in Financial Services — The NoSQL Edge

This white paper explores the criticality of real-time data processing in financial institutions and the common challenges they face. View Now


The Rise of the Knowledge Graph

When the goal is to empower your non-technical and technical users to easily ascertain data-driven answers to their questions, a vital component of your data fabric is the knowledge graph. View Now


The Next-Generation Cloud Data Lake

In an effort to be data driven, many organizations are looking to democratize data. However, they often struggle with increasingly larger data volumes, reverting back to bottlenecking… View Now


How Knowledge Graphs Lead to Improved Customer Experience

All of the information you collect about your customers doesn’t help you understand their patterns of behavior without context. By connecting your data with context in a knowledge graph… View Now


How to Evaluate a Data Catalog

Despite big investments in big data and AI, enterprises struggle to create data culture. To overcome these challenges, more and more enterprises are turning to data catalogs for data search… View Now


Active Data Governance — A People-First Approach to Achieve Business Goals

Data — despite being an exceedingly powerful asset — is poorly managed and underutilized. Exploding data volume and expanding Data Quality challenges pose hurdles to enterprises endeavoring… View Now


MDM and Data Governance — What Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg

Today, master data management (MDM) and data governance are considered co-dependent disciplines – that is, an organization won’t be successful in implementing one without also focusing on the other. View Now


Running Kafka in 2021 — A Cloud-Native Service

You know the value of Apache Kafka® and real-time data to your business. But you also know how costly and time consuming managing Kafka is to your team and your organization. View Now


Key Considerations for Selecting a Database Tool

When managing a database, manual processes consume a lot of a database professional’s time and focus, and they are often unscalable. This is an unsustainable dynamic for any… View Now


Solving the Data Incongruence Dilemma

The infrastructure for managing data across the financial industry is built on 50-year-old technology. Line of business and functional silos are everywhere. They are exacerbated by relational database management… View Now


3 Guidelines for Communicating (and Implementing) Eco-Friendly IT Asset Disposal Policies

In this year’s Rising Tide of E-Waste research study, 94 percent of respondents reported their enterprises had a defined e-waste policy. Yet, only half said it had been communicated throughout their organizations… View Now


The Total Economic Impact of the Tamr Cloud-Native Master Data Management Platform

Forrester reveals a 643% ROI and total benefits of nearly $9 million in three years with Tamr’s cloud-native data mastering solutions. Data leaders from top financial services companies, retailers, manufacturing, and media companies were interviewed… View Now


Data Virtualization for Dummies – Learn How to Put Data Virtualization to Work in Your Organization

With the advent of big data and the proliferation of multiple information channels, organizations must store, discover, access, and share massive volumes of traditional and new data sources.  View Now


Trends in Data Management: A 2020 DATAVERSITY Report

DATAVERSITY asked questions through the 2020 Trends in Data Management Survey. This paper details and analyzes the survey’s latest thoughts, trends, and activities indicated by study participants. View Now


What Happens When You Automate a Business Glossary?

Business glossaries are critical to an organization’s ability to speak the same data language across the entire company. Without trustworthy data, the enterprise may fail to realize … View Now


The 2020 State of Data Governance and Automation

The foundation of this report is a survey conducted by DATAVERSITY®. The 2020 State of Governance report explores where companies stand in automating the Data Governance processes that are so important to achieving Data Quality. View Now


Trends in Data Management: A 2019 DATAVERSITY Report

DATAVERSITY® asked what’s happening in Data Management through a 2019 Trends in Data Management survey. This paper details and analyzes the latest thoughts, trends, and activities indicated by those who participated in the study. View Now


Trends in Data Governance and Data Stewardship

The foundation of this report is a survey conducted by DATAVERSITY® that included a range of different question types and topics on the current state of Data Governance and Data Stewardship. View Now


Trends in Data Architecture

The foundation of this report is a survey conducted by DATAVERSITY® that included a range of different question types and topics on the current state of Data Architecture. The report evaluates the topic through a discussion and analysis of each presented survey question, as well as a deeper examination of the present and future trends. View Now


Emerging Trends in Metadata Management

This report evaluates each question posed in a recent survey and provides subsequent analysis in a detailed format that includes the most noteworthy statistics, direct comments from survey respondents, and the influence on the industry as a whole. It seeks to present readers with a thorough review of the state of Metadata Management as it exists today. View Now


Business Intelligence versus Data Science


The competitive advantages realized from a dependable Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI/A) program are well documented. Everything from reduced business costs and increased customer retention to better decision making and the ability to forecast opportunities have been observed outcomes in response to such programs. View Now


Insights into Modeling NoSQL

The growth of NoSQL data storage solutions have revolutionized the way enterprises are dealing with their data. The older, relational platforms are still being utilized by most organizations, while the implementation of varying NoSQL platforms including Key-Value, Wide Column, Document, Graph, and Hybrid data stores are increasing at faster rates than ever seen before. Such implementations are causing enterprises to revise their Data Management procedures across-the-board from governance to analytics, metadata management to software development, data modeling to regulation and compliance. View Now


Navigating the Data Governance Landscape: Analysis of How to Start a Data Governance Program

This report analyzes many challenges faced when beginning a new Data Governance program, and outlines many crucial elements in successfully executing such a program. View Now


Cognitive Computing: An Emerging Hub in IT Ecosystems

Will the “programmable era” of computers be replaced by Cognitive Computing systems which can learn from interactions and reason through dynamic experience just like humans? View Now


Status of the Chief Data Officer: An Update on the CDO Role in Organizations Today

Ask any CEO if they want to better leverage their data assets to drive growth, revenues, and productivity, their answer will most likely be “yes, of course.” Ask many of them what that means or how they will do it and their answers will be as disparate as most enterprise’s data strategies. To successfully control, utilize, analyze, and store the vast amounts of data flowing through organization’s today, an enterprise-wide approach is necessary. View Now


Why Your Business Users Need to Love Metadata

No business likes to throw money out the window, or in the case of the modern day enterprise, down the electronic data stream. View Now


The Question of Database Transaction Processing: An ACID, BASE, NoSQL Primer

There are actually many elements of such a vision that are working together. ACID and NoSQL are not the antagonists they were once thought to be; NoSQL works well under a BASE model, but also some of the innovative NoSQL systems fully conform to ACID requirements. View Now


The Utilization of Information Architecture at the Enterprise Level

This report investigates the level of Information Architecture (IA) implementation and usage at the enterprise level. The primary support for the report is an analysis of a 2013 DATAVERSITY survey on Data and Information Architecture. View Now


Unstructured Data and the Enterprise

In its most basic definition, unstructured data simply means any form of data that does not easily fit into a relational model or a set of database tables. Unstructured data exists in a variety of formats: books, audio, video, or even a collection of documents. In fact, some of this data may very well contain a measure of structure, such as chapters within a novel or the markup on a HTML Web page, but not a full data model typical of relational databases. View Now


Three-Valued Logic

Much has been written and debated about the use of SQL NULLs to represent unknown values, and the possible use of three-valued logic. View Now

An Approach to Representing Non-Applicable Data in Relational Databases

Ever since Codd introduced so-called “null values” to the relational model, there have been debates about exactly what they mean and their proper handling in relational databases. View Now

NO E-R: Modeling for NoSQL Databases

Entity-relationship (E-R) modeling is a tried and true notation for use in designing Structured Query Language (SQL) databases, but the new data structures that Not-Only SQL (NOSQL) DBMSs make possible can’t be represented in E-R notation. View Now

Cardinality, Optionality, and Unknown-ness

This paper explores the differences between three situations that appear on the surface to be very similar: a data attribute that may occur zero or one times, a data attribute that is optional, and a data attribute whose value may be unknown. View Now

A Systematic Solution to Handling Unknown Data in Databases

Ever since Codd introduced so-called “null values” to the relational model, there have been debates about exactly what they mean and their proper handling in relational databases. View Now

The Hybrid Data Model

NoSQL database management systems give us the opportunity to store our data according to more than one data storage model, but our entity-relationship data modeling notations are stuck in SQL land. View Now

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