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Published By: Datawatch     Published Date: Apr 06, 2018
Enterprises are focusing on becoming ever more data-driven, meaning that it is simply unacceptable to allow data to go to waste. Yet, as the amount of data businesses collect and control continues to increase exponentially, many organizations are failing to derive enough business value from their data. Companies are feeling the pressure to extract maximum value from all of their data, both defensive and offensive. Defensive analytics are the “plumbing aspects” of data management that must be captured to mitigate risk and establish a basic understanding of business performance. Offensive analytics build on defensive analytics and support overarching business objectives, strategic initiatives and long-term goals using predictive models. In this whitepaper, you will learn how to address many challenges, including streamlining operational reporting, delivering insight and providing a single, unified platform for everyone.
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Published By: Bitwise     Published Date: Apr 30, 2018
Organizations that adopt an enterprise data lake model for real-time, self-service and advanced analytics require a fresh approach and outlook to develop a Data Governance strategy as Hadoop changes the way that organizations ingest and store data, as well as how business partners access and use data. This paper outlines pillars for Hadoop Data Governance and Security that provide a framework that can be applied to any company.
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Published By: Alation     Published Date: Jan 06, 2017
90% of the time that is spent creating new reports is recreating information that already exists. Without a way to effectively share prior work and identify verified data sources, analysts and other data consumers lack shared context on how to apply data to analytic inquiries and business decision making. Time is wasted tracking down subject matter experts and trying to unearth tribal knowledge. Leading analytic organizations in retail, healthcare, financial services and technology are using data catalogs to help their analysts find, understand and use data appropriately. What are the 5 critical capabilities of a data catalog? Learn more here:
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Published By: Alation     Published Date: Jan 06, 2017
90% of the time that is spent creating new reports is recreating information that already exists. Without a way to effectively share prior work and identify verified data sources, analysts and other data consumers lack shared context on how to apply data to analytic inquiries and business decision making. Time is wasted tracking down subject matter experts and trying to unearth tribal knowledge. Leading analytic organizations in retail, healthcare, financial services and technology are using data catalogs to help their analysts find, understand and use data appropriately. What are the 5 critical capabilities of a data catalog? Learn more here:
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Published By: DATAVERSITY     Published Date: Jul 06, 2015
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. The time-honored techniques for data modeling are being rewritten, reworked, and modified in a multitude of different ways, often wholly dependent on the NoSQL platform under development. The research report analyzes a 2015 DATAVERSITY® survey titled “Modeling NoSQL.” The survey examined a number of crucial issues within the NoSQL world today, with focus on data modeling in particular.
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Published By: MarkLogic     Published Date: Jun 17, 2015
Modern enterprises face increasing pressure to deliver business value through technological innovation that leverages all available data. At the same time, those enterprises need to reduce expenses to stay competitive, deliver results faster to respond to market demands, use real-time analytics so users can make informed decisions, and develop new applications with enhanced developer productivity. All of these factors put big data at the top of the agenda. Unfortunately, the promise of big data has often failed to deliver. With the growing volumes of unstructured and multi-structured data flooding into our data centers, the relational databases that enterprises have relied on for the last 40-years are now too limiting and inflexible. New-generation NoSQL (“Not Only SQL”) databases have gained popularity because they are ideally suited to deal with the volume, velocity, and variety of data that businesses and governments handle today.
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Published By: Paxata     Published Date: Apr 02, 2014
Why Sift Through Data Landfills? Better business insight comes from data - but data is often dirty, incomplete and complicated. As any analyst would admit, what passes for data science is more like janitorial work. Find out why that is - and how you can avoid the painful, manual and error-prone processes that have bogged down the analytics process for 30 years.
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data, data management, big data, white paper, paxata, analytics
    
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Published By: Cambridge Semantics     Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
As the quantity and diversity of relevant data grows within and outside the enterprise, how can IT easily deploy secure governed solutions that allow business users to identify, extract, link together and derive value from the right data at the right time, at big data scale, while keeping up with ever changing business needs? Smart Enterprise Data Management (Smart EDM) is new, sensible paradigm for managing enterprise data. Anzo Smart Data solutions allow IT departments and their business users to quickly and flexibly access all of their diverse data. Based upon graph data models and Semantic data standards, Anzo enables users to easily perform advanced data management and analytics through the lens of their business at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional approaches, while adhering to the governance and security required by enterprise IT groups. Download this whitepaper to learn more.
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Published By: Cloudant - an IBM Company     Published Date: Jun 01, 2015
Whether you're a DBA, data scientist or developer, you're probably considering how the cloud can help modernize your information management and analytics strategy. Cloud data warehousing can help you get more value from your data by combining the benefits of the cloud - speed, scale, and agility - with the simplicity and performance of traditional on-premises appliances. This white paper explores how a cloud data warehouse like IBM dashDB can reduce costs and deliver new business insights. Readers will learn about: - How data warehousing-as-a-service helps you scale without incurring extra costs - The benefits of in-database analytics in a cloud data warehouse - How a cloud data warehouse can integrate with the larger ecosystem of business intelligence tools, both on prem and off prem
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nosql, ibm, dashdb, database, cloud
    
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Published By: MemSQL     Published Date: Jun 25, 2014
Emerging business innovations focused on realizing quick business value on new and growing data sources require “hybrid transactional and analytical processing” (HTAP), the notion of performing analysis on data directly in an operational data store. While this is not a new idea, Gartner reports that the potential for HTAP has not been fully realized due to technology limitations and inertia in IT departments. MemSQL offers a unique combination of performance, flexibility, and ease of use that allows companies to implement HTAP to power their business applications.
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Published By: AT&T     Published Date: Sep 11, 2014
The age of Big Data is upon us. Storage costs are going down, and data analytics is becoming more capable and more user-friendly. Even your auto mechanic will be storing a petabyte of data soon. Big Data will give businesses new insights and help improve operations. With these new tools come questions about how to use them. But your mechanic knows more about fixing a transmission than developing a Hadoop cluster, and similar concerns hold true for larger enterprises. Businesses everywhere are looking for guidance.
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Published By: Melissa Data     Published Date: Jan 18, 2018
Maintaining high quality data is essential for operational efficiency, meaningful analytics and good long-term customer relationships. But, when dealing with multiple sources of data, data quality becomes complex, so you need to know when you should build a custom data quality tools over canned solutions. To answer this question, it is important to understand the difference between rules-based data quality, where internal subject matter expertise is necessary – and active data quality, where different domain expertise and resources are required.
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Published By: Neo Technology     Published Date: Jun 28, 2015
The future of Master Data Management is deriving value from data relationships which reveal more data stories that become more and more important to competitive advantage as we enter into the future of data and business analytics. MDM will be about supplying consistent, meaningful views of master data and being able to unify data into one location, especially to optimize for query performance and data fit. Graph databases offer exactly that type of data/performance fit. Use data relationships to unlock real business value in MDM: - Graphs can easily model both hierarchical and non-hierarchical master data - The logical model IS the physical model making it easier for business users to visualize data relationships - Deliver insights in real-time from data relationships in your master data - Stay ahead of the business with faster development Download and read the white paper Your Master Data Is a Graph: Are You Ready? to learn why your master data is a graph and how graph databases like Neo4j are the best technologies for MDM.
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database, nosql, graph database, big data, master data management, mdm
    
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Published By: VoltDB     Published Date: Feb 12, 2016
The need for fast data applications is growing rapidly, driven by the IoT, the surge in machine-to-machine (M2M) data, global mobile device proliferation, and the monetization of SaaS platforms. So how do you combine real-time, streaming analytics with real-time decisions in an architecture that’s reliable, scalable, and simple? In this report, Ryan Betts and John Hugg from VoltDB examine ways to develop apps for fast data, using pre-defined patterns. These patterns are general enough to suit both the do-it-yourself, hybrid batch/streaming approach, as well as the simpler, proven in-memory approach available with certain fast database offerings.
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Published By: Silwood Technology     Published Date: Mar 02, 2016
Ever since organisations started to implement packaged software solutions to solve business problems and streamline their processes there has been a need to access their data for the purposes of reporting and analytics, integration, governance, master data and more. Information Management projects such as these rely on data professionals being able to understand the underlying data models for these packages in order to be able to answer the critical question “Where’s the data?”. Without this knowledge it is impossible to ensure accuracy of data or timely delivery of projects. In addition the lack of discovery tools designed to meet this challenge has meant that performing this task has commonly been frustrating, time-consuming and fraught with risk. This white paper offers insight into why the traditional methods are not effective and how an innovative software product from Silwood Technology provides a faster and more effective approach to solving the problem.
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Published By: Looker     Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
Data centralization merges different data streams into a common source through unified variables. This process can provide context to overly-broad metrics and enable cross-platform analytics to guide better business decisions. Investments in analytics tools are now paying back a 13.01:1 return on investment (ROI), with increased returns when these tools integrate with three or more data sour- ces. While the perks of centralization are obvious in theory, the quantity and variety of data available in today’s landscape make this difficult to achieve. This report provides a roadmap for how to connect systems, data stores, and institutions (both technological and human). Learn: • How data centralization enables better analytics • How to redefine data as a vehicle for change • How the right BI tool eliminates the data analyst bottleneck • How to define single sources of truth for your organization • How to build a data-driven (not just data-rich) organization
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Published By: Alation     Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
curation (noun): The act of organizing and maintaining a collection (such as artworks, artifacts, or data). Data curation is emerging as a technique to support data governance, especially in data-driven organizations. As self-service data visualization tools have taken off, sharing the nuances and best practices of how to use data becomes ever more critical. Analysts at companies from eBay to Safeway and Square are scaling their data knowledge through curation techniques. What are the 4 steps to successful data curation? Find out here:
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data stewardship, self-service analytics, data curation, data governance
    
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Published By: Snowflake Computing     Published Date: Apr 19, 2016
Data warehouse as a service brings scalability and flexibility to organizations seeking to deliver data to all users and systems that need to analyze it. The ability to access and analyze data is the critical foundational element for competing in new and old industries alike. Yet, a recent survey of IT executives finds that most are still struggling— and frustrated — with widely used data analytics tools. Find out what your peers are saying, and see how your data analytics environment compares.
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Published By: Finch Computing     Published Date: Apr 26, 2016
FinchDB is not just a database, not just an analytics engine and not just a search tool. It’s all three. All together. All in-memory. It’s a new, enabling platform technology built on an IP portfolio of 25 unique inventions, and suited for multiple high-volume, high-stakes use cases. While other big data solutions are answers-oriented, FinchDB enables users to ask better questions of their data. Because better questions must come before better answers.
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Published By: T4G     Published Date: Mar 15, 2017
About to embark on an advanced analytics project? Or have already started and things aren’t going as planned? This white paper will share our approach to ensure you set up for success. We will discuss aspects of data strategy and data stewardship, and why they are so important. We will outline the benefits of having a solid data strategy and how to start the data strategy conversation within your organization. We will then outline how a project’s entry point (the initial impetus for the project) impacts the scope and approach for the project. And will show you how to avoid missteps and gaps that can lead to less than stellar results or wasted effort. The white paper will touch on the importance of understanding your business drivers and how to use them as your guide to get the most out of your data driven decision making projects. Our proven approach will help ensure a successful start on your advanced analytics journey.
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Published By: Data Ninja     Published Date: Apr 16, 2017
By adding structure to free text using text analytics and graph databases, text becomes valuable business data. This paper examines a real life use case in risk analysis. Text is a part of all communication channels from social media, documents, logs, and data bases. In order to use the information from text, you need to extract the data in a way that provides useful information on entities, locations, organizations, and their properties. Graph databases are very powerful in showing the text relationships including the nearest neighbors, clusters, and the shortest paths. The combination of text analytics and graph databases can be used to solve business problems.
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Published By: Alteryx     Published Date: May 24, 2017
Spreadsheets are a mainstay in almost every organization. They are a great way to calculate and manipulate numeric data to make decisions. Unfortunately, as organizations grow, so does the data, and relying on spreadsheet-based tools like Excel for heavy data preparation, blending and analysis can be cumbersome and unreliable. Alteryx, Inc. is a leader in self-service data analytics and provides analysts with the ability to easily prep, blend, and analyze all data using a repeatable workflow, then deploy and share analytics at scale for deeper insights in hours, not weeks. This paper highlights how transitioning from a spreadsheet-based environment to an Alteryx workflow approach can help analyst better understand their data, improve consistency, and operationalize analytics through a flexible deployment and consumption environment.
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Published By: Datameer     Published Date: Oct 10, 2017
Most data analytics leaders recognize the need to modernize their data analytics platforms. The question is how.
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Published By: Basho     Published Date: Nov 25, 2015
The landscape of Scalable Operational and Analytical Systems is changing and disrupting the norm of using relational databases for all workloads. With the growing need to process and analyze Big Data at Scale, the demand for alternative strategies has grown and has given rise to the emergence of NoSQL databases for scalable processing. Mike Ferguson, Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies, is an independent IT Analyst who specializes in Big Data, BI/Analytics, Data Management and Enterprise Business Integration. In this whitepaper he will discuss the movement towards NoSQL databases for scalable operational and analytical systems, what’s driving Big Data analytics from Hadoop to the emergence of Apache Spark, the value of operational analytics and the importance of in-memory processing, and why use Apache Spark as your in-memory analytical platform for operational analytics.
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Published By: DATAVERSITY     Published Date: Jun 14, 2013
This report analyzes many challenges faced when beginning a new Data Governance program, and outlines many crucial elements in successfully executing such a program. “Data Governance” is a term fraught with nuance, misunderstanding, myriad opinions, and fear. It is often enough to keep Data Stewards and senior executives awake late into the night. The modern enterprise needs reliable and sustainable control over its technological systems, business processes, and data assets. Such control is tantamount to competitive success in an ever-changing marketplace driven by the exponential growth of data, mobile computing, social networking, the need for real-time analytics and reporting mechanisms, and increasing regulatory compliance requirements. Data Governance can enhance and buttress (or resuscitate, if needed) the strategic and tactical business drivers every enterprise needs for market success. This paper is sponsored by: ASG, DGPO and DebTech International.
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