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Published By: DATAVERSITY     Published Date: Nov 20, 2015
The competitive advantages realized from a dependable Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI/A) 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. The implementation of such a program remains a necessity for any growing or mature enterprise. The establishment of a comprehensive BI/A program that includes traditional Descriptive Analytics along with next generation categories such as Predictive or Prescriptive Analytics is indispensable for business success.
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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: SAP     Published Date: May 19, 2016
SAP® solutions for enterprise information management (EIM) support the critical abilities to architect, integrate, improve, manage, associate, and archive all information. By effectively managing enterprise information, your organization can improve its business outcomes. You can better understand and retain customers, work better with suppliers, achieve compliance while controlling risk, and provide internal transparency to drive operational and strategic decisions.
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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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data, data management, databse, marklogic, column store, wide column store, nosql
    
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Published By: CMMI Institute     Published Date: Sep 03, 2014
To drive strategic insights that lead to competitive advantage, businesses must make the best and smartest use of today’s vast amount of data. To accomplish this, organizations need to apply a collaborative approach to optimizing their data assets. For organizations that seek to evaluate and improve their data management practices, CMMI® Institute has developed the Data Management Maturity (DMM)? model to bridge the perspective gap between business and IT. Download the white paper Why is Measurement of Data Management Maturity Important? to enable you to: - Empower your executives to make better and faster decisions using a strategic view of their data. - Achieve the elusive alignment and agreement between the business and IT - Create a clear path to increasing capabilities
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Published By: Basho     Published Date: Mar 08, 2015
Many companies still use relational databases as part of the technology stack. However, others are innovating and incorporating NoSQL solutions and as a result they have simplified their deployments, enhanced their availability and reduced their costs. In this whitepaper you will learn: - Why companies choose Riak over a relational database. - How to analyze the decision points you should consider when choosing between relational and Nosql databases - Simple patters for building common applications in Riak using its key/value design Learn how you can lead your organization into this new frontier.
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data, data management, basho, database, nosql, data models
    
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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: Trillium Software     Published Date: Apr 10, 2017
For the 11th consecutive year, the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools1 research report positions Trillium Software as a leader in the Data Quality Software industry. Data Quality is vital to ensuring trust in your data-driven, decision making business processes. Confidence is the result of a well thought out and executed data quality management strategy and is critical to remaining competitive in a rapidly and ever-changing business world. The 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools report is a valuable reference, providing the latest insights into the strengths and cautions of leading vendors. Access the report to learn how a leading data quality solution can help you achieve your long-term strategic objectives.
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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: 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: 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: Syncsort     Published Date: Jul 17, 2018
In most applications we use today, data is retrieved by the source code of the application and is then used to make decisions. The application is ultimately affected by the data, but source code determines how the application performs, how it does its work and how the data is used. Today, in a world of AI and machine learning, data has a new role – becoming essentially the source code for machine-driven insight. With AI and machine learning, the data is the core of what fuels the algorithm and drives results. Without a significant quantity of good quality data related to the problem, it’s impossible to create a useful model. Download this Whitepaper to learn why the process of identifying biases present in the data is an essential step towards debugging the data that underlies machine learning predictions and improves data quality.
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Published By: Syncsort     Published Date: Oct 25, 2018
In most applications we use today, data is retrieved by the source code of the application and is then used to make decisions. The application is ultimately affected by the data, but source code determines how the application performs, how it does its work and how the data is used. Today, in a world of AI and machine learning, data has a new role – becoming essentially the source code for machine-driven insight. With AI and machine learning, the data is the core of what fuels the algorithm and drives results. Without a significant quantity of good quality data related to the problem, it’s impossible to create a useful model. Download this Whitepaper to learn why the process of identifying biases present in the data is an essential step towards debugging the data that underlies machine learning predictions and improves data quality.
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Published By: BackOffice     Published Date: Apr 22, 2018
The success of a business is increasingly influenced by how effectively it utilizes data within strategic decision making & operations. But when a business views its critical data simply as a byproduct of business processes, and doesn’t value it as a business asset, it increases the risk of not being able to achieve its desired outcomes.
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Published By: graphgrid     Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Whether it’s for a specific application, optimizing your existing operations, or innovating new customer services, graph databases are a powerful technology that turn accessing and analyzing your data into a competitive advantage. Graph databases resolve the Big Data limitations and free up data architects and developers to build amazing solutions that predict behaviors, enable data driven decisions and make insightful recommendations. Yet just as cars aren’t functional with only engines, graph databases require surrounding capabilities including ingesting multi-source data, building data models that are unique to your business needs, ease of data interaction and visualization, seamless co-existence with legacy systems, high performance search capabilities, and integration of data analysis applications. Collectively, this comprehensive data platform turns graph capabilities into tangible insights that drive your business forward.
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Published By: graphgrid     Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Whether it’s for a specific application, optimizing your existing operations, or innovating new customer services, graph databases are a powerful technology that turn accessing and analyzing your data into a competitive advantage. Graph databases resolve the Big Data limitations and free up data architects and developers to build amazing solutions that predict behaviors, enable data driven decisions and make insightful recommendations. Yet just as cars aren’t functional with only engines, graph databases require surrounding capabilities including ingesting multi-source data, building data models that are unique to your business needs, ease of data interaction and visualization, seamless co-existence with legacy systems, high performance search capabilities, and integration of data analysis applications. Collectively, this comprehensive data platform turns graph capabilities into tangible insights that drive your business forward.
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Published By: Experian     Published Date: Nov 03, 2015
It is critically important for businesses today to leverage data as a strategic asset, instead of allowing it to become an obstacle. As more and more organizations are trying to make smarter, data-driven decisions, they are discovering that their data management strategy may not be as mature as it needs to be. One major shift we are seeing is the implementation of a Chief Data Officer. Experian Data Quality recently conducted a research study of more than 250 Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Data Officers (CDOs) in the US about their data management practices, and the explosion of the CDO role. Key insights in the report include: - Tips for overcoming typical data challenges within your organization - The changing data management landscape and its affect on the CIO - The new and growing need for the CDO - And more!
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Published By: DATAVERSITY     Published Date: Dec 23, 2013
Everyone in an organization relies on Metadata to do their jobs. Whenever an email is sent, a report is run, inventory is ordered, compliance procedures are verified, a new IT system is integrated, applications are executed, or essentially any other business function, process, or decision is undertaken, Metadata is facilitating in the background. If that Metadata is corrupt, missing, redundant, or unpredictable then they cannot do their jobs well, they cannot trust the data they are using, and the organization ultimately suffers at all levels. Data Stewards are the people who are use, define, cleanse, archive, analyze, and share the data that is mapped directly to the Metadata of their myriad database and application systems. If your organization does not have Data Stewards (or an inefficient Stewardship Program), you need them. This paper is sponsored by: ASG.
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Published By: First San Francisco Partners     Published Date: Jan 23, 2013
Master data management (MDM) is about people and process; it is not about technology. Implementing MDM technology alone will not address operational and business process challenges.
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white paper, data, data management, master data management, first san francisco partners, dataversity
    
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Published By: First San Francisco Partners     Published Date: May 19, 2014
Master data management (MDM) is about people and process; it is not about technology. Implementing MDM technology alone will not address operational and business process challenges. Rather, “mastering” data involves people taking action through established data policies and processes. Data Governance ensures that data in the MDM hub is of high quality and can be trusted by business users. Lacking Data Governance, organizations do not have consistent data definitions or know what constitutes a data problem, who is accountable, what decisions need to be made, or how to escalate and resolve issues.
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white paper, master data management, first san francisco partners, kelle o'neal, dataversity, data governance, mdm, master data management white paper, data governance white paper
    
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Published By: ASG     Published Date: Jun 10, 2013
Everyone in an organization relies on Metadata to do their jobs. Whenever an email is sent, a report is run, inventory is ordered, compliance procedures are verified, a new IT system is integrated, applications are executed, or essentially any other business function, process, or decision is undertaken, Metadata is facilitating in the background. If that Metadata is corrupt, missing, redundant, or unpredictable then they cannot do their jobs well, they cannot trust the data they are using, and the organization ultimately suffers at all levels. Data Stewards are the people who are use, define, cleanse, archive, analyze, and share the data that is mapped directly to the Metadata of their myriad database and application systems. If your organization does not have Data Stewards (or an inefficient Stewardship Program), you need them.
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asg, data, data management, data governance, white paper, dataversity, data steward, metadata
    
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Published By: MarkLogic     Published Date: Jun 16, 2013
The primary issue discussed within this paper boils down to two disparate database reliability models: ACID vs BASE. The first (ACID) has been around for some 30+ years, is a proven industry standard for SQL-centric and other relational databases, and works remarkably well in the older, yet still extant, world of vertical scaling. The second (BASE) has only recently gained popularity over the past 10 years or so, especially with the rise of social networking, Big Data, NoSQL, and other leviathans in the new world of Data Management. BASE requirements rose out of a need for ever-expanding horizontally scaled distributed networks, with non-relational data stores, and the real-time availability constraints of web-based transaction processing. While there are now more crossovers and negotiations between the two models, they essentially represent two competing groups, with Brewer’s CAP Theorem acting as the referee in the middle forcing tough decisions on each team.
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data, data management, unstructured data, nosql, database, acid, base, database transactioning
    
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Published By: Cisco EMEA     Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
Digital transformation (DX) — a technology-driven business strategy — enables firms to gain or expand their competitive differentiation by embracing data-driven decision-making processes, whether for increasing operational efficiencies, developing new products and services, increasing customer satisfaction and retention, or getting a better intelligence on the market. Big Data and analytics (BDA) applications form the foundation for enterprisewide digital transformation initiatives. To find out more download this whitepaper today.
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Published By: Cisco EMEA     Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
The goal of ESG Lab reports is to educate IT professionals about data center technology products for companies of all types and sizes. ESG Lab reports are not meant to replace the evaluation process that should be conducted before making purchasing decisions, but rather to provide insight into these emerging technologies. Our objective is to go over some of the more valuable feature/functions of products, show how they can be used to solve real customer problems and identify any areas needing improvement. ESG Lab's expert third party perspective is based on our own hands on testing as well as on interviews with customers who use these products in production environments.
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