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Published By: Ted Hills     Published Date: Mar 08, 2017
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. Is there any need to model schema-less databases, and is it even possible? In this short white paper, Ted Hills examines these questions in light of a recent paper from MarkLogic on the hybrid data model.
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Published By: Ted Hills     Published Date: Mar 08, 2017
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. It shows how each of these different situations is represented in Concept and Object Modeling Notation (COMN, pronounced “common”). The theory behind the analysis is explained in greater detail by three papers: Three-Valued Logic, A Systematic Solution to Handling Unknown Data in Databases, and An Approach to Representing Non-Applicable Data in Relational Databases.
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Published By: Ted Hills     Published Date: Mar 08, 2017
Much has been written and debated about the use of SQL NULLs to represent unknown values, and the possible use of three-valued logic. However, there has never been a systematic application of any three-valued logic to use in the logical expressions of computer programs. This paper lays the foundation for a systematic application of three-valued logic to one of the two problems inadequately addressed by SQL NULLs.
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Published By: Ted Hills     Published Date: Mar 08, 2017
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. In this paper I examine the meaning of tuples and relations containing “null values”. For the type of “null value” representing unknown data, I propose an interpretation and a solution that is more rigorously defined than the SQL NULL or other similar solutions, and which can be implemented in a systematic and application-independent manner in database management systems.
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Published By: Ted Hills     Published Date: Mar 08, 2017
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. In this paper I examine the meaning of tuples and relations containing “null values”. For the type of “null value” representing that data are not applicable, I propose an interpretation and a solution that is more rigorously defined than the SQL NULL or other similar solutions, and which can be implemented in a systematic and application-independent manner in database management systems.
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Published By: Alation     Published Date: Mar 26, 2018
When analysts and data scientists have access to data governance policies and best practices directly within the flow of their analysis, the result is both more consistent compliance and more broadly adopted best practices. With the combination of Tableau and Alation, organizations can not only balance the demands of agility and governance, they can actually optimize for both at the same time. We call this Governance for Insight. Learn more about how Tableau users can have the best of worlds - agility and governance. Read Enabling Governance for Insight: Trust in Data with Tableau and Alation’s Data Catalogs. Register on the right to access a complimentary copy of this joint white paper from Tableau and Alation.
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Published By: Infogix     Published Date: May 04, 2018
Over the last few years, the term “data governance” has evolved to more prominence, concurrently with big data. While organizations understand the need for governance around big data, the implementation of a successful data governance solution continues to remain elusive as organizations grapple with what exactly data governance is. This whitepaper provides a concise definition of data governance and offers some key considerations for a successful data governance solution.
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Published By: Trillium Software     Published Date: Oct 26, 2015
Acting Quickly – Or Not at All The pace of business is accelerating. Enterprises must do more things, do them more quickly – and then adjust to market and competitive forces and do them differently. They must adapt in order to remain differentiated, and with that differentiation, hopefully build and sustain competitive advantage.
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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: Couchbase     Published Date: Dec 04, 2014
Interactive applications have changed dramatically over the last 15 years. In the late ‘90s, large web companies emerged with dramatic increases in scale on many dimensions: · The number of concurrent users skyrocketed as applications increasingly became accessible · via the web (and later on mobile devices). · The amount of data collected and processed soared as it became easier and increasingly · valuable to capture all kinds of data. · The amount of unstructured or semi-structured data exploded and its use became integral · to the value and richness of applications. Dealing with these issues was more and more difficult using relational database technology. The key reason is that relational databases are essentially architected to run a single machine and use a rigid, schema-based approach to modeling data. Google, Amazon, Facebook, and LinkedIn were among the first companies to discover the serious limitations of relational database technology for supporting these new application requirements. Commercial alternatives didn’t exist, so they invented new data management approaches themselves. Their pioneering work generated tremendous interest because a growing number of companies faced similar problems. Open source NoSQL database projects formed to leverage the work of the pioneers, and commercial companies associated with these projects soon followed. Today, the use of NoSQL technology is rising rapidly among Internet companies and the enterprise. It’s increasingly considered a viable alternative to relational databases, especially as more organizations recognize that operating at scale is more effectively achieved running on clusters of standard, commodity servers, and a schema-less data model is often a better approach for handling the variety and type of data most often captured and processed today.
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Published By: Embarcadero     Published Date: Jan 23, 2015
There are multiple considerations for collaborating on metadata within an organization, and you need a good metadata strategy to define and manage the right processes for a successful implementation. In this white paper, David Loshin describes how to enhance enterprise knowledge sharing by using collaborative metadata for structure, content, and semantics.
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data, data management, metadata, enterprise information management, data modeling, embarcadero
    
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Published By: Embarcadero     Published Date: Jul 23, 2015
Whether you’re working with relational data, schema-less (NoSQL) data, or model metadata, you need a data architecture that can actively leverage information assets for business value. The most valuable data has high quality, business context, and visibility across the organization. Check out this must-read eBook for essential insights on important data architecture topics.
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Published By: MarkLogic     Published Date: Aug 04, 2014
The Age of Information and the associated growth of the World Wide Web has brought with it a new problem: how to actually make sense of all the information available. The overarching goal of the Semantic Web is to change that. Semantic Web technologies accomplish this goal by providing a universal framework to describe and link data so that it can be better understood and searched holistically, allowing both people and computers to see and discover relationships in the data. Today, organizations are leveraging the power of the Semantic Web to aggregate and link disparate data, improve search navigation, provide holistic search and discovery, dynamically publish content, and complete ETL processes faster. Read this white paper to gain insight into why Semantics is important, understand how Semantics works, and see examples of Semantics in practice.
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data, data management, whitepaper, marklogic, semantic, semantic technology, nosql, database, semantic web, big data
    
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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: CA Technologies     Published Date: Feb 25, 2016
As combinations of both internal and externally-imposed business policies imply dependencies on managed data artifacts, organizations are increasingly instituting data governance programs to implement processes for ensuring compliance with business expectations. One fundamental aspect of data governance involves practical application of business rules to data assets based on data elements and their assigned values. Yet despite the intent of harmonizing data element definitions and resolution of data semantics and valid reference values, most organizations rarely have complete visibility into the metadata associated with enterprise data assets.
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Published By: Semantic Arts     Published Date: Aug 01, 2013
This White Paper explains how Semantic Technology can help organizations leverage their legacy investments into new solutions through the use of a Semantic Layer so they can improve IT productivity by reducing complexity, thereby reducing total cost of ownership.
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white paper, semantic technology, data, data management
    
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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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enterprise data management, data governance, data integration, cambridge semantics
    
Cambridge Semantics
Published By: Cambridge Semantics     Published Date: Aug 17, 2015
As the quantity and diversity of relevant data grows within and outside of the enterprise, business users and IT are struggling to extract maximum value from this data. Current approaches, including the rigid relational data warehouse and the unwieldy Hadoop-only Data Lake, are limited in their ability to provide users and IT with the answers they need with the proper governance and security required. Read this whitepaper to learn how The Anzo Smart Data Lake from Cambridge Semantics solves these problems by disrupting the way IT and business alike manage and analyze data at enterprise scale with unprecedented flexibility, insight and speed.
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Published By: Cambridge Semantics     Published Date: May 11, 2016
With the explosive growth of Big Data, IT professionals find their time and resources squeezed between managing increasingly large and diverse siloed data stores and increased user demands for timely, accurate data. The graph-based ANZO Smart Data Manager is built to relieve these burdens by automating the process of managing, cataloging and governing data at enterprise scale and security. Anzo Smart Data Manager allows companies to truly understand their data ecosystems and leverage the metadata within it.
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Published By: iCEDQ     Published Date: Feb 05, 2015
The demand for using data as an asset has grown to a level where data-centric applications are now the norm in enterprises. Yet data-centric applications fall short of user expectations at a high rate. Part of this is due to inadequate quality assurance. This in turn arises from trying to develop data-centric projects using the old paradigm of the SDLC, which came into existence during an age of process automation. SDLC does not fit with data-centric projects and cannot address the QA needs of these projects. Instead, a new approach is needed where analysts develop business rules to test atomic items of data quality. These rules have to be run in an automated fashion in a business rules engine. Additionally, QA has to be carried past the point of application implementation and support the running of the production environment.
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data, data management, data warehousing, data quality, etl testing, malcolm chisholm
    
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Published By: Expert System     Published Date: Mar 19, 2015
Establishing context and knowledge capture In today’s knowledge-infused world, it is vitally important for organizations of any size to deploy an intuitive knowledge platform that enables delivery of the right information at the right time, in a way that is useful and helpful. Semantic technology processes content for meaning, allowing for the ability to understand words in context: it allows for better content processing and interpretation, therefore enabling content organization and navigation, which in turn increases findability.
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enterprise data management, unstructured data, semantic technology, expert system
    
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Published By: Ted Hills     Published Date: Jul 02, 2015
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. Furthermore, E-R notation has some limitations even for SQL database design. This article shows how a new notation, the Conceptual and Objective Modeling (COM) notation, is able to represent NOSQL designs that are beyond the reach of E-R notation. At the end, it gives a peek into the tutorial workshop to be given at the 2015 NOSQL Conference in San Jose, CA, US, in August, which will provide opportunities to apply COM notation to practical problems.
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nosql, sql, data modeling, data model, er modeling, entity relationship, database, relational, dbms, schema-less, xml, conceptual, logical, physical
    
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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: Ontotext     Published Date: Dec 21, 2015
Learn how semantic technologies make any content intelligent and turn it into revenue for your publishing business There is a smarter, cost-effective way for publishers to create, maintain and reuse content assets with higher accuracy. It is called dynamic semantic publishing. Putting Semantic Technologies at Work for the Publishing Industry An efficient blend of semantic technologies, dynamic semantic publishing enables powerful experiences when it comes to publishers’ main stock of trade: processing and representing information.
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Published By: Semarchy     Published Date: Feb 12, 2018
This whitepaper covers a recently completed a ground-breaking industry wide survey of executives, architects, and business stakeholders from data-driven organizations by Enterprise Management Research in order to explore the growing role of the CDO, and to explore the various data management maturity levels of enterprise companies. This whitepaper explains how industry visionaries use data as an asset, and discusses the growing importance of data governance leadership. Additionally, it creates a data management maturity index to show how various companies match-up in their data management vision and capabilities. Finally, the whitepaper covers the top data-focused applications used and their average implementation timelines.
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