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Published By: DATAVERSITY     Published Date: Nov 05, 2014
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. The Chief Data Officer (CDO) is the newest member of the executive suite in many organizations worldwide. Their task is to develop and implement the strategies needed to harness the value of an enterprise’s data, while working alongside the CEO, CIO, CTO, and other executives. They are the vital “data” bridge between business and IT. This paper is sponsored by: Paxata and CA Technologies
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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: Tamr, Inc.     Published Date: Feb 08, 2019
Traditional data management practices, such as master data management (MDM), have been around for decades – as have the approaches vendors take in developing these capabilities. And they were well-equipped for the problem at hand: managing data at modest size and complexity. However, as enterprises mature and start to view their data assets as a source of competitive advantage, new methods to managing enterprise data become desirable. Enterprises now need approaches to data management that can solve critical issues around speed and scale in an increasingly complex data environment. This paper explores how data curation technology can be used to solve data mastering challenges at scale.
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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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data, data management, data governance, data steward, dataversity, research paper
    
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Published By: DATAVERSITY     Published Date: Nov 11, 2013
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. This paper is sponsored by: HP, Vertica, Denodo, Embarcadero and CA Technologies.
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information architecture, data architecture, white paper, mdm, master data management, data, data management, enterprise information management, enterprise data management, data virtualization, metadata, data modeling, research paper, survey, data integration
    
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Published By: DATAVERSITY     Published Date: Dec 27, 2013
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. Database engineers have puzzled out how to get non-relational systems to work within an environment that demands high availability, scalability, with differing levels of recovery and partition tolerance. BASE is still a leading innovation that is wedded to the NoSQL model, and the evolution of both together is harmonious. But that doesn’t mean they always have to be in partnership; there are several options. So while the opening anecdote is true in many cases, organizations that need more diverse possibilities can move into the commercial arena and get the specific option that works best for them. This paper is sponsored by: MarkLogic.
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nosql, database, acid v base, white paper
    
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Published By: CA Technologies     Published Date: Oct 22, 2015
As the interest in managing information and enforcing corporate data management policies increases, data governance programs to manage data sets are becoming more and more vital to the business operation. However, in this rush for data governance programs, sometimes the true utility and importance of metadata can be missed. In this white paper, David Loshin of Knowledge Integrity, Inc. discusses the importance of data governance and the role of metadata management as a way to empower data governance and enforce data policies.
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white paper, metadata, data management, data modeling, david loshin, data governance, data governance strategy
    
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Published By: Trillium Software     Published Date: Dec 17, 2015
Digital business and disruptive technologies continue to fuel solid growth in the data quality tools market, alongside traditional cost reduction and process optimization efforts. This Magic Quadrant will help CIOs, chief data officers and information leaders find the best vendor for their needs.
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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: May 25, 2014
Deconstructing NoSQL: Analysis of a 2013 Survey on the Use, Production, and Assessment of NoSQL Technologies in the Enterprise This report examines the non-relational database environment from the viewpoints of those within the industry–whether current or future adopters, consultants, developers, business analysts, vendors, or others. This paper is sponsored by: MarkLogic, Cloudant and Neo4j.
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research paper, analysis, nosql, database, nosql database, white paper, nosql white paper
    
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Published By: Couchbase     Published Date: Jul 15, 2013
NoSQL database technology is increasingly chosen as viable alternative to relational databases, particularly for interactive web applications. Developers accustomed to the RDBMS structure and data models need to change their approach when transitioning to NoSQL. Download this white paper to learn about the main challenges that motivates the need for NoSQL, the differences between relational databases and distributed document-oriented databases, the key steps to perform document modeling in NoSQL databases, and how to handle concurrency, scaling and multiple-place updates in a non-relational database.
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white paper, database, nosql, couchbase
    
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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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database, nosql, data, data management, white paper, why nosql, couchbase
    
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Published By: Embarcadero     Published Date: Apr 29, 2015
Everything about data has changed, but that only means that data models are even more essential to understanding that data so that businesses can know what it means. As development methodologies change to incorporate Agile workflows, data architects must adapt to ensure models stay relevant and accurate. This whitepaper describes key requirements for Agile data modeling and shows how ER/Studio supports this methodology.
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data, data management, data modeling, agile, agile data modeling, it management
    
Embarcadero
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
    
MarkLogic
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: Apr 24, 2013
Using ERwin Data Modeler & Microsoft SQL Azure to Move Data to the Cloud within the DaaS Lifecycle by Nuccio Piscopo Cloud computing is one of the major growth areas in the world of IT. This article provides an analysis of how to apply the DaaS (Database as a Service) lifecycle working with ERwin and the SQL Azure platform. It should help enterprises to obtain the benefits of DaaS and take advantage of its potential for improvement and transformation of data models in the Cloud. The use case introduced identifies key actions, requirements and practices that can support activities to help formulate a plan for successfully moving data to the Cloud.
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CA Technologies
Published By: CA Technologies     Published Date: Apr 24, 2013
This white paper by industry expert Alec Sharp illustrates these points and provides specific guidelines and techniques for a business-oriented approach to data modeling. Examples demonstrate how business professionals.
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white paper, ca technologies, erwin, data, data management, data modeling, dataversity
    
CA Technologies
Published By: CA Technologies     Published Date: Dec 03, 2015
This 2nd paper in a 3-part series by David Loshin explores some challenges in bootstrapping a data governance program, and then considers key methods for using metadata to establish the starting point for data governance. The paper will focus on how metadata management facilitates progress along three facets of the data governance program including assessment, collaboration and operationalization.
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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: MapR Technologies     Published Date: Mar 29, 2016
Add Big Data Technologies to Get More Value from Your Stack Taking advantage of big data starts with understanding how to optimize and augment your existing infrastructure. Relational databases have endured for a reason – they fit well with the types of data that organizations use to run their business. These types of data in business applications such as ERP, CRM, EPM, etc., are not fundamentally changing, which suggests that relational databases will continue to play a foundational role in enterprise architectures for the foreseeable future. One area where emerging technologies can complement relational database technologies is big data. With the rapidly growing volumes of data, along with the many new sources of data, organizations look for ways to relieve pressure from their existing systems. That’s where Hadoop and NoSQL come in.
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MapR Technologies
Published By: MapR Technologies     Published Date: Aug 01, 2018
How do you get a machine learning system to deliver value from big data? Turns out that 90% of the effort required for success in machine learning is not the algorithm or the model or the learning - it's the logistics. Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman identify what matters in machine learning logistics, what challenges arise, especially in a production setting, and they introduce an innovative solution: the rendezvous architecture. This new design for model management is based on a streaming approach in a microservices style. Rendezvous addresses the need to preserve and share raw data, to do effective model-to-model comparisons and to have new models on standby, ready for a hot hand-off when a production model needs to be replaced.
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MapR Technologies
Published By: MapR Technologies     Published Date: Aug 04, 2018
Legacy infrastructures simply cannot handle the workloads or power the applications that will drive business decisively forward in the years ahead. New infrastructure, new thinking and new approaches are in the offing, all driven by the mantra 'transform or die.' This book is meant for IT architects; developers and development managers; platform architects; cloud specialists; and big data specialists. For you, the goal is to help create a sense of urgency you can present to your CXOs and others whose buy-in is needed to make essential infrastructure investments along the journey to digital transformation.
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