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Aug 6 Webinar: Relational to NoSQL Migration

DATE: August 6, 2020 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees This webinar is sponsored by: About the Webinar Join Principal Strategy Architect Ankit Patel to discuss the digital modernization journey many enterprises have taken from relational to NoSQL databases. In this webinar, we…

Aug 11 DataEd Webinar: Expressing Data Improvements as Business Outcomes

DATE: August 11, 2020 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar Join us and learn how you can better align your Data Management projects with business objectives to justify funding and gain management approval. Failure to successfully monetize Data Management investments…

Latest Blogs by Industry Experts

Investing in Analytics for the Decade Ahead

Click to learn more about author Sri Raghavan.   In our new reality of hyper-disruption, rapid innovation, and evolving consumer expectations, it’s imperative that companies invest in data and analytics to stay competitive as data-driven decisions become the new normal. Furthermore, advanced, automated technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, the cloud, and 5G continue to emerge and evolve, disrupting traditional business models while swiftly reshaping the business landscape.…

The Changing Face of IT

Click to learn more about author Leon Adato. Five years ago, IT was a completely different ball game — or at least our perception of it was. To the naked eye, it may not look like a serious transformation. But the way people view IT has undergone tremendous change, especially in the enterprise. Back then, almost everything was hosted on-premises, and the scope of what IT teams were responsible for was…

Two Steps to Celebrating (and Surviving) the Two-Year GDPR Anniversary

Click to learn more about author Kyle McNabb. The two-year anniversary of the GDPR came and went in May, and for most companies, it was a gentle reminder of the state of their compliance. Did they reach it in 2018? Have they been able to maintain it after meeting the deadline? Did they fail to meet the deadline, and are they still struggling to comply today? The GDPR changed the…

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What is a Data Architect?

A data architect provides clear specifications, models, and definitions, translating a business’ Data Strategy…

What is Data Architecture?

According to the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK), Data Architecture “includes specifications used to describe…

What is Data Modeling?

Data Modeling refers to the practice of documenting software and business system design. The…

What is Metadata?

Metadata is information about the data collected. According to the Data Management Body of…

Most Recent Articles

Metadata Repository Basics: From Database to Data Architecture

Companies use a metadata repository to store and share information about data or metadata. Metadata repositories, once thought limited to databases or diagrams, have evolved sophisticated Data Architectures, driving businesses to transform the marketplace digitally. Take the New South Wales (NSW) government’s Spatial Digital Twin, which went live in February 2020. NSW, an Australian state containing Sydney, envisioned a more efficient and better state infrastructure, including “major hospital upgrades.” In…

Evaluating Enterprise Data Literacy

Any organization that aims toward complete digital transformation must move toward Enterprise Data Literacy. So, what exactly is Data Literacy? Kasey Panetta, Gartner’s brand content manager, defines Data Literacy as: “The ability to read, write and communicate data in context, including an understanding of data sources and constructs, analytical methods and techniques applied — and the ability to describe the use case, application and resulting value.” According to the Gartner…

Data Governance and Data Stewardship Drive Successful Glossaries and Dictionaries

It would be any data manager’s nightmare to run meetings that create pedantic and irrelevant business glossaries or data dictionaries, which eventually gather cyber dust. However, skipping over building and maintaining a good business glossary or data dictionary risks convoluted meanings, confusing communications, and business failures. What should a company do? Robert S. Seiner (Bob), President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services, and publisher of The Data Administration…

So You Want to be a Data Governance Specialist?

A Data Governance Specialist is responsible for deploying and enforcing policies and procedures that ensure data is used and maintained properly. Some organizations confuse the title “Data Governance (DG) Specialist” with the title “Data Governance Manager.” The DG Specialist is not a member of upper level management and does not dictate policy. This person, however, must still have good communication skills, as they may be asked for feedback by managers,…

How Does Data Management Drive Efficiency for Organizations?

Data-driven analytics continue to deliver sophisticated solutions for manufacturing efficiency, early disease detection, and smart capabilities building in workplaces. Thus, industry operators and leaders continue raise their expectations and demands from data technologies with every passing year. Looking Behind the Curtain: What Really Drives Value from Data reveals some insights that global managers can learn from. Brent Gleeson of Forbes, who regularly contributes about organizational excellence, warns that in spite…

Databases vs. Hadoop vs. Cloud Storage

How can an organization thrive in the 2020s, a changing and confusing time with significant Data Management demands and platform options such as data warehouses, Hadoop, and the cloud? Trying to save money by bandaging and using the same old Data Architecture ends up pushing data uphill, making it harder to use. Rethinking data usage, storage, and computation is a necessary step to get data back under control and in the best technical environments…

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