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Graph Databases vs. Key-Value Databases

Graph databases and key-value databases have very different features and are used for accomplishing different tasks. Key-value databases are streamlined and fast, but are limited and not as flexible. Graph databases, on the other hand, are very flexible and great for research, but not terribly fast. Both typically use a non-relational foundation. The two key […]

Scaling the Analytics Team: Developing Key Roles

In an enterprise analytics team, different roles exist to fill different needs, and those needs must be met in order to be successful. Launching an analytics program doesn’t necessarily require a massive influx of personnel before producing usable insights from data, yet it’s important that critical roles are filled, whatever the size of the team. […]

Optimizing the Data Warehouse

The data warehouse, a relational database technology, makes all enterprise information actionable, and will continue to be prominent as a Data Architecture component. In the 2000s, a typical business would consolidate data from multiple relational databases, centralizing all this information through a data warehouse, and consequently streamlining business tasks. However, the business context has shifted […]

Understanding DataOps

DataOps (data operations) has its roots in the Agile philosophy. It relies heavily on automation, and focuses on improving the speed and accuracy of computer processing, including analytics, data access, integration, and quality control. DataOps started as a system of best practices, but has gradually matured to a fully functional approach for handling data analytics. […]

Data Virtualization Use Cases

Data virtualization, in a nutshell, utilizes data integration without replication. In this process, a single “virtual” data layer is created to provide data services to multiple users and applications at the same time. Why Data Virtualization Is a Necessity for Enterprises explains how data virtualization helps tackle data movement challenges by making a virtual dataset […]

The Future of Data Architecture

Anthony J. Algmin believes Data Architecture is moving from a time of chaos and tangles into something more clean and organized. Speaking at the DATAVERSITY® Data Architecture Online Conference, Algmin looked at past predictions, current hot topics, and predictions for the future. He is the Founder and CEO of Algmin Data Leadership. A Quick Look […]

Deep Learning and Analytics: What is the Intersection?

Emergent artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, especially the automated algorithms populating analytics platforms, are impacting and reshaping the world of business analytics. The underlying connections between traditional analytics processes and the disruptive technologies will make you cheer if you happen to be a data scientist or a business analyst — because your redefined role in the […]

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