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Big Data is Not Just Hadoop

Hybrid Solutions will Solve our Big Data Problems for Years to Come When I talk to the people on the front line of big data, I notice that the most common use case of big data is to provide visualization and analytics across the types of data...

Posted November 11, 2013    

Top Four Reasons Financial Services Companies Need Solid Data Governance

Image licensed from iStockPhotoIn working with clients in the financial services business, I’ve noticed that there is a common set of reasons why they adopt data governance.  When it comes down to proving value of data management, it’s all...

Posted January 21, 2013    

Big Data After the Hype

Total Data ManagementThis year, I’ve been following the meteoric rise of big data. It has been a boon for vendors who are venturing into this area.  It has produced countless start-ups and much buzz in the data management world. However, when...

Posted January 7, 2013    

Big Data, Good and Evil

As I get involved more and more in the world of Big Data, I find myself reflecting upon where it all will go.  Big Data could help us live better lives by solving crimes, predicting scientific outcomes, detecting  fraud and, of course,...

Posted August 10, 2012    

Naming your Data Management Project

   In my line of work, I get to see many requests for proposals and sometimes I am invited to take part when a project is progressing.  I may be one of the only people on earth who gets pleasure in companies improving their data...

Posted May 18, 2012    

Big Data Hype is an Opportunity for Data Management Pros

Big Data is a hot topic in the data management world. Recently, I’ve seen press and vendors describing it with the words crucial, tremendous opportunity, overcoming vexing challenges, and enabling technology.  With all the hoopla, management is...

Posted March 23, 2012    

Big Data, Enterprise Data and Discrete Data

Total Data Management The data management world is buzzing about big data.  Many are the number of blog posts articles and white papers covering this new area. Just about every data management vendor is scrambling to build tools to meet the...

Posted January 25, 2012    

What is Data Governance?

I recently did a quick movie for a Talend promotion to define data governance. It turns out that defining data governance is trickier than you think. Here, I examine the characteristics of data management initiative and how they define data...

Posted January 11, 2012    

The ‘Time’ Factor in Data Management

I've been thinking about how many ways time influences the data management world. When it comes to managing data, we think about improving processes, coercing the needs and desires of people and how technology comes to help us manage it all. However...

Posted December 8, 2011    

Top 10 Root Causes of Data Quality Problems: Part 4

Part 4 of 5: Data Flow In this continuing series, we're looking at root causes of data quality problems and the business processes you can put in place to solve them.  In part four, we examine some of the areas involving the pervasive nature of...

Posted August 30, 2011    

Top Ten Root Causes of Data Quality Problems: Part Three

Part 3 of 5: Secret Code and Corporate Evolution In this continuing series, we're looking at root causes of data quality problems and the business processes you can put in place to solve them.  In part three, we examine secret code and...

Posted August 29, 2011    

Top Ten Root Causes of Data Quality Problems: Part 2

Part 2 of 5: Renegades and Pirates In this continuing series, we're looking at root causes of data quality problems and the business processes you can put in place to solve them.  In part two, we examine IT renegades and corporate pirates as...

Posted August 25, 2011    

 

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