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About Big Data


There may not be a consensus with respect to just how big "big data" is, but not many people will disagree that managing these huge amounts of data represents a challenge. TEC research analyst Jorge Garcia discusses the key issues surrounding big data, the different ways to manage it, and the major vendors offering big data solutions.

technical data about  data solution provides the technical means to perform operations with high volumes of data in a short period of time, with the ability to treat various types of data from disparate sources. Why the Hype? One of the main triggers for the design of new applications and technologies is the inability of common BI deployments to manage both structured and unstructured content. The data extraction process can be especially difficult with large amounts of information. These new tools are changing the Read More

Six Misconceptions about Data Migration


A truly successful data migration project involves not only an understanding of how to migrate the data from a technical standpoint, but an understanding of how that data will be used and its importance to the operation of the enterprise.

technical data about  staff possesses all the technical skills or that it has the workload capacity to handle data migration. Taking into consideration the skill set and workload of existing IT staff—keeping in mind that the team likely still needs to support the legacy system during implementation—may prevent bottlenecks that could delay project completion. Misconception # 3—Data migration is one of the last steps taken before you go live with the new system. Often it is assumed that because a company needs the most Read More

Captured by Data


The benefits case for enterprise asset management (EAM) has been used to justify huge sums in EAM investment. But to understand this reasoning, it is necessary to explore how asset data can be used to further the aims of maintenance.

technical data about  Maintenance , Springfield: National Technical Information Service, US Department of Commerce) Critical failures are, by their very nature, serious. When they occur they are often designed out, or a replacement asset is installed, or some other initiative is put in place to ensure that they don''t recur. As a result, the volume of data available for analysis is often small, and therefore the ability of statistical analysis to deliver results within a high level of confidence is questionable at best. This Read More

Four Critical Success Factors to Cleansing Data


Quality data in the supply chain is essential in when information is automated and shared with internal and external customers. Dirty data is a huge impediment to businesses. In this article, learn about the four critical success factors to clean data: 1- scope, 2- team, 3- process, and 4- technology.

technical data about  rule to greater team Technical BA assigned Data Cleansed per business rule Integrity reports written, tested and moved to production Data Owners trained in daily maintenance of report The process takes about 6 weeks for each field to move from analysis to production support. This means at any given time 1 Senior Functional BA will have 12 to 18 fields opened at a time. Duration planning - If you have 50 fields to cleanse then you are looking at a 3 to 4 month effort, but if you have 200 fields to cleanse Read More

Thinking Radically about Unstructured Data: Interview with Ron Carrière, CEO of Cirilab


Being able to manage unstructured text is no longer a “nice to have,” as companies and individual users alike have to deal with increasing amounts of unstructured text, work with it, and gain knowledge by interpreting it. Cirilab is a company that provides software products to search, retrieve, and categorize information from unstructured text sources. Read this interesting interview with Ron

technical data about  in senior positions at technical and management levels in public and private organizations. He has extensive hands-on experience in hi-tech start-up companies. He was founding CEO of ACDS Graphic Systems Inc. from 1983 to 1988, where he led a multimillion dollar Initial Public Offering (IPO) and stewarded ACDS software to revenue in excess of $20 million (USD) before his departure. In 1990, he founded Nucor Hyper Technologies Inc. and in 1995 Le Centre International de Recherche en Infographie, and was Read More

Microsoft Goes Their Own Way with Data Warehousing Alliance 2000


Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced that 47 applications and tools from 39 vendors throughout the industry have qualified for Microsoft« Data Warehousing Alliance 2000. Alliance members and partners are committed to delivering tools and applications based on the Microsoft Data Warehousing Framework 2000, an open architecture based on the open standards and services built into the Windows« 2000 operating system, Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Office 2000.

technical data about  Goes Their Own Way with Data Warehousing Alliance 2000 Event Summary REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced that 47 applications and tools from 39 top vendors throughout the industry have qualified for Microsoft Data Warehousing Alliance 2000. Alliance members and partners are committed to delivering tools and applications based on the Microsoft Data Warehousing Framework 2000, an open architecture for building business intelligence and analytical a Read More

Securing Data in the Cloud


When considering adopting cloud computing or software-as-a-service (SaaS), a question most potential customers ask vendors is “How secure will our data be in your hands?” Customers are right to ask this question and should closely examine any vendor’s security credentials as part of their cloud/SaaS evaluations. This document is intended to give a broad overview of one vendor’s security policies, processes, and practices.

technical data about  Data in the Cloud When considering adopting cloud computing or software-as-a-service (SaaS), a question most potential customers ask vendors is “How secure will our data be in your hands?” Customers are right to ask this question and should closely examine any vendor’s security credentials as part of their cloud/SaaS evaluations. This document is intended to give a broad overview of one vendor’s security policies, processes, and practices. Read More

The Teradata Database and the Intelligent Expansion of the Data Warehouse


In 2002 Teradata launched the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse, becoming a key player in the data warehouse and business intelligence scene, a role that Teradata has maintained until now. Teradata mixes rigorous business and technical discipline with well-thought-out innovation in order to enable organizations to expand their analytical platforms and evolve their data initiatives. In this report TEC Senior BI analyst Jorge Garcia looks at the Teradata Data Warehouse in detail, including functionality, distinguishing characteristics, and Teradata's role in the competitive data warehouse space.

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Data Loss Prevention Best Practices: Managing Sensitive Data in the Enterprise


While a great deal of attention has been given to protecting companies’ electronic assets from outside threats, organizations must now turn their attention to an equally dangerous situation: data loss from the inside. Given today’s strict regulatory standards, data loss prevention (DLP) has become one of the most critical issues facing executives. Fortunately, effective technical solutions are now available that can help.

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Data Blending for Dummies


Data analysts support their organization’s decision makers by providing timely key information and answers to key business questions. Data analysts strive to use the best and most complete information possible, but as data increases over time, so does the time required to identify and combine all data sources that might be relevant.

Data blending allows data analysts a way to access data from all data sources, including big data, the cloud, social media sources, third-party data providers, department data stores, in-house databases, and more, and become faster at delivering better information and results to their organizations. In the past, the challenge for data analysts has been accessing this data and cleansing and preparing the data for analysis. The access, cleansing, and preparing data stages are complex and time intensive. These days, however, software tools can help reduce the burden of data preparation, and turn data blending into an asset.

Read this e-book to understand why data blending is important, and learn how combining data means that you can get answers to your business questions and better meet your business needs. Also learn how to identify what features to look for in data blending software solutions, and how to successfully deploy these tools within your business. Data Blending for Dummies breaks the subject down into digestible sections, from understanding data blending to using data blending in the real world. Read on to discover how data blending can help your organization use its data sources to the utmost.

technical data about  Blending for Dummies Data analysts support their organization’s decision makers by providing timely key information and answers to key business questions. Data analysts strive to use the best and most complete information possible, but as data increases over time, so does the time required to identify and combine all data sources that might be relevant. Data blending allows data analysts a way to access data from all data sources, including big data, the cloud, social media sources, third-party data Read More

Analytics and Big Data for the Mid-Market


Midsize companies increasingly have to grapple with big data, but determining which solutions among all the options will best help extract business value from their data is challenging. This report focused on 69 mid-market organizations, offers guidance to these smaller companies on how they might narrow the options by revealing which technology enablers are prevalent in the mid-market, investigating which features are most used by top performing companies, and showing how these solutions provide tangible benefits to line-of-business operations.

technical data about  and Big Data for the Mid-Market Midsize companies increasingly have to grapple with big data, but determining which solutions among all the options will best help extract business value from their data is challenging. This report focused on 69 mid-market organizations, offers guidance to these smaller companies on how they might narrow the options by revealing which technology enablers are prevalent in the mid-market, investigating which features are most used by top performing companies, and Read More

Master Data Management and Accurate Data Matching


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technical data about  Data Management and Accurate Data Matching Have you ever received a call from your existing long-distance phone company asking you to switch to its service and wondered why they are calling? Chances are the integrity of its data is so poor that the company has no idea who many of its customers are. The fact is, many businesses suffer from this same problem. The solution: implement a master data management (MDM) system that uses an accurate data matching process. Read More

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The Evolution of a Real-time Data Warehouse


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technical data about  is generated. Despite the technical difficulties of implementing a true real-time data warehouse, there are some advantages. It shortens information delivery times. It improves integration throughout the organization. It eases the analysis of future trends. Basic Principles to Consider With the growing popularity and increasing implementation of real-time data warehouses, it is important to consider some basic principles when considering a real-time data warehouse implementation. Data on Time, at the Read More

The Fast Path to Big Data


Today, most people acknowledge that big data is more than a fad and is a proven model for leveraging existing information sources to make smarter, more immediate decisions that result in better business outcomes. Big data has already been put in use by companies across vertical market segments to improve top- and bottom-line performance. As unstructured data becomes a pervasive source of business intelligence, big data will continue to play a more strategic role in enterprise information technology (IT). Companies that recognize this reality—and that act on it in a technologically, operationally, and economically optimized way—will gain sustainable competitive advantages.

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