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About Big Data


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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

Data, Data Everywhere: A Special Report on Managing Information


The quantity of information in the world is soaring. Merely keeping up with, and storing new information is difficult enough. Analyzing it, to spot patterns and extract useful information, is harder still. Even so, this data deluge has great potential for good—as long as consumers, companies, and governments make the right choices about when to restrict the flow of data, and when to encourage it. Find out more.

technical data about  to run into bureaucratic, technical and ethical problems. Online advertising is already far more accurately targeted than the offline sort, but there is scope for even greater personalisation. Advertisers would then be willing to pay more, which would in turn mean that consumers prepared to opt into such things could be offered a richer and broader range of free online services. And governments are belatedly coming around to the idea of putting more information—such as crime figures, maps, details of Read More

Four Critical Success Factors to Cleansing Data


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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 Data Warehousing and Big Data: Interview with Roger Gaskell, CTO of Kognitio


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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

Fundamentals of Managing the Data Center Life Cycle for Owners


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Overall Approach to Data Quality ROI


Data quality is an elusive subject that can defy measurement and yet be critical enough to derail any single IT project, strategic initiative, or even a company. Of the many benefits that can accrue from improving the data quality of an organization, companies must choose which to measure and how to get the return on investment (ROI)—in hard dollars. Read this paper to garner an overall approach to data quality ROI.

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Data Center Projects: Advantages of Using a Reference Design


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