Category Archives: Big Data

Gaining Value from Analytics

Data volume and higher transaction velocities associated with modern applications are driving change into organizations across all industries. This is happening for a number of reasons. Customer and end user expectations for interacting with computerize systems has changed. And technology … Continue reading

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Data Summit: A Trip Report

Last week I had the pleasure of attending, and speaking at, the annual Data Summit event in New York City. The event, sponsored by Database Trends & Applications, boasted knowledge-packed days of presentations on all things data. Day one started … Continue reading

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Inside the Data Reading Room – New Year 2016 Edition

Regular readers of my blog know that I periodically take the time to review recent data-related books that I have been reading. This post is one of those blogs! Today, I will take a quick look at several books that … Continue reading

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My New Series of Articles on Data Warehouse at TechTarget

Just a short post today to alert you to a new series of articles that I am writing on data warehouse platforms for the SearchDataManagement portal at TechTarget. I will be writing four articles discussing data warehousing architecture, platforms, products, … Continue reading

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The Surprising Things You Don’t Know About Big Data

  I found this infographic to be informative and entertaining, so I’m sharing it here for the readers of my blog. Let me know what you think… should I post more things like this in the future? You can also … Continue reading

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Models Should Form the Basis of Database and Application Development

One of the biggest challenges facing today’s organizations is ensuring the right information reaches the right people so data is used appropriately and accurately. In the age of Big Data and analytics, there is even more data being churned out … Continue reading

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Take a Big Data and Cloud Computing Quiz

Are you concerned about new technology and industry hype rendering your experience obsolete? Are memes like Big Data and Cloud Computing confusing to you… or are you comfortable that you know what you need to know? Why not take a … Continue reading

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On Data Growth

Businesses today are gathering and storing more data than ever before. We are said to be living in the “information age,” and data is the capital of the new economy. With this explosion in the amount of data being stored, … Continue reading

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Inside the Data Reading Room – Thanksgiving 2013 Edition

Welcome faithful reader to the latest edition of Inside the Data Reading Room. Long-time readers of this blog know that Inside the Data Reading Room is a semi-regular feature of this blog with the goal of introducing and reviewing new and classic books on … Continue reading

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