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Lately I've been binge-watching a lot of police procedural television shows. The standard format for almost every episode is the same. It starts with the commission or discovery of a crime, followed by forensic investigation of the crime scene, analysis of the collected evidence, and interviews or interrogations with potential suspects. It ends […]
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Data virtualization simplifies increasingly complex data architectures Every few months, another vendor claims one environment will replace all others. We know better. What usually happens is an elongated state of coexistence between traditional technology and the newer, sometimes disruptive one. Eventually, one technology sinks into obsolescence, but it usually takes much longer than we expect. Think of […]
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Ever been stumped as you tried to find something in a huge, complex data environment that encompasses a hybrid of all types of internal and external data? It used to be that data systems were tactical, technically focused systems that provided point-to-point data access. In that era, it wasn’t so […]
It’s obvious that an enterprise data strategy involves data – but we sometimes disregard the fact that it should also involve metadata. Why? Because it’s key to unlocking the value of data. Metadata shows you what data is available and how people can use it. It also reveals which data […]
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I’ve faced the task of creating an integrated view of metadata across an enterprise, so I’m aware of the many hurdles it entails. First, metadata integration and analysis require you to access all the metadata sources available to you. But metadata comes in many different formats, and vendors often store […]
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I don’t know about you, but I'm asked every day where some type of data lives in our enterprise. I keep thinking that we have not done a good job of helping people learn to help themselves! A few things I have learned about corporate data assets are: The data […]
As a youngster in the 70s and 80s, Star Trek inspired my imagination and fostered a great love for science, technology and reading. (See the embedded Star Trek infographic for some interesting factoids – did you know that there were 28 crew member deaths by those wearing red shirts?) Captain Kirk and the […]
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Integrating big data into existing data management processes and programs has become something of a siren call for organizations on the odyssey to become 21st century data-driven enterprises. To help save some lost time, this post offers a few tips for successful big data integration. Collection is not integration Hadoop provides a cheap and […]
Now that another summer of 12-hour family road-trips to Maine and Ohio, pricey engineering and basketball camps for the kids, and beating the heat at the beach are over, I've taken a fresh look at what people are focused on with their data – and what SAS is providing in the data management space. […]
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