Take a Dive into the Data Lake
Many organizations have a serious interest in data lakes, at the moment, because of the business analytics and new data-driven practices that lakes promise. Yet, these organizations still aren’t quite ready to take a dive into a data lake. Whether they are unable to define standard structures, align and maintain business meanings, or create a governance strategy, these companies struggle to anticipate what truly lies beneath the surface of the data lake.
March 29, 2017
Creating Value with Unified Governance
Certainly, every business leader wants to have trusted, secure, consistent and usable information. But data volumes and systems complexity has been increasing for years and most organizations rarely prioritize data governance, so why care now? We’re at the brink of a perfect storm of unprecedented IT megatrends. The convergence of Cloud, Social, Mobile and Big Data foreshadows the upcoming tsunami of data ripe with potential business value. But it will also make the frustrating complexity of your traditional on-premises transactional data management challenges appear amazingly “manageable” in contrast.
March 30, 2017
Data Lakes: Purposes, Practices, Patterns, and Platforms
We’re experiencing a time of great change, as data evolves into greater diversity (more data types, sources, schema, and latencies) and as user organizations diversify the ways they use data for business value (via advanced analytics and data integrated across multiple analytic and operational applications). To capture new big data, to scale up burgeoning traditional data, and to leverage both fully, users are modernizing their portfolios of tools, platforms, best practices, and skills.
April 13, 2017
End Your Data Struggle: How to Seamlessly Analyze Disparate Data
Many organizations today are struggling to get value from their data and advanced analytics initiatives. The struggle begins with data diversity, as organizations are trying to support new apps, customer channels, sensors, and social media outlets. Each source may have its own data structure, quality, and container (in the form of files, documents, messages). The struggle is exacerbated by the exploding volume of data that must be captured, processed, stored, and delivered to the right users in a state that is fit for their own individual needs.
April 25, 2017