SAS Master Data Management: a smarter approach to a unified view

Sometimes you have to get small to win big. SAS Data Management breaks solution capabilities into smaller chunks – and deploys services as needed – to help customers reduce their total cost of ownership. SAS Master Data Management (MDM) is also a pioneer in "phased MDM." It's built on top of a data […]

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CIOs, business-IT collaboration and the journey from information to influence

Cats and dogs. Hatfields and McCoys. Business and IT. Sometimes you just need a couple of names. Great rivalries need no further explanation. At SAS Executive Conference 2014, Jill Dyché, vice president of best practices at SAS, led a panel exploring the way that business leaders and their IT counterparts […]

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The psych to silo and the right to copy

In my three previous posts, I pondered whether unlimited data could limit data silos (i.e., whether offering users the enterprise data management equivalent of unlimited data streaming could curb their enthusiasm for creating data silos), or if streaming past the limits of unlimited data could create more data silos if users became frustrated with the practical […]

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Syncing versus streaming

In my two previous posts, I pondered whether unlimited data could limit data silos (i.e., whether offering users the enterprise data management equivalent of unlimited data streaming could curb their enthusiasm for creating data silos) or if streaming past the limits of unlimited data could create more data silos if users […]

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Streaming past the limits of unlimited data

My previous post pondered whether unlimited data could limit data silos, which was inspired by an extended disruption in the internet service provided by my local cable company. This provided me the opportunity to see just how unlimited the unlimited data plan on my smartphone really was. Ironically, shortly after my […]

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Could unlimited data limit data silos?

Some strong storms recently caused an extended disruption in the internet service provided by my local cable company, which gave me an opportunity to test the reliability of my smartphone's mobile broadband connectivity as well as see just how unlimited my unlimited data plan really is. After successfully passing both aspects of […]

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SAS Federation Server, data virtualization and the logical data warehouse

Lately, there's been lots of buzz around the logical data warehouse (LDW). In fact, Gartner is hearing LDW mentions as part of data warehouse (DW) inquiries almost 20% of the time and considers it a "megatrend." The definition usually includes some use of data virtualization or data federation capabilities to complement […]

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20 encounters of the information management kind – highly summarized data warehouse tables vs. detailed records

Design of the data warehouse for staging, the lowest level of granularity (history), and the data marts has to be tuned based on how these levels are used. Let’s evaluate some characteristics about each level. STAGING – Staging areas are used as a place to land data for propagation and integration […]

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MDM Foundations: Tactics and strategy that span data quality, MDM and data governance

In my previous post, I talked about planning your MDM initiative and the importance of data quality and data governance to the effort. Today, we're going to drill in a bit into Master Data Management Foundations, a SAS offering unique in the marketplace that serves as a bridge between data […]

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Big data management precision, pace and partnerships: Cloudera Impala, Hadoop and Teradata

The "internet of things" is the latest buzzword characterizing the machine-generated big data that has outstripped our ability to derive value from it. Think of UPS delivering 16 million packages every day through various hubs and all the logistics and decisioning that goes into that. But how does an organization […]

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