Data quality on Hadoop: The easy way

Bigger doesn’t always mean better. And that’s often the case with big data. Your data quality (DQ) problem – no denial, please – often only magnifies when you get bigger data sets. Having more unstructured data adds another level of complexity. The need for data quality on Hadoop is shown by user [...]

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What Zappos' bold moves teach us about data governance

.@philsimon on whether companies should apply some radical tactics to DG.






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Struggling with data governance alignment? Look to history.

If your organization is large enough, it probably has multiple data-related initiatives going on at any given time. Perhaps a new data warehouse is planned, an ERP upgrade is imminent or a data quality project is underway. Whatever the initiative, it may raise questions around data governance – closely followed by discussions about the [...]

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Can ESP bridge the data quality gap?

As consumers, the quality of our day is all too often governed by the outcome of computed events. My recent online shopping experience was a great example of how computed events can transpire to make (or break) a relaxing event. We had ordered grocery delivery with a new service provider. Our existing provider [...]

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Data management for analysis – Feeding the analytical monster more than once

(Otherwise known as Truncate – Load – Analyze – Repeat!) After you’ve prepared data for analysis and then analyzed it, how do you complete this process again?  And again? And again? Most analytical applications are created to truncate the prior data, load new data for analysis, analyze it and repeat [...]

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Hadoop and big data management: How does it fit in the enterprise?

The other day, I was looking at an enterprise architecture diagram, and it actually showed a connection between the marketing database, the Hadoop server and the data warehouse.  My response can be summed up in two ways. First, I was amazed! Second, I was very interested on how this customer uses [...]

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SAS MDM new release brings harmony to big data discord

I've been in many bands over the years- from rock to jazz to orchestra - and each brings with it a different maturity, skill level, attitude, and challenge. Rock is arguably the easiest (and the most fun!) to play, as it involves the least members, lowest skill level, a goodly amount of drama, and the [...]

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Stability and predictability: The alternative selling points for your data quality vision?

One thing that always puzzled me when starting out with data quality management was just how difficult it was to obtain management buy-in. I've spoken before on this blog of the times I've witnessed considerable financial losses attributed to poor quality met with a shrug of management shoulders in terms [...]

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Finding the signal in the analytics noise

.@philsimon looks under the hood of 'analytics.'






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