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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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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Data stewardship and the benefits of employee retention

Like most Americans (who hold an average of 11 jobs over the duration of their careers), I’ve worked for a variety of companies. Some were employee-friendly, while others, to put it kindly, thought of employees as a means to an end.  I was thinking about all those jobs today as we found […]

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When senior executives know what “metadata” means…

“We’ll know that data has finally made it as the second most valuable asset in our company when all senior executives understand what 'metadata' means." This was an absolutely wonderful quote from a senior leader at a large insurance company with accountability for an enterprise data management initiative. (Even better, […]

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