The Essential Tool for the Data Gold Rush

The Essential Tool for the Data Gold Rush

There is a common saying in entrepreneurial circles that goes, “During a gold rush, sell shovels.” The origin of this saying dates back to the California Gold Rush of the mid 1800s, in which thousands of gold prospectors across the…

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Successful Cloud Migrations Made Easy

Successful Cloud Migrations Made Easy

One of the most common trends in data strategy is moving to the cloud. More recently, we have been hearing companies say that they’re moving “everything” to the cloud. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, because some data, or…

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New Data Architectures are too Data-Store-Centric

New Data Architectures are too Data-Store-Centric

Too often the design of new data architectures is based on old principles: they are still very data-store-centric. They consist of many physical data stores in which data is stored repeatedly and redundantly. Over time, new types of data stores,…

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No Data Lineage? No Trust!

No Data Lineage? No Trust!

The awareness of what we know is not just a nice-to-have, but the very essence of knowledge itself. Knowledge does not exist by acts of faith; it requires transparency, trust, and communicability. “Knowing something” means knowing the entire path that…

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Data Virtualization is the CDO’s Best Friend

Data Virtualization is the CDO’s Best Friend

According to CIO magazine, the first chief data officer (CDO) was employed at Capital One in 2002,  and since then the role has become widespread, driven by the recent explosion of big data. The CDO role has a variety of…

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