Data Governance: What’s in it for me?

The Problem  “How do I find mouse epithelial cell lines?” “I’m looking for a mus musculus prostate cell line—does anyone have one?”  “I need some CRL-2731, where is it?”  While scientists may recognize that these questions could all have the…

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Data Structured or Unstructured

Structured or Unstructured. No Problem

Anytime you hear the word data or big data, a constant stream of green numbers comes to your mind as in the movie, The Matrix. But there is more to data than that.  Data can be structured or unstructured. Multi-structured…

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The Real Mr. Data Virtualization, Rise!

One of the ways that you can tell that a concept or technology is gaining currency is that many people start interpreting or associating with it in their own way, sometimes in very, very different ways. Data virtualization is a…

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Leaving Behind Your Legacy Systems

I was on a recent visit to a major railroad and logistics company who is our customer. While at lunch with the chief IT architect discussing our ongoing project, he said with a twinkle in his eye:” I hope to…

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