Recognizing the Data Gaps in Your Business and Filling Them Effectively

Posted by Chloe Olewitz on Feb 17, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Think back to your favorite adventure movie. There’s probably a canonized moment that shows the intrepid hero leading his troupe through the forest or jungle, searching for a bridge that will guide them all across the smoky abyss to safety. You’ve seen it before, right? And of course, when they do come across the bridge, they find it worn away, that there are huge gaps, or it’s completely destroyed so there’s no way to get to the other side of the canyon. That spells trouble.

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Topics: Data Governance, big data, metadata management, data alignment, data management, data lakes

Do I Really Need A Metadata Management System?

Posted by Chloe Olewitz on Feb 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM

There’s no question that metadata management is important as a practice, but it’s not always obvious to see why it’s immediately crucial for your business in particular. Big data is an ever-increasing industry, and as we progress further and further into these technological times, big data is growing exponentially in both sheer size and business importance. And in companies and organizations that deal in huge quantities of data, learning how to process, analyze, and use that data effectively is an ability that is founded primarily on metadata management.

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Topics: Data Governance, metadata management solutions, big data, metadata management, irish metadata management company, data alignment, benefits of metadata management, business ontology, why you need metadata management

Maintaining Order In Your Data Governance With A Metadata Management Solution

Posted by Chloe Olewitz on Jan 26, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Order and organization have become buzzwords thanks to today’s trend towards minimalism. There’s “the life-changing magic of cleaning up,” entire websites dedicated to bringing a minimalist mindset to every area of life, with tips, tricks and articles galore full of instructions on how to de-clutter your house, your office, even your car. It may seem to be a bit much, but even the most disorganized among us can admit that creating order out of chaos makes an immeasurable difference to effectiveness, productivity, and general wellbeing.

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Topics: Data Governance, metadata management solutions, big data, metadata management, data management, managing your data lake, benefits of metadata management, create order in your data

To Be, Or Not To Be: Shakespeare, Big Data, and the Metadata Management Solution

Posted by Brendan Cannon on Nov 1, 2016 9:05:00 AM

You may have seen in the news that 17 plays attributed to William Shakespeare were discovered to have been written in collaboration with other playwrights. Long a source of debate, the (co-)authorship of Shakespeare’s plays has until now been uncertain, but with the use of big data, scholars have been able to piece together the puzzle and come up with some very interesting new insights.

To make a long story short, reputed rival Christopher Marlowe co-penned the Henry VI trilogy, while Thomas Middleton adapted All’s Well That Ends Well. That’s all very well, you might say, but how does it relate to big data, and finding an effective way to manage that data for my business?

Here’s where it gets interesting. Information has been around for centuries regarding the authorship of these plays, but it was only with the emergence of big data that scholars could prove it was reliable. They used an extensive data catalog that enabled precise comparisons of different authors. Locating, collating, cross-referencing and assessing the data they now had regarding terms, language and idiolect, they were able to determine that more than one author was involved. The result, exciting new insights.

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Topics: Metadata, metadata manaement, big data, metadata management system, data lakes

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