Data architecture is a formal description and mapping of the plan and structure of data assets used to support organizational goals. Components of data architecture include the databases, stores, and the integration by which data is defined, flows, is accessed and understood in current and future states for organizational purposes.

AnalysisPractical guidance to help you migrate from a relational database management system (RDBMS) schema structure to a big data platform (NoSQL database implementation).
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NewsDevOps will evolve from a niche to a mainstream strategy used by 25% of global 2000 organizations by 2016, according to a recent study.
NewsInformation management roles are changing fast. Evolution or apocalypse?
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BlogMy thoughts of the day involve reactions to two blog entries. The first is titled, “Data Scientists Must Also Be Research Methodology Scientists." The second is "SAS vs. R (vs. Python) – which tool should I learn?" Here's my take on both.
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Information Management's DM RadioInformation workers can rest assured of two things: 1) cloud is here to stay; 2) on-prem is here to stay. What this means is that hybrid architectures will dominate the future. How can you be ready? Register for this episode of DM Radio to find out.
Information Management NewsIT vendor management is quickly evolving as a formal discipline because enterprises are demanding more from vendors in order to deliver the value and innovation they need to achieve positive results, according to Gartner Inc.
BlogEven if one deploys the "latest and greatest" BI tools and best practices, the organization may not be getting any closer to the light at the end of the tunnel
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CommentaryRight now, the best BI solutions successfully balance the benefits that proven traditional processes offer with newer technologies that foster self-reliance and don’t drain valuable resources, energy or time.
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InterviewJohn Myers, research director for analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates, believes the Internet of Things is the shiny new toy of big data - and with good reason.
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Case StudyPhiladelphia Insurance reengineers its expert decision support system for greater accuracy.
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