Data Architecture

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.


There seems to be no end in sight when it comes to high demand for data professionals. But just how well an individual can cash in on that trend depends on their job experience, location, and acquired skills. This week we look at how all those factors impact the paycheck. Today we review the pay premiums being paid in 2016 for the top noncertified data skills.
Data professionals continue to be among the most in-demand in the job market, but what they earn -- or you should be paying -- depends on industry experience, location, technical skills, and contribution to the bottom line. This week we look at how data professionals can earn top dollar, depending on job focus, certifications earned, and skill concentrations. In part one we look at the top paying data certifications.
FeatureMany organizations have complete phase one of their data analytics initiatives – the implementation phase – and now want real actionable results, says Tim Rizzi of DataScience.
NewsSelf-service data preparation is one of the key components in an effective analytics strategy, the Bedford, MA-based firm noted in its announcement.
NewsWhile there’s immediate and increasing interest in evolving infrastructure to support distributed, scale-out databases and cloud databases, a lack of robust backup and recovery technologies hinders adoption.
Research firm Gartner has unveiled its picks for the Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms. Yesterday we looked at the top firms in the “Leaders” and “Challengers” quadrants. Today we examine the “Visionaries” and “Niche Players”.
This week research firm Gartner released its highly-anticipated Magic Quadrant study, which evaluates the top firms and products in data analytics and business intelligence. In this two-part series, we look at the firms making the ‘Leader’ and ‘Visionary’ categories.
BlogEmployers across the country and across industries continue to find the hiring environment for technical positions to be challenging, and data positions dominate the list of most-wanted new hires.
An article in the Harvard Business Review called data scientists “the sexiest job of the 21st Century.” Job search firm Glassdoor just called it “the number one job in America.” Seems like data professionals should be getting pretty fat paychecks. Or are they? Check out the findings of this salary survey to learn what you should be earning, or paying.
FeatureMany of us have been exposed to aspects of the bitemporal design by using time series data, temporal data, or historical data.
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They are holders of the 'sexiest jobs of all' in 2015, according to one of our recommended top data science influencers, DJ Patil. Here are some of our recommendations of the top data scientists, analysts, and architects whose careers you should be following.
FeatureAs Hadoop projects scale, here are five signs that you’re going through growing pains and how to take the sting out of them.
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