Tag "Big Data"

Self Service BI vs Data Governance: How to be “Data Agile” with a Catalog

Business users always had an insatiable hunger for data. They were already discovering and mashing up data from different sources, aggregating them in excel and presenting PowerPoint analysis in the 1990s, albeit with difficulty. Then technology caught up. Self-service Business Intelligence tools like Tableau, Qlikview and more recently Amazon QuickSight made the aggregating, visualizing and sharing... more

Classify to Completion: A Data Cataloging Story

Recently I was speaking to a customer in the financial services industry. He had an interesting requirement. He wanted to classify all data assets in the organization by associating the right semantic label with each data asset. The phrase he used was “classify to completion”. According to him this classification was a key first step in... more

10 Customer Questions About Informatica’s Marketing Data Lake

Last week, Prash Chandramohan and I presented a deep dive webinar on Informatica’s Marketing Data Lake to close to 700 attendees. As with any technical demo webinar, we weren’t able to address any questions during our one-hour slot as our focus was to ensure our attendees understood Informatica’s Marketing Data Lake’s key capabilities and features.... more

Unleashing the Power of Content Analysis

During World War II, intelligence experts developed skills a discipline they called “Content Analysis.” In this case, Content Analysis means the ability to draw insights not necessarily directly from information itself, but rather in the frequency in which the information is presented. Quantifying the number of mentions a particular topic receives, and connecting them to... more

Fear Not! Get Out of Data Mess with a Good Data Catalog

Every organization today wants to use data as competitive advantage to drive profits, reduce cost, improve customer experience and stay ahead of the competition. Organizations are investing in data related projects that will empower their business uses to make good timely decisions. However, these days, business users are not just accessing data warehouses for their... more

Really Thoughtful Data: Is ‘Cognitive Computing’ the Next Big Thing in Analytics?

Along with all the excitement over artificial intelligence and machine learning, there’s an acknowledgement that none of this is possible without one essential raw material: data, and lots of it. As data gets rolled into these systems, and these systems increasingly gain the ability to intelligently act on this data without human intervention, we witness... more