Tag "Metadata Management"

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

Data Lake Management: Maintaining Data Lake Order with “Fish Management”

Every data lake is dynamic and never exactly alike which makes managing a data lake a daunting task. As we discussed in prior blogs, we know what’s in the lake and introduced a variety of fish to the lake, we need to manage a lake efficiently, making sure the water quality is good, weeds are... more

Data Lake Management: Introducing a Variety of “Fish” to Your Lake

You’ve built a data catalog of fish (I’m using fish here as an analogy for data), identifying three categories: Near-shore, bottom-shore and off-shore fish and tagging fish according to various categories. Your catalog also goes one level deep by identifying different levels of plankton! What about introducing new varieties of fishes to the data lake?... more

Data Lake Management: Do You Know the Type of “Fish” You Caught?

“Different types of fish live in a community and when you understand their relationship to each other, you have a better chance of catching what you want.” thompsonadvertisinginc.com You navigated your way to the lake and read up on the fundamentals of fish management and introduced the data lake management principles. As you drove up to... more

Metadata Management is the Foundation of Data Intelligence Applications that Power Business

When it comes to addressing mission-critical business problems, comprehensive metadata management is a critical capability for any enterprise information management strategy. In the Gartner report “Market Guide for Metadata Management Solutions”, Gartner’s clients stated they want metadata management capabilities in order to address five major use cases: Data Governance, BI & Analytics, MDM, SOA, and... more

Data Governance: the 4 Know/Hows

I recently attended a meeting with a Financial Services organization on understanding the value of Data Governance. The audience were senior stakeholders in the business and they were not interested in a technology discussion. Their objective was to understand the value they could achieve by adopting an enterprise-wide data governance approach. They also wanted to... more

Are You Big Data Ready?

Are you interested in big data?  There are many reasons to come to Informatica World 2015 but one very good reason is to learn how you can become Big Data Ready!  Becoming Big Data Ready is about succeeding with analytics in a Big Data world.  It’s about unleashing productivity, repeatability, and confidence.  Join us at... more

Highlights of a Data Quality Love Fest – IDQ Summit 2014

Over 100 hardcore data quality professionals gathered at IDQ Summit 2014, held in Richmond, Virginia from 10/6 – 10/9. The agenda was fully packed. Over 40 sessions were launched during the two-day main conference period. In addition, there were two full-day of tutorials being held before and after the conference, covering topics from data quality... more