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How to Enable & Support Good Data Stewardship in Your Organization

Data stewardship is the act and responsibility of handling and managing data quality within an organization. Sometimes it’s the job title of a single employee, other times it manifests as one of the responsibilities within the job description of another title — such as the CIO or the IT manager. Data stewardship might also be the prevalent philosophy in an organization, instead of a job description. However, data stewardship does require someone to be in control and others to follow their lead. Stewardship can’t happen when data is continually mishandled. Continue Reading

What Separates a Successful Data Lake from an Unsuccessful One?

The data lake is a relative newcomer to the land of data storage, but it’s rapidly making a name for itself for several reasons. Data lakes are ideal for organizations that know big data is a huge part of their future, but haven’t yet defined how that will work. Data lakes don’t hamstring you like data warehouses and other data storage options tend to because you can store the data in its native format and leave it ‘au natural’ until you determine a use for it. With inexpensive cloud storage options, data lakes are also quite affordable to set up and maintain. So, how can you construct a data lake that will deliver a hearty return for your time, effort, and money? Continue Reading

Interview with Ben Lorica for Big Data Week

Big Data Week will debute on 23 November, having the main conference on Nov 25, in London. We are the Elite Sponsor for the event

This blog post is part of Big Data Week interviews, aimed at speakers in the Big Data Week conference and as well at influencers in the Big Data space. We asked our participants to answer a list of questions based on the main topics of the Big Data Week conference agenda. Continue Reading