One of the Most Feared Questions About Big Data

The Big Data phenomenon is at least partly about answering questions – hard questions, and ideally, questions that predict the future in their own fuzzy way. But there is (at least) one question Big Data doesn’t necessarily have an answer for. It’s a question that comes up regularly and may be among the most feared questions heard in meetings: Continue reading One of the Most Feared Questions About Big Data

Case Study: How an International Financial Services Firm Established a Data Governance and Management Program

Challenges

Our client, an international financial services firm, had little history of enabling Line-of-Business capabilities across the enterprise.  They struggled with a fragmented, redundant view of data resulting from a lack of effective metadata management and data traceability and lineage challenges.

Additionally, they had few data standards, definitions, or policies in place, rarely reused common data, and followed minimal proactive data quality improvement practices. The lack of clear roles and responsibilities exacerbated these issues. Continue reading Case Study: How an International Financial Services Firm Established a Data Governance and Management Program

Knowledgent and Tamr Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Big Data Solutions

We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Tamr, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based data unification solution provider! Our partnership will enable organizations to rapidly unify and analyze diverse information for new business insights.  Continue reading Knowledgent and Tamr Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Big Data Solutions

Hadoop Analytics: Not So Easy Across Multiple Data Sources

As part of our commitment to delivering the best value to clients by leveraging a wide variety of platforms and technologies, we’ve recently partnered with Novetta, a leader in advanced analytics technology.

In this guest post, the first in a three-part series, Novetta Director of Product Management Jenn Reed discusses the challenges of combining data from multiple internal sources in Hadoop Continue reading Hadoop Analytics: Not So Easy Across Multiple Data Sources