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What Is A Data Hub And Why Should You Care?
  • October 7, 2019

What Is a Data Hub and Why Should You Care?

If you are still using point-to-point integrations to move data through your IT environment, then you are spending too much money and missing the opportunities a modern data hub can provide. A data hub is a centralized service that connects all of your IT systems, whether they be Web applications, IoT devices, SaaS solutions,…

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Observations From Strata Data Conference
  • September 26, 2019

Observations from Strata Data Conference

Looking around at Strata this morning I observe that the folks here fall into three broad categories: The t-shirt wearing techie who proudly wears their favorite logo'ed t-shirt e.g. "Data is the New Bacon" and who is here to reassure themselves that there isn't much that they don't know about what is happening in…

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It’s Time For Data Historians To Become … History
  • September 17, 2019

It’s Time for Data Historians to Become … History

Why a modern time-series capable database can simplify yet enhance time-series data analysis There are many Operational Technology (OT) environments within manufacturing, oil and gas, engineering research, and countless other industries where complex equipment, machinery, and networks of sensors and devices generate time-series data.  These time-series streams range from sensor data representing Pressure, Volume…

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How Data Integration Can Help Reduce Technical Debt
  • September 3, 2019

How Data Integration Can Help Reduce Technical Debt

Whenever you create, install or implement a new process, system or tool in your IT environment, you generate technical debt that must be supported and maintained for the life of the component. The impact of a single connections may not seem significant but when you consider, however, the thousands (if not millions) of components,…

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How Often Do You Update Your Data Connections?
  • August 29, 2019

How Often Do You Update Your Data Connections?

Modern IT environments have many connections between individual systems. Operational workflows, application-to-database links, data warehouse feeds, analytics/reporting tools and published APIs are just some examples of these data connections. They’re required to enable data to flow smoothly throughout your organization to drive business process effectiveness and informed decision-making.  After you create a data connection,…

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If ETL Is Integration Hell, How Do I Avoid It And Go To Heaven?
  • August 22, 2019

If ETL Is Integration Hell, How Do I Avoid It and Go to Heaven?

Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) is the process that has been used to share data between applications, transactional systems, and data warehouses for decades.  It essentially works like this; you define an integration, pull the data out of the source system, use some mapping and aggregation rules to transform the data into the format…

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Does It Make Sense To Push All Your IoT Data To The Cloud?
  • August 19, 2019

Does It Make Sense to Push All Your IoT Data to the Cloud?

IoT devices create plenty of data – much more that you might think. When you multiply this amount of data by the number of devices installed in your company’s IT ecosystem, it is apparent IoT is a truly big data challenge. Two common questions IT staff and data management professionals have been asking during…

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Using A Cloud Data Warehouse To Support Localized Systems
  • August 7, 2019

Using a Cloud Data Warehouse to Support Localized Systems

Over the past few years, we’ve seen an increasing trend of regional governments applying unique restrictions and controls on where data is stored and how it is managed for users and businesses in their jurisdiction.  The EU and Japan have recently imposed some strict rules about data export. A cloud data warehouse can be…

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Exploiting Analytics In The Cloud Without Moving All Your Data There
  • July 29, 2019

Exploiting Analytics in the Cloud Without Moving All Your Data There

Your company has competing data needs. You need IT systems optimized for real-time transaction processing to serve as the engine for digitally transformed business processes. You also need your data aggregated and optimized for analytics to generate both real-time insights and perform deep data-mining activities. It can be difficult to balance these competing needs…

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Managing Data Across Distributed Data Warehouses
  • July 17, 2019

Managing Data Across Distributed Data Warehouses

Data integration, like the digital-transformation initiatives it supports, is a journey and not a destination. Every company is somewhere on a path from the past to a desired state of future integration they’d like to achieve. If your company has existed for a number of years, then you likely have multiple databases, data marts…

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How To Address Integration Challenges With The Proliferation Of IoT Devices
  • July 16, 2019

How to Address Integration Challenges with the Proliferation of IoT Devices

During the past few years, IoT devices have evolved from being a consumer novelty to a core part of next-generation IT ecosystems for businesses of all sizes. IoT devices (such as smart watches, fitbits, home sensors, RFID point of sale scanners, heartbeat monitors, etc) have become attractive and useful because of their inexpensive price…

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Will Data Management In Operational Technology Finally Be Standardized?
  • July 11, 2019

Will Data Management in Operational Technology Finally Be Standardized?

The proliferation of Operational Technology (OT) within companies is increasing, which has led many to ask whether this will lead to standardization of how operational technology generated data is managed? The answer is “it’s complicated.” There is unlikely to be standardization of the data individual operational technology devices generate, but there will be new…

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The Importance Of Data Stewardship Agreements Across Companies
  • July 9, 2019

The Importance of Data Stewardship Agreements Across Companies

There has been much talk recently about the technical implications of leveraging SaaS solutions and the benefits of integrating data across supply-chain networks. Today, most companies aren’t vertically integrated and, therefore, rely on a network of suppliers and distribution partners to transform raw materials into the finished goods and services customers consume. It makes…

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Are You Collecting The Right Data Sources?
  • July 8, 2019

Are You Collecting the Right Data Sources?

Quantity as well as quality are so important to your data, but there is a third dimension to your data puzzle that is even more important – content. As your company evaluates new data sources and improvements to your existing data, ask yourself, “Are we collecting the right data?” Here are three tips to…

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Top Issues In Data Warehousing
  • June 24, 2019

Top Issues in Data Warehousing

With more and more companies embarking on digital transformation journeys, the focus on enterprise data is greater than ever. Data warehousing is not a new concept, but recent developments in the industry are generating a new wave of executive interest and the need to modernize both the approach and solutions for how enterprise data…

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Too Much Data, Too Few Actionable Insights…Too Late!
  • June 17, 2019

Too Much Data, Too Few Actionable Insights…Too Late!

Data is the lifeblood of a modern company. It provides operations staff with visibility of company operations, marketing and product development teams with insights about what’s occurring in the marketplace and company leaders with the input they need to make informed business decisions. Unfortunately, most companies are struggling to translate their data into true…

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