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The ever-evolving role of master data management

The ever-evolving role of master data management

November 29, 2016 | by Douglas Thompson, Executive Architect, IBM
Censuses have long provided governing authorities with data that helps them make decisions affecting the lives and livelihoods of people everywhere. In modern times, however, companies look for more than just a name when doing business—and that’s where master data comes in. Find out how your...
Understanding data access in a complex world

Understanding data access in a complex world

October 27, 2016 | by Elizabeth Koumpan, Executive Architect, IBM
The complexity of multiple data sources contributing to the rising tide of data has executives at many enterprises up at night because of concerns involving risks, regulations and compliance. See why information governance is especially vital in today’s complex ecosystem of voluminous data sources...
Avoid the storm with trusted data

Avoid the storm with trusted data

October 27, 2016 | by Manoj Thatte, North America Consultative Sales Leader, Master Data Management and Information Governance, IBM
Over the past two years IBM has been moving in the direction of being a data driven cognitive and cloud company. As part of this transformation, IBM has acquired The Weather Company that provides some of the most accurate weather data to pinpoint the impact of impending weather event to a specific...
What’s in a name? IBM Bluemix Data Connect emerges from DataWorks

What’s in a name? IBM Bluemix Data Connect emerges from DataWorks

October 20, 2016 | by Edward Calvesbert, Program Director, Offering Management - IBM Bluemix Data Connect, IBM
Many of us might be surprised to learn that some of the most familiar brand names around started off with other names. IBM recently renamed IBM DataWorks—its flagship, self-service data preparation offering—to IBM Bluemix Data Connect. Get a glimpse of it in this brief overview, and discover how...
When time matters: Deepwater Horizon and transforming data in the cloud

When time matters: Deepwater Horizon and transforming data in the cloud

October 14, 2016 | by Douglas Thompson, Executive Architect, IBM
The movie Deepwater Horizon that depicts the oil spill disaster of the same name serves as an example of how government agencies and corporations need to collect a lot of data and disseminate information immediately as events quickly unfold. Not only are all parties involved asked for a tremendous...
The case for open metadata

The case for open metadata

October 13, 2016 | by Mandy Chessell, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Analytics Group CTO Office, IBM
How can we ensure that metadata about all types of data is accurate, available, ubiquitous and universally accessible? Standards are certainly necessary, but we also need a new way to think about how metadata is created, managed and maintained.
Head in the clouds: A look at on-premises, cloud and hybrid architecture

Head in the clouds: A look at on-premises, cloud and hybrid architecture

October 10, 2016 | by Jay Limburn, Senior Technical Staff Member and Offering Manager, IBM
The benefits and pitfalls of different cloud deployment architectures can be intense topics of conversations spanning a wide range of industries. Some discussions foster new approaches to consider, and others make strong arguments as to which approach is well suited for different, industry-specific...
Changing the status quo of database migration

Changing the status quo of database migration

Five ways to make database migration easy as “Save As → Cloud”

October 4, 2016 | by Miran Badzak, Product Manager, IBM Bluemix Lift, IBM
Database migration is not any database administrator’s idea of fun—not even close. By far, the database migration status quo can be the least interesting and most dreaded part of the job. Check out an advanced self-service, ground-to-cloud database migration offering for handling database migration...
Wrangling and governing unstructured data

Wrangling and governing unstructured data

October 3, 2016 | by Elizabeth Koumpan, Executive Architect, IBM
Unstructured information continues to grow as never before, with a preponderance of it being stored and managed by large enterprises. Much of this data is not really well understood, and its management and governance remain a formidable challenge. See how creating trusted and collaborative...
Cask joins IBM Project DataWorks open ecosystem partner program

Cask joins IBM DataWorks open ecosystem partner program

September 27, 2016 | by Jonathan Gray, CEO, Cask
IBM today announced exciting news about their Open Platform initiative with Apache Hadoop. And at its DataFirst Launch Event tonight, IBM will provide an early access view of the new IBM Project DataWorks with Watson, along with an introduction to DataFirst Services from IBM. IBM today also...

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