The Smart Data Blog

Data Analytics Key to Curbing Wall Street Crime, Says SEC Chair

Posted by Kirk Newell on Nov 30, 2016 4:51:00 PM

Summarizing the lessons she learned from her tenure in a speech earlier this month, Mary Jo White, outgoing chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), made a convincing case that the use of data analytics has greatly contributed to a dramatic rise in successful SEC investigations of insider trading and other securities fraud.

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Topics: Insider Trading, Financial Services, Compliance, Analytics, Government

What Is a Data Mart?

Posted by Kirk Newell on Nov 25, 2016 2:13:40 PM

A data mart is a simple form of a data warehouse that is focused on a single subject or functional area. It draws data from a limited number of sources such as sales, finance or marketing, and is often created and controlled by a single department within an organization. Like data warehouses, data marts implement the characteristics of governed, non-volatile, and integrated data, although the static model known to be the “truth” at the time is of a smaller scope than the enterprise scope used in a data warehouse.

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Topics: Data Management, Big Data, Smart Data Lake, Data Warehouse, Data Mart

Insight Platforms: Turning Big Data into Action

Posted by Kirk Newell on Nov 14, 2016 5:57:00 PM

The complexity of data management and advanced analytics is daunting to many organizations, but a new emerging class of software enables companies to spend less time managing their data and more time acting on the insights they provide.

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Topics: Data Management, Text Analytics, Smart Data Lake, Insight Platforms

Government ‘Open Data’ Initiatives Should Incorporate ‘Smart Data,’ Too

Posted by Steve Hamby on Nov 7, 2016 5:27:00 PM

With all eyes on the election at the moment, I thought I’d take a moment to discuss a topic that concerns all citizens – government transparency.

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Topics: Smart Data, Government

[Slideshare] Smart Data Lakes: Revolutionizing Enterprise Analytics

Posted by Kirk Newell on Oct 29, 2016 12:29:00 PM

At Strata+Hadoop World 2016, the concept on everyone's mind was the Data Lake. Fortunately, Marty Loughlin, our Vice President of Financial Services, was there to discuss how Smart Data Lakes are employing semantic technology to revolutionize Enterprise data analytics in ways that traditional Data Lakes can't. Here are the slides from his presentation.

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Topics: Clincal Trials, Data Lake, Smart Data Lake

Show Recap: Strata + Hadoop World 2016

Posted by Kirk Newell on Oct 19, 2016 4:51:00 PM

Last month, the Cambridge Semantics team set off to New York City for Strata + Hadoop World 2016, or what Wired likes to call, “the lollapalooza of big data conferences.”

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Topics: Hadoop, Data Lake, Smart Data Lake

2016 Life Sciences Smart Data Discovery & Analytics Forum [Slideshare]

Posted by Kirk Newell on Oct 13, 2016 5:59:00 PM

Last month, Cambridge Semantics held its inaugural Life Sciences Smart Data Discovery and Analytics Forum in Boston. At this forum, leaders in Life Sciences and Big Data met to discuss the application of smart data technology to research and development, clinical trial and healthcare data to gain more actionable insights and shorten the overall product lifecycle.

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Topics: Smart Data, CDISC, Clincal Trials, Analytics, Smart Data Lake, Healthcare, H7

Why Data Discovery Demands Data Visualization

Posted by Barry Zane on Oct 6, 2016 12:05:47 PM

A picture is worth a thousand words they say, and this remains true for data discovery and analytics. For centuries, graphs and maps have been used to help us simplify, understand and convey large amounts of data in a universal manner. And with the evolution of technology, we can now visualize increasingly complex information at lightning-fast speeds.

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Topics: Smart Data, Data Management, Graph, Analytics

The Rising Strategic Value of the Chief Data Officer

Posted by Kirk Newell on Sep 30, 2016 4:08:00 PM

As organizations recognize the positive impact that big data has on a company’s performance and innovation, the position of Chief Data Officer (CDO) continues to grow in prominence across numerous industries.

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Topics: Data Management, Big Data, Data Governance, CDO

Smart Data Analytics

Posted by Kirk Newell on Sep 30, 2016 11:39:59 AM

Conventional data analytics utilizes dashboards, visualizations, search, and other tools to determine appropriate data for integrated, targeted use cases. Smart data analytics techniques, on the other hand, leverage linked data graphs, comprehensive data models, and a semantic standards-based approach to publish results to those same popular tools.

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Topics: Smart Data, Semantics, Semantic Web