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

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

5 Recommendations for Big Data Success as a Chief Data Officer

Posted by Kirk Newell on Aug 10, 2016 1:00:00 PM

The evolution of big data over recent years has resulted in a new role that has been gaining industry traction – the Chief Data Officer (CDO). As executives begin to recognize the business value residing in their data, they are focusing now more than ever on finding ways to manage and govern this data. The CDO is emerging as a key player in the enterprise by helping to establish and maintain data governance, quality, architecture and analytics, enabling firms to more productively harness information to manage risk, reduce cost and drive innovation.

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Topics: Data Management, Big Data, Data Governance, Analytics

Retail Analytics with Smart Data

Posted by Patrick Wall on Jul 20, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Analytics has profoundly altered the retail industry. The combination of real-time, predictive analytics—in conjunction with traditional historic analytic capabilities—has reconfigured the way organizations facilitate customer engagement, supply chain management, and inventory in both e-commerce and brick and mortar settings.

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Topics: Smart Data, Analytics, Smart Data Lake, Retail

Enterprise Analytics at Scale Using Graph Database [Slideshare]

Posted by Kirk Newell on May 17, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Whether they are doing research for regulatory compliance, trade surveillance, 360-degree customer awareness, drug discovery or clinical trial site selection, enterprises can benefit from the power of semantic graph analytics. Developing a complete Smart Data Lake™ solution by combining business analysis tools for modeling, mapping and analyzing graph data with a massively parallel, in-memory, semantic graph database enables enterprises to utilize interactive, open standards-based, semantic graph analytics at big data scale.

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Topics: Graph, Analytics, Smart Data Lake

The Triple Crown of Graph Databases: Anzo Graph Query Engine

Posted by Patrick Wall on May 4, 2016 2:00:00 PM

All of the possibilities of big data analytics, semantic graph databases, and Smart Data Lakes™ have been realized with the emergence of Anzo Graph Query Engine (AGQE).

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Topics: Graph, Analytics, Smart Data Lake

FIBO, FIBO, It's Off to Work We Go

Posted by Marty Loughlin on Apr 4, 2016 1:11:44 PM

State Street Bank, The EDM Council, Dun & Bradstreet, Wells Fargo and Cambridge Semantics completed an engagement to harmonize State Street's Interest Rate Swap data with Dun & Bradstreet's entity hierarchy data using the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) and Cambridge Semantics' Anzo Smart Data Lake®.

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Topics: Smart Data, Big Data, Financial Services, FIBO, Compliance, Anzo, Analytics

The Evolution of Insight: Exploratory Analytics

Posted by Patrick Wall on Mar 29, 2016 10:20:32 AM

Exploratory analytics represents the evolution—and perhaps culmination—of conventional analytics and business intelligence options. It’s a combination of real-time data discovery and ad-hoc, graph-aware analytics that provides automatic, self-service insight for end users on all their data.

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Topics: Big Data, Data Lake, Anzo, Analytics

5 Reasons Gartner BI & Analytics Summit Attendees Flooded the Cambridge Semantics Booth

Posted by Marty Loughlin on Mar 23, 2016 6:37:52 PM

On my flight back to Boston from Grapevine, TX, where we spent three exhausting and exhilarating days at Gartner BI & Analytics Summit, I am reflecting on the great interest shown in Cambridge Semantics Smart Data Lake at this event.

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Topics: Smart Data, Data Management, Data Integration, Big Data, Analytics