The Smart Data Blog

Interested in Apache Spark without the Coding?

Posted by Marty Loughlin on Jun 22, 2015 11:08:20 AM

Many Hadoop users, seeking higher performance and a better analytics engine, are turning to Apache Spark for data transformation (ELT) on HDFS. While Spark offers many advantages, you still need programmers (Scala or Java) to create your jobs.

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Topics: Smart Data, Data Integration, Big Data, Spark, Hadoop

The Perfect Storm for Data

Posted by Marty Loughlin on May 12, 2015 2:56:00 PM

Mike Atkin of the EDM Council speaks eloquently about the "perfect storm" for data in Financial Services. Two converging forces, regulatory reporting requirements and the need for customer insight, are placing unprecedented demands on the data infrastructure in most financial institutions.

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Topics: Smart Data, Semantics, Data Integration, Financial Services, FIBO

Understanding Smart Data Integration in Just 2 Minutes

Posted by Raj Tekchandani on May 7, 2015 4:11:46 PM

Data integration projects can be time consuming, expensive and difficult to manage.Traditional data integration methods require point to point mapping of source and target systems. This effort typically requires a team of both business SMEs and technology professionals. These mappings are time consuming to create and code and errors in the ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) process require iterative cycles through the process.

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Topics: Smart Data, CDISC, Semantics, Data Integration, Data Governance, FIBO

Big Data Industry News Watch

Posted by Raj Tekchandani on Jan 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

A round up of recent industry news on the topics of Big Data and Enterprise Data Management

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

Putting the Smarts in Data Integration

Posted by Raj Tekchandani on Jan 20, 2015 3:47:00 PM

Driving business value from your data often requires integration across many sources. These integration projects can be time consuming, expensive and difficult to manage. Any short cuts can compromise on quality and reuse. In many industries, non-compliance with data governance rules can put you firm’s reputation at risk and expose you to large fines.

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

2014 - What a year!

Posted by Raj Tekchandani on Jan 15, 2015 2:03:00 PM

Happy New Year !!

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Topics: Smart Data, Data Management, Data Integration, Big Data, Semantic Web

Data Integration up to 90% Faster and Cheaper

Posted by Marty Loughlin on Nov 18, 2014 5:51:00 PM

Data Integration is one of those necessary but evil tasks that is part of almost every project - M&A, system consolidation, customer onboarding and regulatory reporting all require data to be moved, transformed or combined.

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

Smart Data Integration - Solving the data lineage problem with semantic technology

Posted by Marty Loughlin on Oct 1, 2014 10:07:00 AM

Provenance and lineage. Two wonderful words, used interchangeably, to describe a sticky problem for most large financial institutions. Together they ask: what is the origin, meaning and quality of my data? These questions are becoming increasingly important as data is sourced from more disparate locations, as regulators demand an audit trail for reporting, and as more data is exposed to internal and external consumers.
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Topics: Smart Data, Semantics, Data Management, Data Integration, Big Data