The Smart Data Blog

Adaptive Technology for Complex Organizations

Posted by Sam Chance on May 17, 2017 4:38:00 PM

One can aptly describe many of today’s organizations as complex adaptive systems. Dynamic interaction patterns and emergent relationships characterize their complexity, while their ability to change and self-organize capture their adaptiveness. To survive, traditional mechanistic, highly structured organizations characterized by rigid, vertical communications have transformed to organic, rapidly changing organizations that exhibit nearly amorphous communication patterns. Organizations that learn to adapt usually survive or even thrive; conversely, those that don’t adapt, either dissolve or become insignificant.

Read More

Topics: Data Management, Big Data, Data Governance, Anzo, Graph, Analytics, Smart Data Lake

Accelerating Insight with High-Octane Graph-Fueled Data [Slideshare]

Posted by Kirk Newell on Apr 23, 2017 1:37:00 PM

At the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2017, Cambridge Semantics' very own Barry Zane, Vice President of Engineering, and Ben Szekely, Vice President of Solutions, discussed how the Anzo Smart Data Lake® (ASDL) solution empowers business users with on-demand analytics of their rich data during their session entitled “Accelerating Insight with High Octane, Graph Fueled Data.”

Read More

Topics: Data Management, Data Integration, Data Governance, Semantic Web, Data Lake, Graph, Smart Data Lake

Accelerating Insight - Smart Data Lake Customer Success Stories [Slideshare]

Posted by Kirk Newell on Apr 8, 2017 2:19:00 PM

At Gartner's Data & Analytics Summit 2017, Alok Prasad, President of Cambridge Semantics, was joined by Peter Horowitz of PricewaterhouseCoopers for their session entitled “Accelerating Insight: Smart Data Lake Customer Success Stories”. During this presentation, they discussed how Cambridge Semantics’ in-memory, massively parallel, semantic graph-based platform, Anzo Smart Data Lake®, delivers an accelerating edge to data-driven organizations, while maintaining trust with data security and governance.

Read More

Topics: Data Management, Clincal Trials, Data Integration, Data Governance, Data Lake, Graph, Analytics

Riding The Competitive Intelligence Automation Wave - Part 2

Posted by Partha Sarathi Bhattacharjee on Mar 25, 2017 1:44:00 PM

"The legal and ethical collection and analysis of information regarding the capabilities, vulnerabilities, and intentions of business competitors" - Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals

This is how Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), the most well-known global body on Competitive Intelligence (CI), defines the concept of CI. For the uninitiated, the page on the organization's Code of Ethics for CI professionals sheds lights on the innards of the practice. One does not have to belabor the importance of the practice in the context of successfully operating a business. It is in the operational details, as is the case with most details, that the devil lies.

Read More

Topics: Data Management, Big Data, Analytics, Competitive Intelligence

Q&A with Carl Reed, Enterprise Architect, Technology Strategist and Advisor

Posted by Kirk Newell on Mar 14, 2017 1:01:00 PM

We’d like to introduce you to a new member of our industry advisory council: Carl Reed, formerly managing director at global financial services company Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. Carl is an expert in data discovery and analytics for financial institutions, and recently participated in our Tweet Chat earlier this month on “An Insider’s View: Finding Value with Data Engineering & Semantic Standards in Finance.”

Read More

Topics: Data Management, Data Governance, Financial Services, FIBO, Graph, Analytics

[Slideshare] Applying Data Engineering and Semantic Standards to Tame the "Perfect Storm" of Data Management

Posted by Kirk Newell on Mar 9, 2017 4:23:00 PM

The financial industry is facing a perfect storm of disruptive drivers for data management. While regulators seek accuracy and transparency, institutions are struggling with fragmented data and IT infrastructures. The path forward is “data engineering” – applying consistent semantics with scalable infrastructure to harmonize data and enable traceable and dynamic analytics.

Read More

Topics: Smart Data, Semantics, Data Management, Big Data, Financial Services, FIBO

Transforming Data Management and Time to Insight with Anzo Smart Data Lake® [Slideshare]

Posted by Kirk Newell on Jan 16, 2017 12:47:00 PM

In this webinar Steve Hamby, Managing Director Government, discusses semantic graph technology to help Federal Government CIOs and their agency staff that are researching enterprise data management and mining tools understand how Smart Data Lakes can be a superior mechanism for addressing their top data priorities. Here are the slides from his presentation.

Read More

Topics: Data Management, Data Integration, Data Governance, Smart Data Lake, Unstructured Data, 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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

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.

Read More

Topics: Smart Data, Data Management, Graph, Analytics