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.

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

No Decisions Until It's Time

Posted by Sam Chance on Apr 27, 2017 7:53:00 AM

Superior decision making is an essential aspect of life, whether it be in business, national security, health, environment, and every other aspect of human existence. Look no further than geopolitical affairs, such as North Korean or Iranian relations, to understand the importance and impact of decisions on human life, indeed the entire planet. This is not an exaggeration. From an Information Technology point of view, the goal is to provide complete and accurate information on demand to support decision making.

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Topics: Smart Data, Semantics, Big Data, Data Lake, Graph, 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.”

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

How Big Data Is Disrupting the World of Insurance

Posted by Kirk Newell on Feb 18, 2017 2:06:00 PM

The nature of the insurance industry is changing quickly, and much of that change is being attributed to big data and analytics. In fact, a Research and Markets report on the global insurtech market highlighted big data discovery and analytics as a key market trend that will drive a projected CAGR of 10.41 percent during the period 2016-2020.

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Topics: Data Lake, Smart Data Lake, Insurance

Q&A with Sam Chance, Our New Managing Director of Pre-Sales

Posted by Kirk Newell on Feb 1, 2017 4:50:00 PM

We’d like to introduce you to the newest member of our team, Sam Chance, who has joined us as managing director of pre-sales. In this newly created position, Sam will work closely with the sales and engineering teams to accurately define and communicate the value of our Anzo Smart Data Lake® (ASDL) platform to our growing roster of customers, while also architecting a customized solution for their environments.

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Topics: Smart Data, Semantics, Semantic Web, Smart Data Lake

2016: The Year of the Financial Smart Data Lake

Posted by Marty Loughlin on Jan 21, 2017 2:12:00 PM

With compelling business use cases, adoption of open industry standards and enterprise deployment of high performing scalable platforms, 2016 was a breakout year for the adoption of semantic graph technology and the Smart Data Lake® in Financial Services.

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Topics: Smart Data Lake

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.

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

Ten Reasons to Dive into the Smart (Semantic) Data Lake

Posted by Marty Loughlin on Jan 11, 2017 12:14:00 PM

The data lake is a modern and rapidly evolving data architecture. It promises ubiquitous access to enterprise data with compelling benefits in terms of cost and agility. Yet, in many cases, this promise has not been realized.

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Topics: Data Lake, Smart Data Lake

Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves

Posted by Kirk Newell on Dec 27, 2016 8:25:00 PM

In September 2016 Cambridge Semantics attended Strata+Hadoop World 2016 in New York, NY. While we were there, Marty Loughlin, our VP of Financial Services, spoke to a gathering of attendees about who we are and what our platform does. Here is his presentation.

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Topics: Smart Data, Data Integration, Big Data, Anzo, Graph, Smart Data Lake, Unstructured Data

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