The Smart Data Blog

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

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

[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

The Tale of Two Data Lakes: Smart Data Lake® vs Traditional Data Lake

Posted by Kirk Newell on Sep 28, 2016 11:08:00 AM

The CEO of ACME Corporation wants to further understand and gain value from their data. He has asked the CIO to create a data lake. John and Jim are then tasked with building the data lake by the CIO.

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Topics: Data Lake, Smart Data Lake

Cambridge Semantics to Present at 2016 Enterprise DATAVERSITY: Data Strategy and Analytics Forum

Posted by Kirk Newell on Sep 15, 2016 12:10:09 PM

Our Chief Technology Officer Sean Martin and Vice President of Engineering Barry Zane will be speaking at the Enterprise DATAVERSITY: Data Strategy and Analytics Forum next week in Chicago, September 19 - 22, 2016. The event brings developers, business executives, analytics and data professionals together to discuss the key data strategies necessary to create a successful, modern data analytics organization.

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Topics: Big Data, Smart Data Lake

Diving Deeper into HL7 Standards with the Smart Data Lake

Posted by Kirk Newell on Aug 15, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Data originates everywhere in the healthcare industry – in laboratories, within insurance agencies, in Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems, etc. – and each of these sources represents a valuable set of information. Healthcare professionals need a comprehensive method that collects and transfers data across systems in a way that is reliable, secure and compliant. But because healthcare system formats are rarely ever the same, it becomes challenging to securely and efficiently share data between vast and diverse data and information sources.

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Topics: Data Lake, Smart Data Lake, Healthcare, H7

Semantic Graph Databases: The Evolution of Relational Databases [SlideShare]

Posted by Kirk Newell on Jul 28, 2016 12:30:00 PM


In this webinar Barry Zane, our Vice President of Engineering and an industry expert in Database technologies, discusses Semantic Graph databases as the next step in the evolution of Relational databases.

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Topics: Smart Data, Graph, Smart Data Lake