The Smart Data Blog

Q&A with Steve Hamby, Managing Director Government

Posted by Kirk Newell on Sep 26, 2016 2:05:37 PM

We wish to take this opportunity to introduce Steve Hamby, recently announced as Managing Director Government here at Cambridge Semantics. In this newly created position, Steve serves Cambridge Semantics’ federal government customers seeking insights from big data discovery, analysis and data management solutions to provide more timely, accurate and customizable information to staff, citizens, media and businesses.

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Topics: Smart Data, Government

Top 5 Ways Government Agencies Can Benefit from Smart Data Solutions

Posted by Kirk Newell on Sep 20, 2016 4:40:00 PM

In recent years, government agencies have developed an interest in semantic-based smart data discovery and analytic solutions. From enabling more transparent relationships with the public to improving productivity, government organizations are learning the value of big data analytics.

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Topics: Smart Data, Government

Semantics 101

Posted by Patrick Wall on Aug 17, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Comprehending semantic technology is no longer an arduous task for the back offices of data-savvy organizations. Business users and C-level executives are starting to comprehend the basics of the technologies that are increasingly impacting their jobs.

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Topics: Smart Data, Semantics, Semantic Web, Ontology, Graph

Enabling Data Scientists by Reducing the Burden of IT

Posted by Kirk Newell on Aug 7, 2016 2:00:00 PM

The cliches are well known by now: data scientists spend the majority of their time simply preparing data for analytics, inheriting the responsibilities of IT teams that traditionally took months to process simple query results.

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Topics: Smart Data, Semantics

Smart Data Discovery

Posted by Patrick Wall on Aug 2, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Conventional data discovery utilizes dashboards, visualizations, search, and other tools to determine appropriate data for integrated, targeted use cases. Smart data discovery techniques, on the other hand, leverage linked data graphs, comprehensive data models, and a semantic standards-based approach to publish results to those same popular tools.

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Topics: Smart Data, Semantics, Semantic Web

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

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

Smart Data Lake or Data Landfill? The Difference May Be "Semantic" [SlideShare]

Posted by Kirk Newell on Jun 7, 2016 1:47:19 PM

Data lakes are quickly becoming a hot topic as enterprises determine how best to organize and access the large volume of data they have been generating. Data Lakes are attractive for several reasons, including their ability to expand data across the enterprise while maintaining trust and security with data governance.

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Topics: Smart Data, Semantics, Financial Services, Anzo, Smart Data Lake

#SmartDataChat on Twitter Examines Governance in Era of Big Data

Posted by Kirk Newell on Jun 2, 2016 2:35:16 PM

Cambridge Semantics’ #SmartDataChat on Twitter May 25, 2016 provided an engaging conversation with several well-respected industry observers regarding data governance in the era of big data discovery and analytics. In addition to our own resident expert Marty Loughlin (@mloughlin) , the #SmartDataChat participants were a “Who’s Who” of today’s leading big data and IT journalists. Below is a sampling of some key Tweets that were posted:

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Topics: Smart Data, Big Data, Data Governance

Anzo Smart Data Manager and the Necessity of Data Transformation

Posted by Patrick Wall on May 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Data transformation is one of the most vital facets of data management. Prior to integrating data sources, conducting analytics, or utilizing data in most operational applications, data must be transformed from its native state to one suitable for the target system—even if it’s just a data mart.

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Topics: Smart Data, Data Governance, Anzo