The Smart Data Blog

[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.

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

Five Big Data Industry Predictions for 2017 from Our CEO

Posted by Kirk Newell on Dec 30, 2016 2:51:07 PM

As we approach the end of 2016, we sat down with our CEO, Chuck Pieper, to discuss the future of big data and get his predictions for 2017. Here are his thoughts.

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Topics: Big Data, Graph, Analytics, Unstructured Data

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

Cambridge Semantics Shatters Previous Record of Loading and Querying ‘Trillion Triples’ by 100X - So What?

Posted by Marty Loughlin on Dec 20, 2016 4:37:00 PM

"So what?" you might say. Another hyperbole-fueled headline in tech is hardly a notable event. To answer, let's start with what we did.

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Topics: Big Data, Anzo

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

The Rising Strategic Value of the Chief Data Officer

Posted by Kirk Newell on Sep 30, 2016 4:08:00 PM

As organizations recognize the positive impact that big data has on a company’s performance and innovation, the position of Chief Data Officer (CDO) continues to grow in prominence across numerous industries.

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Topics: Data Management, Big Data, Data Governance, CDO

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

5 Recommendations for Big Data Success as a Chief Data Officer

Posted by Kirk Newell on Aug 10, 2016 1:00:00 PM

The evolution of big data over recent years has resulted in a new role that has been gaining industry traction – the Chief Data Officer (CDO). As executives begin to recognize the business value residing in their data, they are focusing now more than ever on finding ways to manage and govern this data. The CDO is emerging as a key player in the enterprise by helping to establish and maintain data governance, quality, architecture and analytics, enabling firms to more productively harness information to manage risk, reduce cost and drive innovation.

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Topics: Data Management, Big Data, Data Governance, Analytics

Finding Alpha in Diverse Data

Posted by Marty Loughlin on Jul 6, 2016 12:00:00 PM

The challenge for analysts seeking trading opportunities that outperform the market is not a lack of information. It is an over-supply of information from widely disparate sources. How do you sift through the overwhelming flow of reports, news feeds, articles, blogs and social media posts to find the sentiments, relationships, patterns, unique insights and powerful nuggets of information that drive performance?

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Topics: Big Data, Unstructured Data

#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