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Moving Beyond the Data-Driven Enterprise

By Cynthia Meyersohn, DataRebels LLC Do you really want your business or enterprise to be data–driven?  Before you say, “Of course we do.  Companies that do not embrace a data-driven approach to competition, market strategy, and process improvement will become extinct.”  Understand, this is a trick question. The term data-driven has been around forever it

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Bring Out Your Dead…Data

What plans are in place after you meet your demise?  This subject is not a comfortable discussion to have for most. What happens to your belongings, your estate, and all that you leave behind? Who will be notified? And, what of those who depend on you? Graveyards paint a picture of dread in horror films and

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Defining A Data Lake

Defining the Data Lake For too many years now, the definition of Data Lake has been muddy at best.  The term has no clear definition in the industry.  While many have tried, they have not (in my opinion) succeeded.  I would judge success as being able to implement a Data Lake at an enterprise level

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Does a Pattern-Based DW Architecture Still Hold Value Today? (Part 4 of 4)

By Cynthia Meyersohn To close out this series of articles that have been focused on the data replication introduced by the processes outlined in “Build a Schema-On-Read Analytics Pipeline Using Amazon Athena”, by Ujjwal Ratan, Sep. 29, 2017, on the AWS Big Data Blog, https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/big-data/build-a-schema-on-read-analytics-pipeline-using-amazon-athena/  (Ratan, 2017), I will talk about an approach that I

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