Jan 02, 2013 by Jim Harris in Data Governance, Data Integration, Data Migration, Data Quality, Master Data Management
Welcome to the unofficial 2012 quarterly review that I have decided to perform on the Data Roundtable. In this four-part series, I will select and summarize my favorite posts published on this blog during each quarter of this year, selecting one post per contributor per month.
Part 1 of this series covered blog posts from January, February and March.
Part 2 of this series covered blog posts from April, May and June.
Part 3 of this series covered blog posts from July, August and September.
Part 4 concludes this series with blog posts from October, November and December.
Data Federation and Data Virtualization – Still with Us? — Joyce Norris-Montanari discusses the possible data quality and data integration issues with the virtual databases of data federation.
A Good Example of Semantic Inconsistency — David Loshin exemplifies semantic inconsistency with two differing organizational definitions for customer.
Data Management: The Next Generation — Jim Harris uses Star Trek (Captain Data B. Relational vs. Captain Not-Only SQL) and Star Wars (Jedi Knights of Relational vs. Sith Lords of NoSQL) to discuss the future of data management, which will include both Relational and NoSQL techniques.
Tufte’s The Visual Display of Quantitative Information — As part of his ongoing Influential Books series, Thomas Redman reviews The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte.
Doctors, Data and the Value of Inaction — Inspired by the book Wait: The Art and Science of Delay by Frank Partnoy, Phil Simon explains that doing something is not always better than doing nothing.
What iOS6 Can Teach us About Data Quality — Dylan Jones shares lessons in data quality from the errors in the first version of the Apple maps application included in iOS Version 6.
Doing Data Governance the Right Way — Tamara Dull provides four great data governance tips from the Jill Dyché interactive workshop at the SAS Premier Business Leadership conference.
Prioritizing the Integration — Joyce Norris-Montanari suggests three New Year’s resolutions related to recommended best practices for data integration and data quality.
Innovation in Creating Information Products — From the 2nd edition of his Business Intelligence book, David Loshin ponders creating information products that benefit specific business objectives.
An Unsettling Truth about Data Governance — Jim Harris explains that data governance can not be successful without unsettling people from doing things the same ways they have always done them.
On Academia and Data Scientists — Phil Simon discusses why more colleges and universities need to update their curricula to include courses on big data and data science.
Why Data Quality Becomes Critical to CEP — Dylan Jones explains the importance of having traditional data of great quality to add context to the real-time data being processed by CEP.
Can You Really Do a Good Job of Corporate Data Integration Without Quality? — As its title implies, Joyce Norris-Montanari questions overlooking data quality issues on data integration projects.
A Pirate Looks At 40 — Inspired by one of his favorite Jimmy Buffett songs, Rich Murnane celebrates his birthday by taking a look back at his data management career so far — and a look at what’s next.
Analyzing Sequences of Events — As part of his sequence of blog posts on sequences of events, David Loshin compares event sequence analysis with market basket analysis.
Seinfeld, Data and the Other 16 Percent — Phil Simon wants to know who are these data-phobic executives who do not believe in using data to make better business decisions.
Data Quality Reporting: Practice a Shift in Granularity — Dylan Jones ponders whether there is a better way of reporting data quality other than at a table or entity-level granularity.
On behalf of all the contributors to the Data Roundtable, thank you for reading and commenting on the posts published on this blog throughout the year. Your readership is deeply appreciated.