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2018 is Shaping Up to be Another Big Year for Chief Data Officers
Two Januarys ago, we predicted 2017 would see the rise of the Chief Data Officer and last year did not disappoint. All indications are that…
Marjie Cannon March 15, 2018
 
 
5 Big Data Predictions
In 2025, the world will generate 180 zettabytes of data, up from 10 zettabytes in 2015, according to IDC. This represents a significant challenge for…
Alex Gorelik February 27, 2018
 
 
Tag Based Security – Another Key to Unlocking Self-Service Data
One of the key challenges in big data is data security. The relative lack of security in big data environments is a major issue that…
Todd Goldman November 1, 2017
 
 
Are You an Elmer Fudd Data Hunter?
“Be vewy vewy quiet. I’m hunting data!” If you work with data, chances are you’ve uttered that embellished Elmer Fudd line at least once. And…
Todd Goldman October 25, 2017
 
 
Self-Service Analytics is Not Enough. We Need Self-Service Data!
The idea of “self-service” analytics really took off when Tableau was founded in 2003 with the idea that business analysts shouldn’t have to go to…
Todd Goldman October 18, 2017
 
 
How Nordea Achieved Compliance for Far-Flung Data
Our Waterline Data customers are doing some great things with our Smart Data Catalog solutions—“powerful” things according to one customer in particular. That would be Nordea, the…
Todd Goldman October 12, 2017
 
 
Big Data Poll 3: Keith Urban is Wrong about “Wasted Time”
Welcome to our third installment of our ongoing Big Data polls. (You can read about our first round of data in our “Carpenters” post and…
Todd Goldman October 6, 2017
 
 
Like the Carpenters, New Big Data Polls Show Many Businesses Have “Only Just Begun”
Our MakeBigDataWork webinar sessions have gleaned some interesting data from attendees through polls conducted by the webinar leads. What did we find? That many organizations…
Todd Goldman August 29, 2017
 
 
Why is a Data Catalog the Next Critical Big Data PLATFORM Component?
Most industry analysts talk about data catalogs as if they are just a simple database of metadata with a search user interface on them. The…
Todd Goldman August 21, 2017
 
 
Can Big Data Solve the DoD’s Big Data Problem?
  Federal Computer Week recently ran a story on how the US Department of Defense is creating more supply chain related security vulnerabilities through the…
Todd Goldman July 3, 2017
 
 
Three Ways CDOs Can Ratchet Up Their Offense
There’s a cliché in sports: Offense wins games, defense wins championships. When I talk to CDOs about their approach to Big Data, I hear that…
Todd Goldman May 2, 2017
 
 
It’s time to look in the mirror and confess, “I am a data hoarder, and I need help.”
Data hoarding organizations like yours are risking too much.  It’s time for hoarding organizations to shut down their data museums.   Save, save, save! Just…
Todd Goldman March 28, 2017
 
 
Are we currently living in the Dark Ages of big data?
 They called it the Dark Ages. The period following the decline of the Western Roman Empire.   Perhaps one day, data experts will look back…
Todd Goldman March 10, 2017
 
 
ANNOUNCING:  www.MakeBigDataWork.org
Companies are struggling to make big data work.  In fact, most of the companies we work with at Waterline have come to use after their…
Todd Goldman March 6, 2017

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