Enterprise Information Management in the 21st Century

EIM in the age of Semantcs, Big Data, and Social Media

Link Roundup – September 4, 2012

An extra day this week due to the US holiday…Here are some links
in the world of Enterprise Information Management that you may have
missed last week:

Big Data

Cloud Computing is the New Nimbyism (OCDQ) – How the cloud is changing the way mid-sized businesses do business from an IT perspective…

Big Data Innovation in Analytics (Hadoop) and Hand-Coding (Informatica) – A recap of an investor conference panel discussion on the impact of Hadoop…

The Role APIs Play in Determining the Winners of the Cloud Computing Wars (ProgrammableWeb) – Old business games in new clothes…

Graphs are Everywhere: Solving the Complexities of Social Connections
(NeoTechnology) – An emerging technique for visualizing social
interactions, which is difficult to do with relational technology…

Three Techniques for Visualizing Data from Google BigQuery (ProgrammableWeb) – OK, so you have access to Google BigQuery – what are you going to do with it?

Interactive Analysis of Large-Scale Datasets (Web of Data) – When you’ve exhausted the capabilities of MapReduce, what can you do?

Data Governance

Mastering Data in Healthcare: Beyond Patients (IBM) – An introduction to multi-domain MDM in an industry that cries out for it…

Decision Time: Automated Integration Tools vs. Manual Coding
(SearchDataManagement) – An interview with Rick Sherman of Athena IT
Solutions, discussing the tipping point in employing automated tools for
data integration…

Data Governance Sustains Your Data Lifecycle (Informatica) – A look at where Data Governance fits into Informatica’s data lifecycle methodology…

Leading Global Standards Organizations Endorse ‘OpenStand’ Principles that Drive Innovation and Borderless Commerce (OpenStand) – Standards bodies collaborating? This I gotta see…

Data Quality

Seven Reasons Why Using a Spreadsheet for a Business Glossary Won’t Cut It (Informatica) – Yeah, I know, spreadsheets again…but it can’t be said often enough in all kinds of different ways…

Linked/Open Data

The Potentials and Pitfalls of Open Data
(IT Business Edge) – As I mentioned at DGIQ this June, Open Data has a
great deal of potential, but also carries with it a larger data
management cost…

Linked Data at Wikia (Greg Kellogg) – New ways of enabling Linked Data in wikis…

Turtle and Linked Data (Kingsley Idehen) – Detail on using the Turtle syntax to utilize Linked Data…

RDFa, Microdata, Turtle-in-HTML, and RDFLib (Ivan Herman) – More detail on using Turtle for data representation…

SureChem Delivers First Freely Available Chemistry Patent Database via API (ProgrammableWeb) – One more nail in the coffin of the proprietary data set business…

Big Data is Important, But Open Data is More Valuable
(eWeek) – Some say that having Gartner on your side is like having Mike
Greenberg pick you team to win the Super Bowl (gratuitous ESPN
Mike&Mike reference), but it’s good to see major analysts looking at
this question…

Turing Festival: Slicing and Dicing the BBC
(BBC) – A look inside the archives of the UK’s BBC Archives. And to
think, they didn’t want to keep the original Monty Python tapes…

Socrata Data API: Keeping Government Open (ProgrammableWeb) – A method for ensuring government transparency by doing it yourself…

OCLC Research to Develop Semantic Similarity Computing Algorithms with the Europeana Dataset (STM Publishing News) – Linking together European government data sets for “similar object browsing”…


Semantics

Biologically Inspired Intelligence is Foundation of AI-One’s Platform (SemanticWeb.com) – Another take on the elusive goal of synthetic intelligence…

Pragmatech’s CTRL Semantic Engine Puts the Focus on Key Topics (SemanticWeb.com) – A tool for performing related language searches…

IBM DB2 as a Triple Store (BobDC) – So you want to use DB2 for semantics, eh? Better know Java really well…

WalMart Builds Its Own Shopping Search Engine (GigaOm) – WalMart takes on Amazon just in time for Christmas 2012…Initial results on sales conversions are impressive…

Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments…

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