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Smooth Sailing for Data Lakes: Hadoop/Hive + Data Curation

Although we’ve debated the risks and benefits of data lakes in past posts, we understand the tremendous appeal for enterprises trying to harness the Big Data Variety opportunity. Today, business users expect fast access to all the data available to…

Dec 18, 2014 Featured Content

The Evolution of ETL

Those of you who found your way to this blog are probably quite comfortable with the concept of ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) and its cousin ELT (Extract, Load, Transform). ETL is defined as taking data stored in one location, transforming…

Dec 11, 2014 Featured Content

Tamr’s Take: On Andrew McAfee’s “Big Data’s Biggest Challenge”

Here’s a simple rule for the second machine age we’re in now: as the amount of data goes up, the importance of human judgment should go down. So says Andrew McAfee, co-director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy in…

Dec 8, 2014 Featured Content

The Laws and Limits of Data Science

  Big Data is in its infancy and is opening the door to grand opportunities and challenges in Data Science. We know that the data science tools and techniques being developed have enormous power. We also know that these tools…

Nov 14, 2014 Featured Content

Using the Tamr API to Manage Dynamic Information

Connecting and enriching data is a worthy challenge for information-driven enterprises, but data management in the enterprise isn’t a one-time project. Data is dynamic. Almost as quickly as data sources are understood and connected, new information will emerge from various…

Nov 10, 2014 Data Sheet

Will Data Lakes turn into Data Swamps or Data Reservoirs?

  Welcome to Data Lakes, one of the more unlikely sources of controversy we’ve run across this year. Gartner kicked off the hullabaloo in July with its report, “The Data Lake Fallacy: All Water and Little Substance,” which held that…

Nov 5, 2014 Featured Content

Tamr F.A.Q

Learn more about the Tamr platform and how it can be used to connect disparate data sources within the enterprise. Table of Contents What is Tamr? What is Data Curation? What is Data Unification? Who are Data Stewards? Is Tamr…

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The Big (C-Level) Data Conundrum

Why you’re closer than you think to fulfilling the “Big Data Promise”     So you’re a CEO – or CTO or CIO – of an enterprise that has made massive investments in data and analytics based on the heady…

Nov 4, 2014 Featured Content

RDBMS vs. NoSQL: Data Flexibility

There is a long-standing debate about appropriateness of traditional RDBMS and NoSQL systems for different applications. One motivation for a non-RDBMS storage tier for an application is data flexibility. The conventional wisdom about applications like Tamr’s that work with a…

Oct 9, 2014 Featured Content

Dataversity: Taming Data Integration

  Jelani Harper of Dataversity wrote a great article, “Taming Data Integration,” in which she discussed issues around modern data integration technologies. The article is based upon her interview with Andy Palmer and Nidhi Aggarwal of Tamr. Summarizing Tamr, Jelani…

Oct 2, 2014 Featured Content