When It’s Business…and Personal

The Case of Raymond James 

In the month since FINRA announced total of $17 million in fines against financial adviser Raymond James and its financial services affiliate, two threads have circulated through social media.  The first took note that broker-dealers were now squarely in the enforcement sights of regulators.  The second focused on the piercing of the corporate veil and the penalties administered to James’ former AML Compliance officer.

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The Chief Data Officer and Data Innovation

If you're a CDO, how would you describe your most important role: as gatekeeper or innovator? Or are you walking a tight rope between the two? Those questions figured prominently at the 10th annual MIT Chief Data Officer & Information Quality Symposium held in July.

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How a Virtual Data Catalog Improves Data Governance

Data democratization is about giving a larger group of people in the company access to self-service tools to find and work with the data they need for analysis. This self-service capability needs to happen to enable data-driven organization. But there is a fine line between enabling self-service and ensuring data is accessed by the right people and used in the right situations.

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New Attivio Patent: Dynamic System Updates

As any developer knows, perfect software doesn’t just happen it, pardon the pun, “develops” over time. Developers engage in a seemingly everlasting iterative process involving bug fixes and changes that can last for the lifetime of an application. But writing the software is only half the battle; it must then be deployed.

For big data companies like ours that run software across distributed networks, this is no small task. In particular, a developer makes changes, runs tests, identifies errors or processing improvements to address, and then makes more changes.

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Ecosystem Partners in the Spotlight at Hadoop Summit 2016

I recently attended Hadoop Summit 2016 where not surprisingly there was a lot of conversation about topics other than Hadoop. For example, the importance of ecosystem partners to any Big Data solution.

It was certainly on my mind as we had just published a post about Attivio’s role in the EMC Big Data solution. At the Summit, I sat down with Carey James from EMC and Tony Fisher from Zaloni—another partner in the EMC solution—for an interview with John Furrier of The Cube.

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A Conversation with Ted Bardasz on the EMC Big Data Solution

Attivio is excited to be a part of EMC’s new Big Data Solution. It’s not generally available yet, so we thought we’d have a chat with Ted Bardasz from EMC to give you a look at what this new platform offering is and how Attivio fits in.

Ted Bardasz, Senior Director of Product Management in the Converged Platform Division, EMC

Q: Tell me about your role at EMC.

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Hadoop Earns Its Enterprise Stripes

Atlas Data Governance Delivers "Last Mile"

At Attivio, we work with some of the world's largest banks and manufacturing companies. As they invest more in Hadoop, they also require more from it. They recognize its value in dealing with extremely large and diverse data sets. But they're also looking for enterprise features, and data governance is often at the top of the list.

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How a Semantic Data Catalog Increases Agility and Improves Decision-making

This week we announced that Global Partners LP, a Fortune 500 midstream logistics and marketing company is using Attivio’s semantic data catalog to unify and better analyze data across their company. 

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Boston's First CDO Can Set Example for City Governments

At the end of May, the city of Boston named Andrew Therriault as its first CDO—chief data officer. Therriault, former Director of Data Science for the Democratic National Committee, comes with an impressive background. He has a B.A., M.A. and PhD. in politics from NYU. Before joining the DNC, he served as senior data scientist with Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, whose client list includes global companies, advocacy groups, and political organizations as well as former presidents. So, he's certainly qualified.

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3 Ways to Bridge the Data Discovery Gap

You understand that data is the lifeblood of innovation and competitive differentiation. The key is to get the right data into the hands of business analysts when they need it. Sounds simple in theory, but challenges abound. However, for every challenge enterprises face surfacing and connecting the right data, there is an answer.

Let me explain:

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