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Ride London Data Visualisation 2016

Congratulations to all Ride London participants! We enjoyed watching and supporting Prudential Ride…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on August 8, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Panama Papers – how did they pull off history’s biggest data leak?

Find out how Data to Value’s Graph Data software partners Neo4j and Linkurious have been used in the Panama Papers investigation.

Recently there has been a lot of interest around the newly published Panama papers. This giant trove of…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on April 7, 2016 at 4:59am — No Comments

The General Data Protection Regulation in a nutshell

After more than three years of discussion the EU General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR framework has been finally agreed on. This directive will replace the current 1998 Data Protection Act. As with most major legislative change it will not be enforced immediately and will likely…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on April 4, 2016 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Top 20 Open Data sources

Data is everywhere, created and used by just about anyone. The days when companies or individuals had to pay significant sums of money to access useful and interesting datasets is long gone. Here is our top 20 list of the best free data sources available online.

 

1. Data.gov.uk the UK government’s open data portal including the British National Bibliography – metadata on all UK books and publications since 1950.



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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on February 24, 2016 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

Outside In Data Governance – a value driven approach

Originally written by Nigel Higgs on LinkedIn Pulse.

We who have been in the data sphere a while and in and around Data…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on February 15, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Open Data in Government

Open data has several definitions but our preferred one at Data To Value is from the Open Data Institute‘Open data is data that anyone can access, use and share.’ Simple really but there is a follow-on – ‘For…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on February 3, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Introduction to data quality

How many times have you heard managers and colleagues complain about the quality of the data in a particular report, system or database? People often describe poor quality data as unreliable or not trustworthy. Defining exactly what high or low quality data is, why it is a certain quality…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on February 2, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

Introduction to metadata

Metadata is organised information that describes, locates or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve information. Metadata is all around us, it started as catalogue cards in libraries and is now used mainly in a digital manner. Metadata is everywhere,…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on January 22, 2016 at 12:45am — 3 Comments

Exploring the VW scandal with graph analysis

Our software partners Linkurious were excited to dive in to the VW emissions scandal case we have prepared and documented their findings in this great article, keep reading or visit the source of this article Here

 

The German car manufacturer admitted cheating emissions tests. Which companies are impacted directly or indirectly by these revelations? James Phare…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on December 14, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Webinar: Cognitive Investment Management, Research & Risk Management

In this short webinar watch how we help leading Investment Managers, Banks, Brokers, Asset Managers and Hedge Funds supercharge their existing investment approaches with Big Data, Semantics and Machine Learning.

 

Director James Phare talks about how we use machine learning algorithms, semantics and other techniques to process huge volumes of unstructured, semi structured and structured data in order to identify hidden risks and opportunities.

 

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on November 30, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Top 6 Data Modeling Tools

Businesses these days rely heavily on data to make important decisions on a day-to-day basis. The flow of correct and consistent data is of great importance for business users to make quick and well informed decisions. The flow and relationships of data need to be defined and structured to ensure best results. This process is called Data Modelling. To avoid human error and speed up the process specialised software is used to help with building a logical data model, a physical data…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on November 26, 2015 at 1:42am — 3 Comments

The Hadoop Ecosystem: HDFS, Yarn, Hive, Pig, HBase and growing...

Hadoop is the leading open-source software framework developed for scalable, reliable and distributed computing. With the world producing data in the zettabyte range there is a growing need for cheap, scalable, reliable and fast computing to process and make sense of all of this data. The…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on November 25, 2015 at 1:20am — 4 Comments

Top 5 graph visualisation tools

Data visualisation is the process of displaying data in visual formats such as charts, graphs or maps. This method is commonly used to grasp more meaning out of a snapshot of data which in other approaches might require sorting through piles of spreadsheets and great quantity of reports. With the amount of data growing rapidly it is more important than ever to interpret all of this information correctly and quickly to make well-informed business decisions.

Graph visualisation has a…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on November 23, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Introduction to Data Lineage

Sophisticated modern businesses like banks and insurers are data rich. Data is fundamental to their business effectiveness and efficiency.

However, data is not just relevant to the business processes that create it. Many classes of data are essential outside of their main business purpose.…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on November 5, 2015 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational DBMS

Gartner released their Magic Quadrant for operational database management systems. As expected the leaders in this market space in terms of completeness and execution are the well-established solutions such as Oracle, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.

Although the robust and well-established solutions are still the preferred choice in the market, Gartner indicates that the open-source solutions are making way into the market as well. It is predicted that by 2018 more than 70%…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on October 16, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Introduction to Apache Spark

New technologies continue to emerge enabling faster data processing and advanced analytics. The Hadoop platform was a great breakthrough in this space as it solved many of the storage and retrieval challenges for very large and varied datasets by dividing and processing across multiple machines. This was…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on October 14, 2015 at 4:06am — No Comments

How semantics is creating a better internet

The internet has been improved drastically since its origins of being used in university supercomputers to collaborate on research projects. It has revolutionised human behaviour - changing the way we communicate, conduct business, create and consume information. It has become very sophisticated and at the same…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on October 9, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

An introduction to ElasticSearch

Search engines are now an integral part of people’s everyday lives. We are used to having access to information at the click of a button. However we rarely think how much work goes into this ability to search for information. Search engine software has become extremely advanced in recent years, now using complex algorithms to provide the most relevant information with predictive search and search suggestion capabilities. Many engines can do this in real-time, processing millions of…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on September 28, 2015 at 1:54am — No Comments

Introduction to open data

Today the world generates vast quantities of data each day that can be used to enhance the quality of living of virtually anyone in the world. Information is power but also a tool for supporting development, knowledge sharing and social initiatives. Tracking natural disasters, crowdsourcing rainfall data…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on September 22, 2015 at 3:58am — 1 Comment

Client regulatory data management challenges and opportunities

Stricter rules are being imposed on the financial sector in a variety of areas following the financial crisis. Regulators are more than ever involved in scrutinising Know Your Customer (KYC) processes and are large fines for non-compliant firms. Anti-money laundering (AML) practices have become deeper and more advanced to counter the financing of terrorism, corruption and crime. EMIR and Dodd Frank legislations were also put into place with the aim of improving transparency and reducing…

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Added by Zygimantas Jacikevicius on September 21, 2015 at 2:47am — No Comments

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