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IBM Data Management Magazine: Bridging the Data Divide


This month's edition of IBM Data Management Magazine includes a look at a more cost effective solution to a problem many companies face:  keeping multiple categorization and code tables (such as Standard Industrial Classification System (SIC) codes) up to date and in sync.  If you find that making changes to these types of tables (and the need to properly manage multiple such tables) is more time consuming or costly than you would like, a reference data management (RDM) solution may be the solution you are looking for.

Organizations looking for a more efficient, less-costly, and lower-risk approach to these challenges are considering reference data management (RDM) solutions. RDM allows different versions of codes to be managed from a central point, simplifies the creation of mappings between the different versions, and enables transcoding of values across data sets. Cross-enterprise reference data can then be reconciled for application integration, business process integration, statutory and non-statutory reporting, compliance, and BI analysis.

RDM works by treating reference data as a special type of master data and applying proven master data management (MDM) techniques including governance, security, and audit control.


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Other topics covered in this month's edition include:


Bridging the Data Divide
Bridging the Data Divide
By Chris Young

Using reference data management to reduce cost, complexity, and business risk
Business Intelligence in the Hadoop Era
Business Intelligence in the Hadoop Era
By James Kobielus

Drilling through petabytes of actionable intelligence




Hyper-Speed Analytics with IBM DB2 for z/OS
Hyper-Speed Analytics with IBM DB2 for z/OS
By Cristian Molaro

The value of query accelerators
A Framework that Focuses on the “amp;Data” in Big Data Governance
A Framework that Focuses on the “Data” in Big Data Governance
By Sunil Soares

Big data types, information governance disciplines, industries, and functions




How to Get Social Media Analytics Wrong
How to Get Social Media Analytics Wrong
By Tom Deutsch

Lessons from the front lines
Netezza Migration Kung-Fu, Part 1
Netezza Migration Kung-Fu, Part 1
By David Birmingham

Why de-engineering should be your guiding principle