Data proliferation (Ofer Abarbanel online library)

Data proliferation refers to the prodigious amount of data, structured and unstructured, that businesses and governments continue to generate at an unprecedented rate and the usability problems that result from attempting to store and manage that data. While originally pertaining to problems associated with paper documentation, data proliferation has become a major problem in primary and secondary data storage on computers. Continue reading “Data proliferation (Ofer Abarbanel online library)”

Data steward (Ofer Abarbanel online library)

data steward is a role within an organization responsible for utilizing an organization’s data governance processes to ensure fitness of data elements – both the content and metadata. Data stewards have a specialist role that incorporates processes, policies, guidelines and responsibilities for administering organizations’ entire data in compliance with policy and/or regulatory obligations. A data steward may share some responsibilities with a data custodian. Continue reading “Data steward (Ofer Abarbanel online library)”

Data Transformation Services (Ofer Abarbanel online library)

Data Transformation Services, or DTS, is a set of objects and utilities to allow the automation of extract, transform and load operations to or from a database. The objects are DTS packages and their components, and the utilities are called DTS tools. DTS was included with earlier versions of Microsoft SQL Server, and was almost always used with SQL Server databases, although it could be used independently with other databases. Continue reading “Data Transformation Services (Ofer Abarbanel online library)”

Data exploration (Ofer Abarbanel online library)

Data exploration is an approach similar to initial data analysis, whereby a data analyst uses visual exploration to understand what is in a dataset and the characteristics of the data, rather than through traditional data management systems.[1] These characteristics can include size or amount of data, completeness of the data, correctness of the data, possible relationships amongst data elements or files/tables in the data. Continue reading “Data exploration (Ofer Abarbanel online library)”