We are delighted that Jeff Goins, our CEO, was interviewed recently by The Silicon Review. You can read the full article here. In it Jeff outlines Adaptive's vision for helping organizations use the Adaptive Platform to build robust solutions for Data Governance, Business Glossaries, Metadata Management and Enterprise Architectures.Read More
Use Case #1. The Business Glossary BI Reports without thoroughly understood ‘metric definitions’ and ‘metric calculations’ to support them, stored in a ‘Business Metrics Glossary’, run the risk of being systematically sub-optimized. Building Business Glossaries can be expensive and time consuming (but well worth it). Leveraging the power of industry specific domain ontologies (freely available and free to use) will considerably cut down the time you have to spend on both modelling the problem and arguing about meaning. What price would you put on gaining information assurance in your BI Reporting?
What is metadata? All too often when I ask this question of technologist colleagues I get bombarded with an array of definitions, the only unifying characteristic of which is that they fail to evoke relevance for me from a busy business manager’s perspective.
“Metadata is data about data,” I’m told. “Metadata is data that provides information about other data.” I chortle at this because one of the overlaps between my legal training and my years of experience in data modelling is that it is always an error to define something with reference to itself, and these definitions sound very recursive. Also, this definition causes those of us who are not information-centric or technology-biased thinkers to switch off. Data is the job of the IT department after all, right?
When people say “content is king” it usually refers to the consumer world and the enjoyment of digital goods like movies, books, TV or even education. But give a thought for how important “content” is inside large, complex organizations.Read More
April 2016, and that means the Enterprise Data World 2016 event is here. As a Gold Sponsor we are delighted to have the chance to renew contact with clients, prospects and friends over the course of 4 days and beyond. Our CTO, Pete Rivett is speaking on how to practically apply FIBO® to key IT management issues on Tuesday 19th.
Topics: Data Governance
“Metadata” is a much abused term that entered the mainstream vocabulary in recent years through
the revelations about mass surveillance by agencies such as GCHQ and the NSA. Unfortunately,
much of the data that was labelled ‘metadata’ in media commentary on surveillance isn’t – it’s actual data recording the fact of a phone call or an email.
Big Data platforms are not just hype anymore, they are actively installed and working in many industries and across organizations of all sizes (from disruptive fintech houses to global financial services enterprises). But as Big Data becomes part of the landscape it also raises the stakes for better data governance: where did that data originate, what does that data mean, how does it flow in and through my organisation?Read More
Topics: Data Governance
Adaptive is pleased to announce the opening of an EMEA HQ in Dublin, as part of major international expansion plans. Based in Dublin’s Digital Hub offices, Adaptive’s drive into European and International markets is led by our new Chief Operating Officer, Brendan Cannon.Read More