Major Investment in Adaptive as Irish Sporting Legend Joins Metadata Management Leaders

Posted by Brendan Cannon on Nov 25, 2016 12:41:00 PM

We were delighted to see last week’s Sunday Business Post article in which GAA legend and business investor Bernard Brogan announced that his family’s Steelworks Investments company is assuming the majority shareholding of Adaptive in the coming weeks.

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Topics: metadata manaement, Adaptive, metadata management platform, Bernard Brogan,, Steelworks Investments, Adaptive team

What It Takes To Be a Leader in Gartner’s Metadata Management Magic Quadrant Report

Posted by David Darcy on Nov 15, 2016 10:39:42 AM

Leadership, according to one of the better-known definitions, is the capacity to translate vision into reality. This thinking is reflected in the work of industry watcher Gartner, which measures the capabilities of companies in market sectors it studies according to their strengths in those very competencies.

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Topics: metadata management solutions, metadata management, Adaptive, Gartner Metadata Management Report, metadata management platform, Gartner Magic Quadrant Report

The Elephant in the Room: The Need for Alignment to Enable Data Management

Posted by Brendan Cannon on Nov 8, 2016 10:22:43 AM

You might be familiar with the parable of the elephant and the six men in the dark. If not, here’s a quick recap: Six men are put in a darkened room and asked to identify an animal (the elephant) by each feeling a different part. One feels a leg, another a tusk, another the tail, another the trunk, and so on. When they compare notes, they find that they are all in complete disagreement about what that animal is.

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Topics: metadata management solutions, metadata management, Adaptive, Adaptive in Magic Quadrant, data alignment, data management

Why Gartner is Reporting on Metadata and Why It's Important to CIOs

Posted by David Darcy on Nov 4, 2016 8:45:00 AM

In the world of IT decision making, the Gartner organization occupies a place roughly analogous to that of the leading ratings agencies such as Moody’s or Standard & Poor’s in the financial world. Its reports provide indicators of the strengths and weaknesses of companies operating in a particular sector, the better to enable chief information officers (CIOs) make the crucial IT decisions necessary for their own organizations.

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Topics: metadata management solutions, metadata management, Gartner Metadata Management Report, Adaptive in Magic Quadrant, Gartner Magic Quadrant Report, Adptive leader in Gartner report

To Be, Or Not To Be: Shakespeare, Big Data, and the Metadata Management Solution

Posted by Brendan Cannon on Nov 1, 2016 9:05:00 AM

You may have seen in the news that 17 plays attributed to William Shakespeare were discovered to have been written in collaboration with other playwrights. Long a source of debate, the (co-)authorship of Shakespeare’s plays has until now been uncertain, but with the use of big data, scholars have been able to piece together the puzzle and come up with some very interesting new insights.

To make a long story short, reputed rival Christopher Marlowe co-penned the Henry VI trilogy, while Thomas Middleton adapted All’s Well That Ends Well. That’s all very well, you might say, but how does it relate to big data, and finding an effective way to manage that data for my business?

Here’s where it gets interesting. Information has been around for centuries regarding the authorship of these plays, but it was only with the emergence of big data that scholars could prove it was reliable. They used an extensive data catalog that enabled precise comparisons of different authors. Locating, collating, cross-referencing and assessing the data they now had regarding terms, language and idiolect, they were able to determine that more than one author was involved. The result, exciting new insights.

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Topics: Metadata, metadata manaement, big data, Adaptive, metadata management system, data lakes

The Dimensions of Metadata and Why an Effective Management System is Vital

Posted by James Cerrato on Oct 28, 2016 12:16:56 PM

Companies and organizations now need to meet the demands of regulatory bodies. They need to effectively manage their end-to-end data, and be able to demonstrate their control over it to show accountability and security across the board. That leads to many challenges enterprises need to tackle.

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Topics: metadata management solutions, metadata management, Dimensions of metadata, Adaptive, metadata management system, metadata challenges for business

Adaptive to speak about the dimensions of metadata at DAMA conference in New York

Posted by Brendan Cannon on Oct 21, 2016 10:34:40 AM

With the growth of big data comes many problems regarding the quality of that information, its security and the ability to put it into the proper business context.

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Topics: metadata management solutions, DAMA, metadata management, Adaptive James Cerrato, DAMA conference on big data

Adaptive's Irish R&D centre leading the way for global metadata management solutions

Posted by Brendan Cannon on Oct 19, 2016 8:37:44 AM

Dublin’s position as the leading tech hub in the EMEA region made the decision to establish metadata management solution provider Adaptive’s R&D headquarters in the city a natural one.

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Topics: metadata manaement, metadata management solutions, irish metadata management company, Dublin as a dgital hub, Dublin Adaptive R&D hub

Organizations are starting to look for Metadata Management Solutions. Adaptive can help.

Posted by Michael Sullivan on Oct 3, 2016 7:30:03 PM

It’s obviously a nice thing when you get market validation of a long-held belief: that the value of metadata to organizations is significant, once harnessed and actively managed. With Gartner’s recent coverage of this emerging area, in a new Magic Quadrant report, the message to CIOs and CDOs as well as Information Compliance and Governance Officers is clear: “The growing need for organizations to treat information as an asset is making metadata management strategic, driving significant growth for metadata management solutions.”

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Topics: Gartner

Adaptive: Streamlines Big Data Says 1IT Enterprise Magazine

Posted by Michael Sullivan on Sep 14, 2016 3:11:24 PM

1IT Enterprise Magazine is covering us ...

In their "Big Data Technology Special 2016" edition, 1IT Enterprise Magazine has featured Adaptive Inc. along with a short profile of our CEO, Jeff Goins. #thankyou.

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Topics: Metadata, Data Governance, metadata management solutions, big data