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

Adaptive Metadata Manager helps manage enterprise data governance – product review by TechTarget

Posted by Michael Sullivan on Sep 9, 2016 10:40:21 AM

We were delighted to see our flagship product - Adaptive Metadata Manager™ - recently reviewed by T.J. Houpes, Products Editor, TechTarget as part of their ‘Buying Decisions’ section on Data Governance software.  You can read the full article here.

In his article, TJ covers:

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Topics: Metadata, FIBO, Data Governance, metadata management solutions

Adaptive named as a Leader in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions

Posted by Michael Sullivan on Sep 1, 2016 10:20:55 AM

ALISO VIEJO, CA. & DUBLIN, IRELAND: — September 1st, 2016 – Adaptive Inc., the Metadata Management platform company, is delighted to announce that Gartner, in their inaugural Magic Quadrant report on Metadata Management Solutions, has named Adaptive as a Leader.

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Topics: Metadata, Magic Quadrant, metadata management solutions, Gartner

Metadata in Regulations Part 1 Be Ready For 2016/679/EU (GDPR)

Posted by Daragh O’Brien on Jun 14, 2016 4:58:39 PM

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Topics: Metadata, 2016/679/EU, GDPR, information supply chain assurance, Ontologies

Adaptive CEO, Jeff Goins, featured in The Silicon Review

Posted by Michael Sullivan on May 27, 2016 3:15:59 PM

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.

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Topics: Metadata, Jeff Goins, Data Governance

5 Use Cases for Applying Ontologies in your IT

Posted by Pete Rivett on May 18, 2016 5:14:08 PM

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?

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Topics: FIBO

Defining Irony: How the NSA made ‘metadata’ mainstream with an incorrect definition

Posted by Daragh O’Brien on May 4, 2016 10:30:00 AM


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?

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Topics: Metadata, Cartography

Announcing Intelligent Search – Powered by Adaptive, content from FIBO®

Posted by Michael Sullivan on Apr 15, 2016 4:34:30 PM

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.

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Topics: FIBO

Meet Us in San Diego at Enterprise Data World Summit

Posted by Michael Sullivan on Apr 14, 2016 1:08:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Data Governance

Five Key Reasons why ‘the Business’ should care about Metadata

Posted by Daragh O’Brien on Apr 13, 2016 12:38:00 PM

“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.

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Topics: Metadata