10 Golden rules for Data Management

(Lessons from DAMA)

Data increasingly proves value to organizations. Data allows them to improve products, services and processes, reduce risks and gain competitive advantage by being able to predict demand more accurately.

Data Management is the key to optimally profit from the benefits data has to offer. Successful Data Management (DM) delivers the right data at the right stakeholder or process at the right time.

DAMA provides a standardized approach to organize Data Management. DAMA addresses several topics (‘knowledge area’s’) that are separately elaborated in the DAMA/DMBOK (Data Management Body of Knowledge). Think of domains like Data Storage, Data Interoperability, Data-warehousing and Data Security. Each domain describes its own objectives, activities, processes, deliverables and principles – the rules to conduct data management effectively. In total DAMA lists about 150 of those principles.

As this number of rules is hard to live by, we have analyzed all and condensed them into a manageable set of 10 golden rules that together define fundamental critical success factors of DAMA.

Harald van der Weel10 Golden rules for Data Management
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Event Driven Architecture


Data is the buzzword these days: organizations want to be data driven. They create a lot of data, want to create value out of this data and want the data fast and available 24/7. Therefore the IT architecture needs to be flexible, scalable, resilient, responsive and message (data) driven.

This is where an Event Driven Architecture (EDA) can help and in the next 4 blogs I want to guide you in this event journey.

This first blog will be about events in general and how they can be utilized on all kinds of levels within an organization. In the second blog I will talk about a reference architecture that organizations can use as a starting point. It explains which capabilities are relevant in such an architecture. In the third blog I will describe some principles and guidelines that you can use within an event driven architecture. In the last blog I will explain how an organization can become event driven. I will take you through a maturity model and the steps that you can take to get to a level that your organization needs to reach its business goals.

Roger van de KimmenadeEvent Driven Architecture
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Man Chaun op weg naar de top!

Man Chaun is 26 jaar oud en werkt nu sinds een paar maanden als consultant bij SynTouch. Man Chaun is leergierig, ambitieus en haalde de afgelopen maanden verschillende certificaten. Nu is hij alweer bezig met zijn volgende MuleSoft training.

Lotte HermsenMan Chaun op weg naar de top!
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Data: Een wapen tegen corona

De strijd tegen corona toont eens te meer het belang van goede data. Data is een wapen dat ons in staat stelt om de ontwikkelingen van het virus te volgen, te voorspellen en uiteindelijk een strategie te ontwikkelen om COVID-19 in te tomen.

Harald van der WeelData: Een wapen tegen corona
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Data Value Chain

“Data is het nieuwe goud”, een veel gehoord credo. In tegenstelling tot bij goud hebben wijzelf echter grote invloed op de waarde van onze data. De SynTouch Data Value Chain toont hoe deze waarde stap voor stap gecreëerd kan worden van ruwe “grondstof” tot een kostbaar “bedrijfsjuweel”.datavaluechain data

Harald van der WeelData Value Chain
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This is the second blog in a series of 3 blogs about the Velocity Conference 2019 in Berlin. Read the second blog here

Thursday: Even more keynotes, sessions and the inevitable trip back home

How to deploy infrastructure in just 13.8 billion years Ingrid Burrington (Independent)

A talk about the history of the universe and how we got to computer. It was a very abstract talk, but in the end, I think the gist is that computers are still a very young field and we should work on the future of the technology instead of maintaining the status-quo of the systems of today.

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Bas @O’Reilly’s Velocity Conference 2019 – Day 2

This is the second blog in a series of 3 blogs about the Velocity Conference 2019 in Berlin. Read the first blog here

Day one Keynotes

The overall theme of today is a shared language between different types of roles within your IT operations. Something the writer of this blog is struggling with this on a daily basis.

Bas LangenbergBas @O’Reilly’s Velocity Conference 2019 – Day 2
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Bas @O’Reilly’s Velocity Conference 2019 – Berlin

This is the first blog in a series of 3 blogs about the Velocity Conference 2019 in Berlin.

Within SynTouch, I try to be on top of the next big thing from infrastructure perspective. Therefore, I went to O’Reilly’s Velocity conference, in my opinion one of the best conferences someone in my area of expertise can go to. This blog is my report on my experience. I wrote down what I took away from the conference and most important, my lessons learned. This blog is a mixture of my own opinions and those of the speakers.

Bas LangenbergBas @O’Reilly’s Velocity Conference 2019 – Berlin
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Bernd op weg naar de top!

Bernd is 27 jaar oud en werkt nu 1,5 jaar als consultant bij SynTouch. Bernd is leergierig en heeft de ambitie om carrière te maken in de ICT-sector. Afgelopen week haalde hij nog zijn “Pega Senior System Architect” certificaat en nu is hij alweer bezig met zijn volgende opleiding.  Naast het werk binnen SynTouch is hij druk met een onderzoek in de gezondheidszorg. Vanuit zijn studie doet Bernd onderzoek naar verstoringen in de operatiekamer. Zijn onderzoek wordt zelfs gepubliceerd in de Journal for Surgical Endoscopy. Daar zijn wij als SynTouch natuurlijk ook erg trots op!

Lees hieronder het verhaal van Bernd…

Lotte HermsenBernd op weg naar de top!
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Kafka Streaming – First Gulp

After setting up the environment, it is now time to simulate the beer ratings flowing in. As explained, I will start off several generators simultaneously. To generate some (intended) data skew away from the average, several generators will have the same structural event definition, however they will be different in the combination of users, beers and ratings upper and lower bounds. Of course this is also based on my personal preference – who said my demonstration scenario should be fair?

Milco NumanKafka Streaming – First Gulp
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