Company: erwin, Inc.

Email: Danny.Sandwell@ca.com

With more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, Danny has been with erwin for 16 years. His industry experience includes various roles in data administration, database design, business intelligence, metadata management and application development.

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In my role as Product Marketing Manager for erwin Modeling, I have the pleasure of attending many industry and vendor-sponsored events related to the practice of data management. However, as a representative for a software solution vendor, I often feel like my fellow attendees are taking me “with a grain of salt” because I am…

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Back in March at our erworld virtual conference, I participated in a DM Radio session that discussed the reality of living in a hybrid data world. It was interesting and eye-opening in many ways, yet confirmed what I always believed – Big Data is a reality (no surprise) but companies are still living in a…

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Greetings and Happy New Year to you all! Over the past 9 months, the erwin Modeling team has been busy shouting from the mountaintops about our entry in the Data Governance space.  In April of 2015, we released a new edition of our modeling portal, erwin® Web Portal Data Governance Edition, and we have focused…

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Getting the most out of your data requires getting a handle on data lineage. That’s knowing what data you have, where it is, and where it came from – plus understanding its quality and value to the organization. But you can’t understand your data in a business context much less track data lineage, its physical…

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Organizations have been served yet another reminder of the value of data governance for data security. Hotel and hospitality powerhouse Marriott recently revealed a massive data breach that led to the theft of personal data for an astonishing 500 million customers of its Starwood hotels. This is the second largest data breach in recent history, surpassed only…

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Businesses stand to gain a lot from a unified data platform. This decade has seen data-driven leaders dominate their respective markets and inspire other organizations across the board to use data to fuel their businesses, leveraging this strategic asset to create more value below the surface. It’s even been dubbed “the new oil,” but data is…

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Organizations have spent a lot of time and money trying to harmonize data across diverse platforms, including cleansing, uploading metadata, converting code, defining business glossaries, tracking data transformations and so on. But the attempts to standardize data across the entire enterprise haven’t produced the desired results. A company can’t effectively implement data governance – documenting…

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In light of recent, high-profile data breaches, it’s past-time we re-examined strategic data governance and its role in managing regulatory requirements. News broke earlier this week of British Airways being fined 183 million pounds – or $228 million – by the U.K. for alleged violations of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While…

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The benefits of Data Vault automation from the more abstract – like improving data integrity – to the tangible – such as clearly identifiable savings in cost and time. So Seriously … You Should Automate Your Data Vault  By Danny Sandwell Data Vault is a methodology for architecting and managing data warehouses in complex data…

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Untapped data, if mined, represents tremendous potential for your organization. While there has been a lot of talk about big data over the years, the real hero in unlocking the value of enterprise data is metadata, or the data about the data. However, most organizations don’t use all the data they’re flooded with to reach…

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