We are our clients’ strategic Data Management partners. What goes on at the whiteboards in the basement project rooms of America’s financial institutions is ringed with confidentiality agreements and client privilege. Here’s the part we can tell you.
Classification is a universal problem in Data Management. Some classification problems are very straightforward. For example, a data vendor uses a numerical country code, and the business uses the alphanumeric ISO-2 standard. In principle, there is a one-to-one mapping between values, and a few obvious and simple implementation choices. In practice, there are always exceptions,…Read Full Post
One of the core principles of Object Oriented Design (OOD) is the Open/Closed Principle (OCP). This principle states that software entities—classes, modules, functions, etc.—should be open for extension, but closed for modification. What does this mean? For a great functional example, let’s turn to the world of Data Management (DM). This is a particularly interesting…Read Full Post
Data Science is sexy. As opening statements go, this one has an impeccable pedigree. In October of 2012, the Harvard Business Review published an article entitled “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century“. Depending whom you ask, the term Data Science has been around since 1960, or 1974, or 2008 (according to the…Read Full Post
Somewhere in an alternate universe, billionaire everything-impresario Richard Branson is preparing a guest column for an upcoming issue of Wired. His topic—and this required a little wheedling of the Wired editorial board, but generally Sir Richard gets what he wants—is a profile of the little firm that shook the Data Management industry like a giant…Read Full Post
After many months of planning, design, and implementation, we are very proud to announce the launch of our new website! Of course a website is really just the tip of any corporate iceberg. The redesign of our website was far more than a cosmetic facelift: it actually represented a complete review and refactor of HotQuant’s…Read Full Post
CHICAGO, IL, Jan. 5, 2016 – HotQuant, Inc., and the EDM Council, a non-profit trade association to advance the practice of data management, have partnered through the Council’s Authorized Partner Program to enable HotQuant to conduct assessments utilizing the EDM Council’s Data Management Capability Assessment Model (DCAM™) framework. “DCAM is a comprehensive framework to assess…Read Full Post
When I got into the business of data management, it struck me how many similarities these implementations share with standard software development projects. What struck me even more is how many organizations do not apply lessons learned from software development to data management system implementations. I wish I knew why, and I have some ideas,…Read Full Post