Deb Donston-Miller


A seasoned tech journalist and editor since 1990, Donston-Miller has served in several leadership positions for media organizations including Director of Audience Recruitment and Development, Editor of eWEEK and Executive Editor of eWEEK Labs at Ziff Davis Enterprise. She's contributing to the site, working with expert contributors and recruiting people like you for the Idea Xchange to build community.


IT Innovators: Unboxing SDS at Ignite
One of the many valuable sessions at Microsoft Ignite last week focused on the private cloud with Microsoft SDS (Microsoft Azure Stack). Microsoft’s Group PM Manager, Siddhartha Roy, defined it as how we put software intelligence that delivers feature-rich cloud scale storage and economics on industry-standard volume hardware. Depending on its interpretation, SDS can mean different things to different people.
Big Data Is New--Not 2
In the grand scheme of things, "big data" is an idea as old as ideas.
Microsoft Announces Availability of DocumentDB and Azure Search
Microsoft has announced the general availability of two new services: Azure DocumentDB, Microsoft's horse in the NoSQL race, and Azure Search.
Microsoft Opens Up Azure HDInsight Support to Linux
Continuing to deliver on its promised commitment to open source, Microsoft yesterday announced support for running Azure HDInsight on Ubuntu Linux clusters.
Where Microsoft Leads (in Pricing), Others Are Sure to Follow? 1
After watching Microsoft come late to the table for so many years, it's still kind of surprising (refreshing?) to see it taking the lead.
A Big Deal for Big Data? Microsoft, R and You
Microsoft announced at the end of last month that it was acquiring Revolution Analytics, a commercial provider of software and services for the open source R programming language. R is focused on statistical computing and predictive analytics, which will be key to enabling Microsoft to offer customers the kinds of tools they need to make sense of big data.

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Jul 17, 2017

How Inferred Linking in Matched Records Digs Deeper into Your Data

Duplicate records clutter databases and render the data within them unclear. This kind of problem is very common, and it’s the main reason that deduping software exists. But there’s another benefit to deduplication software: the ability to infer connections between individual records from various data sets....More
May 22, 2017

Chief Data Officer Playbook: How to Be Successful in This Ground-Breaking Role

Companies looking to grow and extract value from their data are increasingly turning to Chief Data Officers (CDOs) to execute their data strategy. The role is new, and a playbook is necessary to address the many challenges CDOs face....More
May 12, 2017

5 Common Challenges to Building BI in the Cloud

After spending 20 years building analytics, BI and database solutions, I've focused on Cloud data solutions over the past 2 years. I've chosen 5 common challenges that I face every day with Cloud migrations and that you'll face in your Cloud BI projects....More

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