The entire process of turning data into information is what Data Warehousing, Data Governance, Analytics, Data Science, and Data Integration is all about. But what exactly is information? What really differentiates data from information? Not surprisingly the word information can be broken up as "in" and "formation". The ability to organize noise is at the heart of information. Data is nothing more than a raw material in need of formation. Information represents refinement and readiness for consumption. From a business stakeholder's perspective, information means easily consumable insight for decision-making. Perhaps that is the ultimate scale of what represents information. How long does it ... subscribe to read more

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