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Operationalizing Data Lake Privacy Governance for Value Creation

Informatica Blog - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 17:13
How today’s businesses are gaining new customer insights through analytics while meeting the growing challenge of modern privacy mandates A global footwear manufacturer was recently in the news over a shoe design controversy that polarized consumers between patriotism and social justice activism. When jumping into the debate, a common conclusion is often, “Hey, they KNOW their audience, they’ll be fine.” But how do consumer-focused companies REALLY know the impact—or do they even ...
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8 Best Practices for Cloud Master Data Management

Informatica Blog - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 08:44
Cloud computing has gained a lot of attention in the last decade since Amazon Web Services (AWS) first launched in 2006. Amazon has been the undisputed leader in the fundamental shift in the delivery of products and services to end customers ever since, but its dominance is now being challenged by an aggressive push by both Microsoft and Google cloud computing platforms.  I speak with leaders in many organizations, and each one has a strategy that is unique to their journey t...
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Machine Learning Needs Data Quality

Informatica Blog - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 15:45
Data quality is not a new problem. Then again, for the past few decades, the quality of data was mainly considered in the context of data warehousing and operational systems. However, with the ever-increasing volume and variety of data, data lakes to store structured and unstructured data at scale, and the resurgence of machine learning, data analysts and data engineers are starting to ask, “How do I ensure data is fit for purpose in this alternative paradigm?” When it comes to ma...
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What You Should Know About Serverless

Informatica Blog - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 13:30
Serverless is a cloud architecture that allows you to be free of managing servers, virtual machines (VMs), or containers. Serverless does not mean there are no servers involved (servers are still used for running applications). It simply means that you do not have to interact with or control the servers involved in the architecture. Serverless allows you to focus on the design and objectives of your application. 4 key characteristics of serverless These four characteristics help classify ...
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Avoiding the Garbage-In, Garbage-Out Problem with Your Descriptive Analytics Workflow

Informatica Blog - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 23:07
We all understand the importance of deriving the right insights from our data.  In order to stay competitive and thrive in today’s business climate, organizations need to have a holistic, 360-degree understanding of their customers and their operations.  Sometimes, however, we can often get carried away with the whole process of collecting and interpreting our data and forget to ask a more fundamental question, “Is the underlying data correct in the first place?” This is a big chal...
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Informatica Enables Innovation and Acceleration with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

Informatica Blog - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 18:10
Today, Microsoft announced its Azure Synapse Analytics offering that combines two core use cases for modern analytics into a single platform: cloud data warehousing and big data analytics.  Extending the power of Azure SQL Data warehouse with the parallel processing, in-memory performance of Spark, and a unified development environment, Microsoft has raised the bar for accelerating analytics. Azure Synapse provides our joint customers a powerful set of new capabilities: Scale...
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How to Build Composite Solutions on Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB With Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services

Informatica Blog - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 02:10
Microsoft’s Azure Cosmos DB provides the enterprise tremendous capability when building globally available applications, especially when low latency, consistency, and redundancy are critical success factors. But as with nearly any globally available enterprise solution, it usually requires a composite set of technologies to work together in harmony. Solutions built with Azure Cosmos DB will most likely have many different sources of data, and downstream analytics applications will have yet anoth...
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20 Eye-Opening Statistics About Customer Experience

Informatica Blog - Wed, 10/30/2019 - 22:04
No industry is immune to digital transformation or competitive disruption, and every business is on the hook to deliver brilliant customer experiences (CX) to every customer, at every touchpoint. Businesses are integrating digital and personalization into their culture, processes, technologies, and customer-facing experiences. That’s because consumers (B2C) and business buyers (B2B) alike want to find companies that are easy to do business with. They’re looking for self-service, and cons...
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Talend’s vault-based secrets revealed : Open-sourcing Vault Sidecar Injector

Talend Blog - Tue, 10/29/2019 - 12:05
Handling secrets has always been a challenging and critical task within organizations. As production workloads deployed in remote clouds or following hybrid patterns are ever increasing, this problematic becomes more complex: we still want to manage secrets from a central place, using state-of-the-art security practices (encryption at rest, secrets rotation), with as less adherence on the underlying technology as possible to maximize components reusability across deployment topologies and ease t...
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5 best practices to innovate at speed in the Cloud: Tip #2 Get instant access to data whenever it is needed

Talend Blog - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 13:08
Starting September, The Talend Blog Team began sharing fruitful tips & to securely kick off your data project in the cloud at speed.  This week, we’ll start with the second capability: Get instant access to data whenever it is needed   Data enablement doesn’t stop by delivering data in a data lake or data warehouse. Data must reach easily its point of consumption. Whether it is accessed as a self-service by a business user or integrated into an application, making trusted data available...
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Choosing a Hybrid Cloud Integration Solution

Informatica Blog - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 23:33
Good data, cloud computing, and agile, adaptable software: These are must-haves for any modern enterprise that wants to identify new paths and opportunities for growth, detect problems early on, and change directions as necessary based on business or market demands. Getting data is not the issue; most organizations have tons of data in their databases, applications, IoT streams, and social networks, spread across on-premises and multiple clouds. But how do you get maximum value from ...
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The Smart Data Cloud Approach

Talend Blog - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 14:01
To maximize the benefits of cloud, data & machine learning and make it available to innovative digital teams and customers, the data lake is the definite reference model. How can we accelerate its implementation and scope without losing control or jeopardizing its sustainability? Many data lake initiatives will lead to failure by using artisanal approaches such as specific coding and putting aside quality issues, such as security and governance or compliance. Data from a data lake is only us...
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Five Ways B2B Marketers Can Make a Big Impact

Informatica Blog - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 19:15
Digital has disrupted every corner of business. Demands for always-on and self-service stretch beyond consumers and include business-to-business (B2B) companies as well. This is because the consumers who have grown accustomed to the ease of digital interactions are the same individuals making business purchasing decisions. Whether at home or at the office, individuals want to have good experiences each and every time they interact with a business. Companies who operate primarily in a ...
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Can data privacy compliance create more business opportunities?

Talend Blog - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 14:00
CCPA is the latest regulation which should be a concern for all companies with California residents in their databases. There are less than 90 days left to be ready to comply with CCPA, on top of the other regulations.   The spread of data privacy regulations According to Graham Greenleaf, Professor of Law & Information Systems, UNSW Australia and author of Global Data Privacy Laws 2019: 132 National Laws & Many Bills, the number of countries that have enacted data privacy laws in 2...
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12 Customer Experience Success Stories Worth Mimicking

Informatica Blog - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 19:15
According to a 2018 report from the Pew Research Center, 86% of buyers are willing to pay more for a great customer experience. And 73% of buyers point to customer experience as an important factor in purchasing decisions.  In order to understand today’s and tomorrow’s customers, organizations need to know what customers demand and need. Delivering on those demands, however, is no simple task—but a few brands I work with have achieved amazing result...
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Real-Time Data Drives Strategic Decisions

Informatica Blog - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 19:15
Decision making in business is about seeking a course of action from alternatives, and data powers the critical analysis to select the best course of action. Data has transformed the way businesses operate and take actions. Traditionally, organizations used data stored in their IT systems for making informed business decisions. Slowly, the decisions evolved to include using partner and external data to enrich the decision-making process. With the adoption of streaming analytics techniques and ev...
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How to Become Data-Driven with Informatica and Tableau

Informatica Blog - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 19:15
We all know the problem – businesses today have more data than ever: the total volume of data generated by IoT will reach 600 ZB per year by 2020. Yet many struggle to understand how to leverage their data effectively and scale business value. As a leading data analytics visualization company, Tableau has been on the forefront of helping organizations take advantage of their data assets. The company has recently introduced Tableau Blueprint, step-by-step guide to becoming a data-drive...
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Informatica Named a Leader in Metadata Management by Gartner for the 4th Consecutive Year

Informatica Blog - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 16:30
Gartner recently published its 2019 Metadata Management Magic Quadrant. This is the fourth year that Gartner has published this annual report and for the fourth year in a row, Informatica has been named a Leader.[1] Over the last few years, metadata management  has rapidly evolved from being an arcane technical discipline to a critical business priority for the modern data environment. Why is that the case? By adding context to data, metadata provides the means to understand ...
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The Right Design Tool Is Foundational to a Data Platform

Informatica Blog - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 19:15
“A good tool improves the way you work. A great tool improves the way you think” Jeff Duntemann In my previous blog, I described characteristics of various data processing pipelines regardless of use case, persona, context, or data size.  To support these use cases or personas, the right design tools are essential to creating data processing pipelines using Lego-like blocks and an easy-to-use interface to build a pipeline using those blocks. From our extensive experience, here are key cap...
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Using AI for Outcome-Based Customer Experience

Informatica Blog - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 19:15
Getting from customer satisfaction to winning customers’ hearts and minds. Garbage in… garbage out. As 2020 approaches, the old adage has resurfaced, thanks in large part to four trends that are morphing from talking point into reality: Higher customer expectationsSelecting experiences over price and productExplosion of dataIncreased use of machine learning and AI On their own, none of these trends are new. But when they’re combined with a customer-focused strategy, they represe...
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