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New White Paper! 50 Years of Mainframe Sorting Innovation from Syncsort

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 13:30
Over the past 5 decades the focus for the mainframe has been on bigger, faster, cheaper processing power. This is no surprise considering the technology advancements that have occurred. The enormous water-cooled S/370s with only megabytes of real storage housed in raised floor environments and taking up a huge physical footprint have been replaced by very small, exponentially faster systems, supporting terabytes of real storage and a variety of applications. Our latest white paper, “50 Yea...
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Introduction to the Agile Data Lake

Talend Blog - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 16:41
Let’s be honest, the ‘Data Lake’ is one of the latest buzz-words everyone is talking about. Like many buzzwords, few really know how to explain what it is, what it is supposed to do, and/or how to design and build one.  As pervasive as they appear to be, you may be surprised to learn that Gartner predicts that only 15% of Data Lake projects make it into production.  Forrester predicts that 33% of Enterprises will take their attempted Data Lake projects off life-support.  That’s scary!  Data Lake...
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Mainframe vs. PC: 4 Things a Mainframe Can Do That Your PC Can’t

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 13:30
Mainframes originated in the 1950’s—longer ago than many people reading this. If mainframes are so old, why do they remain an important IT resource across so many industries? Why do we still keep mainframes around in age of the PC and the cloud? Part of the answer is that mainframes can do things that other computers just cannot. To understand just how valuable mainframes still are, let’s take a look at the major differences between mainframes and PC. Data Processing IBM says that z1...
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How Self-Service Has Rewritten Data Management for Analytics

Informatica Blog - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 18:00
I joined Informatica just a few weeks ago to lead marketing for our big data management portfolio. And there is no better way to dive into the Informatica community than to start blogging. So that’s what I’m going to do! I hope you’ll join me for the ride as we discuss the future of big data management for analytics. While Informatica is new to me as an employer, our marketplace is not new to me. Cloud, big data, and data security have been part of my DNA throughout my almost 20-yea...
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3 Real-World Disaster Recovery Scenarios

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 13:30
Disaster recovery is one of those things that is easy to explain in the abstract, and harder to understand at the real-world, implementational level. That is why it may be worth your time to study some disaster recovery examples that help illustrate the steps required to prepare for disaster recovery, as well as the process involved in a successful recovery from disaster. That’s what we do below. Keep reading for some examples of real-world disaster recovery scenarios. We’ll focus es...
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Informatica Recognized as the Best Solution Award for Driving Customer Insights at Cloudera’s annual Partner Summit

Informatica Blog - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 18:00
I’m excited to share that Informatica was recently recognized as the Best Solution to ‘Drive Customer Insights’ at Cloudera’s 6th annual Partner Summit, held on September 10, 2018 in New York City! The Award The partner award recognizes the strong collaboration and unified focus between Informatica and Cloudera to help drive greater customer value and impact through joint solutions built on Cloudera’s machine learning and analytics platform. “Informatica has been a great partner helping cu...
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Expert Interview (Pt 2): Josh Poduska, Chief Data Scientist at Domino Data Lab on Tracking Model Lineage

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:30
At the recent Strata Data event in NYC, Paige Roberts of Syncsort had a chance to sit down and speak with Josh Poduska, the Chief Data Science Officer at Domino Data Lab. In part one, Roberts and Poduska discussed data science maturity levels and how to make data science more achievable and practical. Part two focuses on lineage, both data and model lineage for auditability, and how to tackle both data and model bias. Roberts:  At Syncsort we approach it from the other side, from the data side, ...
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Introducing Talend Data Catalog: Creating a Single Source of Trust

Talend Blog - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:07
Talend Fall ’18 is here! We’ve released a big update to the Talend platform this time around including support for APIs, as well as new big data and serverless capabilities. You will see blogs from my colleagues to highlight those major new product and features introductions. On my side, I’ve been working passionately to introduce Talend Data Catalog, which I believe has the potential to change the way data is consumed and managed within our enterprise. Our goal with this launch is to help our c...
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Achieve Analytics Nirvana at TC18!

Informatica Blog - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 19:15
Have you ever done yoga or meditation? You probably have, right? I mean who amongst us, frenzied professionals, have not at least dabbled in an attempt to calm our mind and body amidst the ever-increasing demands of society? Remember that elated sense of nirvana after you got out of yoga and meditation class? Wouldn’t it be simply fabulous if you could feel that way about data? If you could feel so elated when you easily and simply just reach for that data you need for your analysis. And you wou...
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Expert Interview (Pt 1): Josh Poduska, Chief Data Scientist at Domino Data Lab on Making Production Data Science More Achievable

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 13:30
At the recent Strata Data event in NYC, Paige Roberts of Syncsort had a chance to sit down and speak with Josh Poduska, the Chief Data Science Officer at Domino Data Lab. In part one of this two part series, Roberts and Poduska discuss data science maturity levels and how to make data science more achievable and practical. Roberts: Let’s start with introducing yourself. Can you tell our readers a little about yourself? Poduska: I’m Josh Poduska, Chief Data Science Officer with Domino Data Lab. I...
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Astrazeneca: Building the Data Platform of the Future

Talend Blog - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 13:28
AstraZeneca plc is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that is the world’s seventh-largest pharmaceutical business, with operations in more than 100 countries. The company focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines, which are used by millions of patients worldwide. It’s one of the few companies to span the entire lifecycle of a medicine; from research and development to manufacturing and supply, and the global commercialization of primary c...
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IBM i Security – 6 super short webcasts to help protect your iSeries

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 10/13/2018 - 13:30
Over the last several months, Syncsort has run a series of 15-minute webcasts covering various topics across the broad realm of IBM i security. This short format has proven to be quite popular with our audiences. See what tips our experts have to share in these six 15-minute recorded sessions. 1. Accelerating Regulatory Compliance for IBM i Systems Do you need to accelerate compliance for your IBM i systems? Whether it be for PCI, SOX, GDPR or other regulations, view this 15-minute webcast on-d...
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Elsevier: How to Gain Data Agility in the Cloud

Talend Blog - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 19:50
Presenting at Talend Connect London 2018 is Reed Elsevier (part of RELX Group), a $7 billion data and analytics company with 31,000 employees, serving scientists, lawyers, doctors, and insurance companies among its many clients. The company helps scientists make discoveries, lawyers win cases, doctors save lives, insurance companies offer customers lower prices, and save taxpayers money by preventing fraud. Standardizing business practices for successful growth As the business grew over the year...
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Little Kids, Little Problems, Big Kids, Big Problems

Informatica Blog - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 19:15
I was talking with a colleague recently about our kids and we were sharing stories about the challenges of raising them. While Jim is starting out on the journey (his kids are 1 and 3), I am nearing the end of the journey (I hope), with two young adults – 18 and 21. During our conversation, I was reminded of a saying “Little Kids, Little Problems, Big Kids, Big Problems” and the different parenting styles we adopt as our kids grow up. This got me thinking, are there similarities with little data...
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Bitwise: Cloud Data Warehouse Modernization – Inside Look at Talend Connect London

Talend Blog - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:28
With expectations of business users evolving beyond limitations of traditional BI capabilities, we see a general thrust of organizations developing a cloud-based data strategy that enterprise users can leverage to build better analytics and make better business decisions. While this vision for cloud strategy is fairly straightforward, the journey of identifying and implementing the right technology stack that caters to BI and analytical requirements across the enterprise can create some stumblin...
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Splunk .conf 2018 Showcases What’s Next for Splunkers from Mobile to the Cloud

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 13:30
Splunk’s annual .conf event returned to Orlando last week and this time, like every other time, it was bigger and better. Hosted at the same Disney location used in 2016, attendance had grown to nearly 10,000 (plus 125,000 online viewers!); sponsors had increased in number; and extra venues were needed to accommodate everything that was taking place. Check out our #splunkconf18 recap — including a look at Splunk NextClick To Tweet Ahead of the conference, the big question in my mind was ...
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New Talend APAC Cloud Data Infrastructure Now Available!

Talend Blog - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 23:37
As businesses in the primary economic hubs in Asia such as Tokyo, Banglore, Sydney and Singapore are growing at a historical level, they are moving to the cloud like never before. For those companies, their first and foremost priority is to fully leverage the value of their data while meeting strict local data residency, governance, and privacy requirements. Therefore, keeping data in a cloud data center that’s on the other side of the globe simply won’t be enough. That’s why Talend is launching...
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Data Scrambling vs. Encryption

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 13:30
Syncsort recently acquired the IBM i encryption and security products of Townsend Security. The article below is an update to their popular blog post comparing data scrambling and data encryption. For most organizations, the motivation to encrypt their data is closely tied to various compliance requirements. Such compliance regulations include PCI DSS , HIPAA, HITECH, GDPR, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and a whole host of regional privacy laws. So, if you’re going through the due diligence of database e...
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Extend, Migrate and Modernize Your Data Warehouse with Google BigQuery

Informatica Blog - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 09:30
Google’s BigQuery is increasingly being selected by enterprises to drive their data warehouse modernization initiatives. It’s no secret that Google BigQuery provides extreme scale and extreme performance for the enterprise, but modernizing your data warehouse requires more than just compute horsepower and unlimited storage; analytics modernization is a journey fueled by data. I’ve worked with many customers over the years on their journey towards the modern data warehouse and observe...
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5 Questions to Ask When Building a Cloud Data Lake Strategy

Talend Blog - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:41
In my last blog post, I shared some thoughts on the common pitfalls when building a data lake. As the movement to the cloud gets more and more common, I’d like to further discuss some of the best practices when building a cloud data lake strategy. When going beyond the scope of integration tools or platforms for your cloud data lake, here are 5 questions to ask, that can be used as a checklist: 1. Does your Cloud Data Lake strategy include a Cloud Data Warehouse? As many differences as there are...
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