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MLOps: Operationalize Your Machine Learning Models

Informatica Blog - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 22:58
Realize the Benefits of AI with the Right Framework In the current economic environment, organizations are focused on KPIs and metrics that matter today and in the near term. They are adopting analytics in the cloud, many by building cloud lakehouses, which blend the best of both worlds in cloud data warehouses and data lakes, enabling them to handle any type of data (structured, semi-structured, and unstructured), coming at any speed (batch and real-time), and in petabyte-sca...
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Data 4.0: The Soul of Digital Transformation

Informatica Blog - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 15:30
Succeeding in a New World of AI-Powered Intelligent Data Management I want to first acknowledge all the challenges and hardships that everyone is experiencing around the globe—both personally and professionally—with a special thank you to all the heroes out there on the front lines. From all of us at Informatica, we hope you, your family and loved ones are healthy and safe. In these times of uncertainty, one thing is clear: the need for digital transformation has accelerated as most of...
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CX Awakening for B2B

Informatica Blog - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 02:22
In this post, guest blogger Blake Morgan, consumer futurist and author (“The Customer of the Future”), discusses the three key components of Informatica’s customer-centric approach. In recent years, brands in the B2C space have grown to see the value of customer experience. In fact, more than product or price, companies now compete on experience. But in the B2B space, which has been notorious for a lack of customer focus, brands have continued to compete primarily on product and price...
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A New Reality Calls for Radical Interoperability

Informatica Blog - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 18:33
Co-authored with Rob Karel, VP, Strategic Mareketing Initiatives . The concept of data interoperability is nothing new. For decades, organizations have been working toward improving interoperability. Firms of all shapes and sizes have focused internally on “integration,” ensuring their siloed internal systems, databases, applications, clouds, and mainframes could pass data back and forth by leveraging a wide variety of data, application, and process integration approaches. Organizations ha...
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Setting the Foundation for Enterprise Cloud Data Warehouses—Part 2

Informatica Blog - Sat, 05/16/2020 - 02:19
How to Find Quick Wins in a Cloud Data Warehouse or Data Lake In my previous post, I described the benefits of using an enterprise data catalog to better navigate to quicker value in your cloud journey. In this second post in the series, I’ll expand on the benefits of taking a high-value, iterative approach to moving to the cloud. Whether you have an existing solution or are starting fresh, you’re going to want to leverage cloud to allow data consumers to take advantage of new analytics t...
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Data Lakes and Data Governance Drive Better Decision-Making at Invesco

Informatica Blog - Thu, 05/14/2020 - 18:11
Has data ever been more important than it is right now? As the world continues to grapple with the scale and impact of COVID-19, we look to data—and more importantly, the analysis of that data—to provide us with some level of understanding. There are data sources from independent labs, healthcare systems, different countries, and all types of organizations, with each source providing its own version of an “accurate” view. The wave of data, data sources, and contradicting analyses of this inf...
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Kappa Architecture – Easy Adoption with Informatica End-to-End Streaming Data Management Solution

Informatica Blog - Wed, 05/13/2020 - 23:50
With the advent of high performing messaging systems like Apache Kafka, the adoption of enterprise messaging systems in enterprises is increasing exponentially. According to a recent survey,[1] more than 90% of organizations are planning to use Apache Kafka in mission-critical use cases. According to Gartner, “Based on conversations with Gartner clients, we estimate that roughly 45% of ESP workloads are basic data movement and processing, rather than analytical.”[2] Of late, there has been a sig...
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3 Key Essentials for Cloud Lakehouse Data Management

Informatica Blog - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 20:49
“An iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator… an iPod… a phone… are you getting it? These are not three separate devices; this is one device… and we are calling it the iPhone!” This is how Steve Jobs proudly introduced the Apple iPhone on January 9, 2007. The iPhone was revolutionary at the time because it allowed you to listen to all your music, make phone calls, and browse the internet – all in one integrated device. You didn’t have to use three separa...
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Enough of Next Best Action—Do You Know What the Next Worst Action is for Your Customer?

Informatica Blog - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 20:44
“Defense wins championships.”  This old sports adage is true, no matter what sport you follow. I follow soccer and basketball, and it definitely applies to both sports. In fact, my hometown basketball team, the Toronto Raptors, recently won a championship because of good defense. And this year in soccer (like many others), coaches will be fired, and new ones brought on in mid-season. The common first tactic of these newly hired coaches is to shore up the defense—make themselve...
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Delivering Cloud-Native, Enterprise-Grade Data Lakehouses on Amazon Web Services

Informatica Blog - Fri, 05/08/2020 - 18:52
“Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” This famous line from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is spoken by a sailor on a stranded ship who is surrounded by saltwater that he cannot drink.What does this have to do with a cloud data lakehouse? Simply put, it’s all about the quality of the water or, in today’s case, the data, and how it can help or hinder your organization’s ability to drive better business outcomes. Ensuring Data Management ...
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5 Reasons Why a PIM is Key to Your Digital Commerce Success

Informatica Blog - Thu, 05/07/2020 - 21:47
The COVID-19 crisis is forcing businesses to create urgent strategies for survival. Social distancing, while critical to mitigating the spread of the virus, has forced the closure of countless brick and mortar operations across the globe. The result is intense pressure for businesses to bolster their online strategies. Increased competition amidst a looming recession means that no checkout can be taken for granted. Further, this relatively instantaneous shift in consumer lifestyle demands that c...
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Analytics Modernization on Azure: One Size Does Not Fit All

Informatica Blog - Wed, 05/06/2020 - 19:55
Discover Four Customer Journeys to a Cloud Data Warehouse or Data Lake A modern analytics strategy built on a strong data foundation is the key to success for modern enterprise businesses. But how do you achieve that foundation? A recent Harvard Business Review survey of global executives found that 80 percent of respondents say their organizations are struggling to become mature users of data and analytics, and 45 percent say their organizations...
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Enable Data Democratization and Self-Service With a Data Marketplace

Informatica Blog - Tue, 05/05/2020 - 20:27
To do their jobs well, people across an organization need quick and easy access to data they can trust. By providing that access, CDOs enable organizations to identify new opportunities, introduce operational efficiencies, and build new products and services to grow revenue. But many of the people needing access lack technical skills. So, how can you deliver that data in a user-friendly way—and also ensure that it’s clean and prepared and trusted? Create a data marketplace that makes the process...
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Informatica and Snowflake: Successful Digital Transformation at Enterprise Scale

Informatica Blog - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 22:02
More and more aspects of life and work are becoming digitized. The world has awakened to the value of the massive amounts of data that this new reality generates. Data is arguably the most critical asset across an organization—and companies that leverage it to increase revenue, reduce costs, and gain competitive advantage are the best positioned to not only survive the current crisis, but thrive and dominate their markets in the coming years. At the same time, the world of data managemen...
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If Data is Everywhere—Then Data Quality Needs to Be Everywhere as Well

Informatica Blog - Sun, 05/03/2020 - 03:16
And if data is being used by everyone, then everyone must have access to quality data All organizations have data quality issues. These issues are usually exposed during digital transformation initiatives: when organizations move volumes and varieties of data between applications to an ever-increasing number of transition applications and data center workloads to the cloud and hybrid environments, the quality of the data becomes evident. The costs of data quality problems are high. Confide...
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How Informatica Puts Customers First

Informatica Blog - Fri, 05/01/2020 - 21:20
In this post, guest blogger Blake Morgan, consumer futurist and author (“The Customer of the Future”), discusses the three key components of Informatica’s customer-centric approach. In the competitive software space, customer experience makes all the difference. Many B2B companies limit their resources on customer experience, but Informatica knows focusing on customers sets the culture and values of an organization and can lead to big benefits. With a strong customer-focused culture, ...
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Cloud Integration Hub: 7 Ways to Reduce Integration Costs and Improve Productivity

Informatica Blog - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 16:52
A digital business calls for a well-connected infrastructure. Your digital transformation will fall flat, however, without a successful data and application integration strategy. Integration is challenging because there are ever-changing requirements, such as new business initiatives, technology evolution, mergers and acquisitions, competitive maneuvers, and newly minted partnerships, making it a moving target. And in the current climate, you need to support these requirements while ...
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From Hand Coding to Automated, Intelligent Data Integration – A Year in the Life of a Data Management Team

Informatica Blog - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 18:28
At a Monday morning scrum meeting, Sam, VP of Data Management, discusses plans to modernize current on-premises data infrastructure to a cloud-based data warehouse and data lake. This IT-led modernization project will achieve scalability, elasticity, agility, and bring it better performance. Part of the project plan includes a data ingestion and processing framework  to process and store data in a cloud lakehouse. Sam asks if such a solution can be built, operationalized, and supported for the n...
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7 Habits of Highly Effective Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Prototypers

Informatica Blog - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 20:41
Modern machine learning (ML) practitioners are accustomed to living the agile way: building success incrementally, failing quickly, and going through that “feature extraction > feature selection > modelling > evaluation” loop many, many times. A successful ML solution isn’t luck: it’s all about taking a small step, learning as much as possible from it, and then repeating the steps. In this blog, we’ll consider a set of seven habits that can make the...
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Building Your Cloud Lakehouse – Do You Have a Solid Data Management Foundation?

Informatica Blog - Mon, 04/27/2020 - 20:30
What do you think about the latest hot topic – cloud lakehouses? A lakehouse conjures up images in my mind of peace and tranquility – a beautiful house next to a stunning lake. In the world of technology, cloud lakehouses hold a similar promise of utopia. However, without a solid foundation of cloud-native data management, your utopia can turn into a failure with unstable, untrustworthy, dirty data. What is a Cloud Lakehouse? A cloud lakehouse is a new way of thinking abou...
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