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Microsoft Azure & Talend : 3 Real-World Architectures

Talend Blog - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 20:51
We know that data is a key driver of success in today data-driven world. Often, companies struggle to efficiently integrate and process enterprise data for fast and reliable analytics, due to reliance on legacy ETL solutions and data silos. To solve this problem, companies are adopting cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure to modernize their IT infrastructure. To get the most out of their Microsoft Azure investment, however, these organizations need a data integration provider like Talend to seam...
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All the Ways to Connect Your Azure SQL Data Warehouse with Talend

Talend Blog - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 18:08
Azure SQL Data Warehouse (DW) has quickly become one of the most important elements of the Azure Data Services landscape. Customers are flocking to Azure SQL DW to take advantage of its rich functionality, broad availability and ease-of-use. As a result, Talend’s world-class capabilities in data integration, data quality and preparation, and data governance are a natural fit with Azure SQL DW. With Talend’s vast component library, as well as new products being brought in, there are many options ...
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6 Ways to Start Utilizing Machine Learning with Amazon Web Services and Talend

Talend Blog - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:35
A common perspective that I see amongst software designers and developers is that Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are technologies which are only meant for an elite group. However, if a particular technology is to truly succeed and scale, it should be friendly with the common man (in this case a normal software developer). In this blog, I would like to discuss how Amazon Web Services (AWS) has changed the landscape of Machine Learning and AI through its various services and how...
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Best Practices for Using Context Variables with Talend – Part 4

Talend Blog - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 00:01
Last night it occurred to me that everything in the last three parts of this blog series ( Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 ) had been oriented towards the Talend on-premise solution. Many developers I have worked with over the years are moving to Talend Cloud. I too have moved much of my code to the cloud as well. In fact, to build a lot of the collateral for this blog, I had to go back to my old on-premise environment to put it together. I then got to thinking, “would these best practices work in Tale...
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How to deploy Talend Jobs as Docker images to Amazon, Azure and Google Cloud registries

Talend Blog - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 14:16
Since the release of Talend 7.1 users can build Talend jobs as Docker images and publish them to Docker registries. In this blog post, I am going to run through the steps to publish to the major cloud provider container registries (AWS, Azure and Google Cloud). Before I dig into publishing container images to registries, I am going to remind you the basics of building Talend Jobs in Docker images from Talend Studio as well as point out the difference between a local build and a remote build. Req...
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Ergotron’s Data Strategy Focuses on Customer Satisfaction

Informatica Blog - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 18:15
Ergotron is a leader in the digital mounting technology industry, with a clear mission: “To use ergonomic and human-centered design principles to build kinetic work environments that help our customers thrive.” Ergotron’s focus on its customer’s health, comfort and ultimate success has extended beyond its products and led to its journey to improve their customer’s experience when engaging with their customer service and sales teams. With over 200 patents ranging from display mounts and charging ...
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6 Dos and Don’ts of Data Governance – Part 2

Talend Blog - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:22
In my last post, I gave you the first six Do’s and Don’ts of Data Governance and promised to bring together an additional six to consider when making a data governance plan for your organization.  Here are six more dos and don’ts when building your data governance framework. Do: Consider the cloud on your route to trust Gartner predicts that “by 2023, 75% of all databases will be on a cloud platform, increasing complexity for data governance and integration”. The move to the cloud is accel...
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How OTTO Utilizes Big Data to Deliver Personalized Experiences

Talend Blog - Wed, 03/06/2019 - 10:20
OTTO is one of Europe’s most successful e-commerce companies and Germany’s biggest online retailer. In the past financial year, 6.6 million customers ordered online from OTTO. Like virtually every other retailer with an online presence, OTTO competes against Amazon for customers and mindshare. To hold their own, they knew they needed to use and analyze data to know their customers better and to sharpen their pricing strategy for bidding on onsite ads. Struggling with silos of data OTTO’s p...
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Building Successful Governed Data Lakes with Agile Data Lake Methodology – Volume 2

Talend Blog - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 17:21
This post was authored by Venkat Sundaram from Talend and Ramu Kalvakuntla from Clarity Insights. This is the second part in a series of blogs that discuss how to successfully build governed data lakes. To all those who have read the first part, thank you!  If you haven’t read it, we invite you to read it before continuing, as this second part will build upon it and dive a bit deeper. In this blog, we are going to help you understand how to build a successful data lake with proper governance usi...
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Best Practices for Using Context Variables with Talend – Part 3

Talend Blog - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 02:03
Hello and welcome to Part 3 of my best practices guide on context variables! Before I get started, I just want to inform you that this blog builds on concepts discussed in Part 1 and Part 2. Read those before you get started.  Let’s say that we decide that we want our Talend Jobs to be able to run on any environment after they have been compiled. We do not want to have to compile them again. We want to maintain our Context variable values in a database (which at design time we have no idea of it...
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Delivering on Data Science with Talend: Getting Quality Data

Talend Blog - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 21:05
Today, we are in the information age with a tremendous amount of data being created (as much as 90% of data being created in the last two years alone). This data comes from a wide range of sources and takes many different forms: human-generated documents and social media communications; transactional data that we use to run our businesses; and there is an ever-increasing proliferation of sensors producing streams of data. It has been said that data is the new soil in which discoveries grow, and ...
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6 Dos and Dont’s of Data Governance – Part 1

Talend Blog - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 19:38
Set clear expectations from the start One big mistake I see organizations make when starting out on their data governance journey is forgetting the rationale behind data. So don’t just govern to govern. Whether you need to minimize risks or maximize your benefits, link your data governance projects to clear and measurable outcomes. As data governance is a non-departmental initiative, but rather a company-wide initiative, you will need to prove its value from the start to convince leaders to prio...
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Cloud Data Warehouse Trends You Should Know in 2019

Talend Blog - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 13:55
In October 2018, TDWI and Talend asked over 200 architects, IT and Analytics managers, directors and VPs, and a mix of data professionals about their cloud data warehouse strategy in a survey conducted in October 2018. We wanted to get real answers about how companies are moving to the cloud, especially with the recent rise of Cloud Data Warehouse technologies.  For instance, we wanted to know if a cloud data warehouse (CDW) is seen as a key driver of digital transformation. Which use cases are ...
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Best Practices for Using Context Variables with Talend – Part 2

Talend Blog - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:56
First off, a big thank you to all those who have read the first part of this blog series!  If you haven’t read it, I invite you to read it now before continuing, as ~Part 2 will build upon it and dive a bit deeper.  Ready to get started? Let’s kick things off by discussing the implicit context load. The Implicit Context Load The Implicit Context Load is one of those pieces of functionality that can very easily be ignored but is incredibly valuable. Simply put, the implicit context load is just a...
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Driving Analytics Modernization with Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 GA

Informatica Blog - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 16:30
There’s a lot of industry talk and customer movement towards analytics modernization. After all, analytics is the proverbial rubber hitting the road when it comes to data answering business questions and guiding business decisions. The analytic visuals are critical to understanding, the sliders key to finding outliers, and mobility essential to answering business questions when and where it matters. But underlying the analytics is the data layer and unlike yesteryear when it was almost alw...
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Automated Machine Learning: is it the Holy Grail?

Talend Blog - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:59
Authored by Gero Presser, co-founder and managing partner of Quinscape GmbH in Dortmund (@gero_presser) Machine learning is in the ascendancy. Particularly when it comes to pattern recognition, machine learning is the method of choice. Tangible examples of its applications include fraud detection, image recognition, predictive maintenance, and train delay prediction systems. In day-to-day machine learning (ML) and the quest to deploy the knowledge gained, we typically encounter these three main ...
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Sabre Airline Solutions Gives Airline Data a Critical Upgrade

Talend Blog - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 18:45
Sabre Airline Solutions (Sabre) supplies applications to airlines that enable them to manage a variety of planning tasks and strategic operations, including crew schedules, flight paths, and weight and balance for aircraft. The challenge for Sabre was that many airlines had not implemented the proper upgrades. That meant some large customers were as many as five versions behind. And moving them to the new suite would have been a time-consuming, expensive, version-by-version process. Customers, u...
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What is the opposite of Artificial Intelligence?

Informatica Blog - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 16:30
When someone asked me that question “what is the opposite of Artificial Intelligence?”, my immediate response was “human stupidity?” But just a few days ago, one of my colleagues, who shares my enthusiasm (or one can say geekaism) for AI based technology, sent me this GIF that illustrates so well the old ways of thinking about automation and autonomous software, and I thought it is the perfect illustration of the answer to that question. Nested IF/ELSE statements are NOT Artificial Intelligence,...
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Best Practices for Using Context Variables with Talend – Part 1

Talend Blog - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 16:59
A question I was regularly asked when working on different customer sites and answering questions on forums was “What is the best practice when using context variables?” My years of working with Talend have led me to work with context variables in a way that minimizes the effort I need to put into ongoing maintenance and moving them between environments. This blog series is intended to give you an insight into the best practices I use as well as highlight the potential pitfalls that can arise fr...
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Microsoft Continues to Build the Case for Data Estate Modernization on Azure

Informatica Blog - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 16:30
With the latest release of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft doubles-down on Azure SQL DW as one of the core data services for digital transformation on Azure. In addition to the fundamental benefits of agility, on-demand scaling and unlimited compute availability, the most recent price-to-performance metrics (read the GigaOM report) are one of several the compelling arguments they have made for customers to adopt Azure SQL DW. Interestingly, Microsoft is also announcing the general availabili...
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