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New Webcast! Technology Trends for 2019: What it Means for Your Business

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 13:30
Syncsort has released an on-demand webcast, “Technology Trends for 2019: What It Means for Your Business,” which is currently available for download. Ninety percent of the world’s data was generated in the past two years, and 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated every day. Organizations across industries have an unprecedented opportunity to harness data to move their business forward – but they will need a solid strategy and the right tools to do so. In this 30-minute webcast,...
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Salesforce Customer Speeding Cancer Treatment Through Data

Informatica Blog - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:15
Cancer. In 2018, over 1.7MM new cases of cancer will be diagnosed, and 609K people will die from it. Chances are you know someone that has been affected by this dreadful disease. In the ongoing search for a cure, patients succumb to test after test and then varying courses of treatment. The treatments themselves are none too pleasant. A lot of it seems like trial-and-error which just increases the anxiety and uneasiness for the cancer patients. All these treatments and tests generate a lot of da...
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6 Industries Disrupting Their Markets by Uniting Master Data Management and Internet of Things

Informatica Blog - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 18:15
Data is the lifeblood of every organization today. The flood of Internet of Things (IoT) data means organizations are dealing with data streaming at breakneck speed. However, the struggle for organizations is not in collecting IoT data, but how they can make that data meaningful and useful. And more importantly, actionable. When master data management unites with IoT, that powerful combo plays a key role in helping companies make IoT data actionable. IHS forecasts that the IoT market will grow f...
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Staying Afloat When the Data Loss Iceberg Hits: Part 2 of 2

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:30
Last time, on part one of our series, we covered storage failure and challenges associated with tape. Here, we take a look at risks to hard-disk storage, the limitations of certain types of Disaster Recovery products, and how to achieve planned downtime. Malware Attacks on the Rise External forces, often applied with malicious intent, can contribute to storage failure. For example, a particularly sinister malware attacked Middle East energy organizations, destroying hard disks on infected system...
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Operational Insights – It’s What’s New, Exciting, and Highly Unusual

Informatica Blog - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:45
I remember when I was growing up, my Dad, upon my arrival home from school or his arrival from his job, use to greet me with the same question over and over again. He would constantly ask me “What’s new and exciting or highly unusual?” And especially as a teenager, I grew quite weary of his “question” and considered it an annoyance along with his other habit of constantly embarrassing me in front of my friends or my dates. But, if he were here to ask me that question these days, I would have a r...
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Carbonite Sees Customers in 360 View

Informatica Blog - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:15
Do you love having a great customer experience? I do. Unfortunately, having a great customer experience seems to be the exception today rather than the rule. Many companies have realized that improvements to customer experience can pay huge dividends in customer satisfaction resulting in higher profitability. They just have had a hard time doing anything about it. Salesforce has always been a proponent for the customer. At Dreamforce, they announced the launch of Customer 360, available some tim...
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Staying Afloat When the Data Loss Iceberg Hits: Part 1 of 2

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:30
In 1912, the world witnessed a tragedy of epic proportion when the much lauded luxury liner, the Titanic, sunk to the depths of the ocean. For businesses today, consequences can still be grim when oversights leading to data loss threaten to sink an organization. Much like crashing into an iceberg in the middle of the ocean, circumstances leading to data loss disaster might seem unlikely, causing those steering the ship of today’s business to think they may easily come out without negative impact...
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5-on-5: Foundational Big Data Management for Compelling Customer Experience

Informatica Blog - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:00
Basketball season is well underway, with every team putting its best five starters to take on the opponent’s starting five. Some teams started with a splash and have their winning combo of five, some are adjusting and finding their ways to win. It’s a very long season, but their foundational 5-on-5 can carry them through even to the post season. In this post, I’d like to discuss the foundational 5-on-5 big data management capabilities for delivering a compelling customer experience. 5 customer e...
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Using Exit Points to Fortify Your IBM i Security

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:30
In the early days of the AS/400 and iSeries, the job of protecting the system was often as simple as managing user authorities and securing user access through menus. This is certainly no longer the case with today’s IBM i environments. Fully open to communicate with other systems across internal and external networks, and accessible by partners and customers, the job of securing the IBM i can be challenging to say the least—particularly in light of rapidly changing threats and new compliance re...
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Trusted Customer Engagement with Data Governance and Privacy by Design

Informatica Blog - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 19:15
Customers today have high expectations. They expect organizations to provide relevant, timely and personalized offerings. These expectations have been shaped by the emergence of broad-scale customer-engagement transformation in recent years. Examples include organizations driving disruptive innovations in retail (Amazon), transportation (Uber), hospitality (Airbnb) and entertainment (Netflix). Along with these high expectations based on their needs, customers want their experiences with an organ...
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Transform Customer Experience with an Intelligent Data Catalog

Informatica Blog - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 18:15
As enterprises embark on their digital transformation journey, transforming customer experience has emerged as the north star guiding this journey and ensuring focus on the right set of priorities. Enterprises are engaging with their customers across multiple channels – physical, web, mobile, social media, IoT – generating a vast digital exhaust of data. Enterprises have realized that unlocking value from this data is the key to transforming customer experience. Immense computing and storage res...
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Video: CEO Josh Rogers on the Big Iron to Big Data Market and Syncsort’s Success in Delivering Solutions

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 13:30
Syncsort CEO, Josh Rogers, recently sat down to speak with Stu Miniman for a CUBEConversation at theCUBE Studio in Boston, MA. Together, they spoke about the Big Iron to Big Data market, the use cases driving customer needs in the market, and how Syncsort’s success in delivering solutions for those needs has helped to drive record-breaking company performance and rapid business growth. They also discussed Syncsort’s development partnership with IBM and their recent acquisition of EVi...
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New eBook! Enterprise Data Marketplaces: Enabling a Data-Driven Culture

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 13:30
Syncsort has released a new eBook, “Enterprise Data Marketplaces: Enabling a Data-Driven Culture,” which is now available for download. In the past few years third-party data marketplaces, often provided as Data as a Service, have taken off. But, most organizations already own the data most relevant to their business. That’s why the most successful organizations are applying the concepts of external data markets to create enterprise data marketplaces, where users can easily find and ...
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Ring in the Holidays with Family & Friends and Achieve your 2019 Goals with a Rock-Solid Multi-Cloud Strategy

Informatica Blog - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 19:15
It’s almost end of 2018 and it’s the best time of the year. We are excited about upcoming holidays and the time we can spend with family and friends – the holiday cheer – time to unwind and relax – and get ready for 2019. It’s also the time to start thinking about your organization’s 2019 strategy and your personal and professional goals. What is that one initiative, that would keep your organization ahead of others? What can you do to stay aligned with that initiative and grow with your organiz...
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2019 CX Agenda: 360 Data Views Fuel Intelligent Customer Experience

Informatica Blog - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 19:15
Marketers and boardrooms are reviewing their customer experience strategies for 2019. A recent Forbes article looks at seven priority issues for marketers, all of which are focused on customer experience, customer insights, and personalization. While Gartner forecasts that by 2020, more than 40 percent of all data analytics projects will relate to an aspect of customer experience. With CX programs ramping up, it’s imperative that the data used for customer engagement and customer centricity init...
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Expert Interview (Part 3): Jeff Bean and Apache Flink’s Take on Streaming and Batch Processing

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 13:30
At the recent Strata Data conference in NYC, Paige Roberts of Syncsort sat down for a conversation with Jeff Bean, the Technical Evangelist at data Artisans. In the first of the three part blog, Roberts and Bean discussed data Artisans, Apache Flink, and how Flink handles state in streaming processing. Part two focuses on the adoption of Flink, why people tend to choose Flink, and available training and learning resources. In the final installment, Roberts and Bean speak about Flink’s unique tak...
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Data Encryption: Secure Your Sensitive Information

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 13:30
It seems that for as long as people have been passing along sensitive information, they have also used various methods of encryption to ensure privacy. The first data encryption tool dates as far back as 700 BC, when Spartan military used scytales to send sensitive messages during battle. Move forward a few thousand years, and we are still trying to protect our information, only with more advanced methods of data encryption. The basics of data encryption If you’re wondering “What does data encry...
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Getting Started with Talend Open Studio: Building a Complex tMap Job

Talend Blog - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 21:00
In our previous blog, we walked through a simple job moving data from a CSV file into a Snowflake data warehouse.  In this blog, we will explore some of the more advanced features of the tMap component. Similar to the last blog, you will be working with customer data in a CSV file and writing out to a Snowflake data warehouse; however, you will also be joining your customer CSV file with transaction data. As a result, you will need Talend Open Studio for Data Integration, two CSV data sources th...
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Cloud Smart— An Initiative of Cloud Computing Adoption in Federal Agencies

Informatica Blog - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 19:15
This fall, the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer established a new initiative called Cloud Smart to energize the adoption of cloud computing within the federal government. As an extension to the original Cloud First initiative of 2010, Cloud Smart is focusing more on mission results that modernize the IT of our government (vs. technical guidance), echoing the digital transformation and modernization initiatives encountered in enterprises in every private sector industry. “To ...
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Expert Interview (Part 2): Jeff Bean on Apache Flink and its Available Learning Resources

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 13:30
At the recent Strata Data conference in NYC, Paige Roberts of Syncsort sat down for a conversation with Jeff Bean, the Technical Evangelist at data Artisans. In the first of the three part blog, Roberts and Bean discussed data Artisans, Apache Flink, and how Flink handles state in stream processing. Part two focuses on the adoption of Flink, why people tend to choose Flink, and available training and learning resources. Roberts: The thing about Flink is that it’s really well-known in Europ...
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