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The Rise of Chief Data Officers in the Federal Government

Informatica Blog - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 19:56
With the US Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) recent release of the Federal Data Strategy 2020 Year One Action Plan, there is now unprecedented opportunity in the coming decade to fundamentally change—for the better—the Federal Government’s approach to leveraging data as a strategic asset. The Action Plan, coupled with the 2019 OPEN Government Data Act, provides agency Chief Data Officers (CDOs) with the justification to lead change throughout their organizations that will not only democra...
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Healthcare Transformation: Goodbye Data Frustration, Hello Data Freedom, Part II

Informatica Blog - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 18:26
This second in a series focusing on the challenges and changes facing healthcare payers and providers focuses on how data management holds the promise of a cure for what ails the healthcare industry. Every transformational healthcare initiative today has a significant reliance on the availability of accessible, trusted and secure data. In my previous post, I explored the variety of data frustrations that healthcare technology professionals from both provider and payer organizations have conte...
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Exploit Perishable Insights with Informatica’s Intelligent Streaming Solution

Informatica Blog - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 21:04
With the number of connected devices expected to reach 50 billion by 2020[1], there is a huge volume of data that is being generated. These devices are changing lives—and the nature of data. This data provides businesses with nearly real-time access into how its products are being used. Organizations need to identify and act on this data in real time or else they will lose out to competitors as the latency in the data will make the insights perishable. What are perishable insights...
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Guide to Ingesting Data Into Your Cloud Data Lake for BI and Real-Time Streaming Analytics

Informatica Blog - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 22:03
Data is driving the strategic decisions within organizations. Because data is such an important asset, it is essential to capture data from a variety of sources across the enterprise, including partner ecosystem and third-party data. Many organizations have started initiatives to bring data from the various sources and move it onto data lakes or messaging systems such as Kafka so that they can integrate and analyze the data to help drive critical business decisions. Business use cases A ...
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Data Governance Best Practices in Focus: Gaining Clarity and Learning from Data Governance Experts

Informatica Blog - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 18:10
As someone who’s worn glasses his whole life, I’m all too aware that the phrase “20/20” means that you have perfect vision. For many, the year 2020 also provides a new opportunity for clarity in your professional career. This time of year, there are countless posts online about how to best take advantage of the new decade, ways you can work on yourself, and tips for setting goals for the year ahead. If you’re like me, then learning from other’s experiences—whether in books, in person at events, ...
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Hybrid Integration Platform: 3 Critical Drivers for Your HIP Strategy

Informatica Blog - Wed, 01/08/2020 - 23:54
If integration and data management are not already part of your technology and IT operations strategy, they soon will be. The push towards digital transformation and the adoption and consumption of lightweight microservices, advanced analytics, etc. are demanding more from today’s platforms. At the heart of today’s modernization initiatives is cloud technology. A lot of existing workloads are on-premises, and many organizations plan to retain some of those on-premises investments long term while...
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Getting Application Modernization Right with Informatica Cloud Application Integration and Data Quality

Informatica Blog - Tue, 01/07/2020 - 00:26
Why App/API Integration and Data Quality Matter When You’re Trying to Avoid Code, Load and Explode Co-authored with Ruma Sanyal, Director, Hybrid Integration Platform and iPaaS. Application modernization is the refactoring, re-purposing, or consolidation of legacy software programming to align more closely with current business needs. As Orbis Research’s Global Application Modernization Services Market 2019 Analysis explains, “the goal of an application modernization project is to cre...
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Countdown to CCPA compliance: Top 10 data governance tips

Talend Blog - Mon, 12/30/2019 - 10:40
In just a couple of days, the new year will be upon us and the California Customer Privacy Act (CCPA) will be in full effect. This means, going forward, businesses that collect personal data from people who reside in the Golden State must now honor their requests to access, delete, and opt out of sharing or selling their information.   Sound familiar? That’s probably because your organization is already on top of it and has been dedicating its resources to preparing for the January 1, 2020...
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How to create a business glossary on Talend Data Catalog using API Services and Data Stewardship

Talend Blog - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 16:40
We often come across people talking about managing their data by one means such as a Data Lake, MDM or data governance. Modern data management is not only about managing your data but also about making data useful for the business. Furthermore, data management is also about providing the ability to relate frequently used business terminologies to data in the systems. Most of the big enterprises spend months to discover and identify the impact of any change on their entire data supply chain. For...
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Data Processing Engines Part 2: Pushing the Pedal to the Metal With Pushdown Optimization

Informatica Blog - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 20:34
In the previous blog, we discussed how data processing engines are central to a data platform.   In this blog, we’ll dive into the characteristics of pushdown optimization.   If you’ve read the data engine blog series, so far, we described working with abstract definition of a data pipeline.  That is, once the data pipeline is validated and optimized, the data pipeline needs to be translated into optimized code to support transactional, database, big data, and analytical workloads. In the...
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Make Your Cloud Data Warehouse Truly Elastic with Amazon Redshift and Informatica

Informatica Blog - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 19:28
Of all the advantages of having a data warehouse in the cloud, the biggest advantage is that your data warehouse can be elastic. You can add or remove compute and storage as your demand grows and shrinks, as frequently as you need. Resizing with Amazon Redshift Amazon Redshift allows two major ways to resize your Amazon Redshift cluster—Classic resize and Elastic resize. Each offers different levels of flexibility and users get different downtime behavior. With Classic resize you can chang...
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Healthcare Transformation: Goodbye Data Frustration, Hello Data Freedom

Informatica Blog - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 19:15
In this first of a series focusing on the challenges and changes facing healthcare payers and providers, learn about how data management holds the promise of a cure for what ails the healthcare industry. IT professionals who are supporting healthcare providers today must be aware of many key strategic initiatives that share the promise of improved patient outcomes, reduced enterprise risk, and increased efficiency. Ensure compliance with data privacy and protection regulations through ...
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The data-conscious organization’s solution to fake news: moderation, management and transparency

Talend Blog - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 15:19
“In god we trust, all others must bring data,” a line attributed to the American statistician, W. Edwards Deming, highlights the importance of statistical measurement and analysis in verifying facts and confirming their viability. However, as the volume of data grows exponentially, this becomes far more difficult with each passing month. While the fake news epidemic may be most noticeable on social media platforms, businesses face a similar challenge internally. Misused, fictitious or ambiguous ...
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Become CX Obsessed in 5 Easy Steps

Informatica Blog - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 21:40
Lessons learned from Informatica’s 2nd Annual CX VIP Summit Do you wake up thinking about your customers? Are you obsessed with Customer Experience (CX)? Every time a customer engages with your brand—be it at a retail store, check-in counter at a hotel, registration desk at a hospital, online via your website or mobile device—they are forming opinions about the experience you are providing. As customers become more demanding, and the competitive landscape shifts to focus on CX, it is crit...
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The best part of holiday travel: Flight tracking with Talend Pipeline Designer

Talend Blog - Tue, 12/17/2019 - 17:46
Nobody likes air travel during the holiday season, especially when it involves long queues at the airport security checkpoints or delayed departures thanks to unfavorable weather. Of course, once onboard, then you have to deal with a crying baby nearby or an eager conversationalist at your side. Oh, the agony! Luckily, amidst the unpleasantries associated with air travel, there is still consolation for those of us who have opted out of the air fair and have instead chosen to sit idly by at our ...
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Informatica Customers Help Spread Holiday Cheer

Informatica Blog - Mon, 12/16/2019 - 18:42
It’s no secret that during the last few months of the year, holidays are top-of-mind for people around the globe. Likely, if you have a religious affiliation, or reside in a country with national holidays, you celebrate or experience some of the joys that the holidays can bring! Throughout this blog, I will highlight some Informatica customers from around the world who play an integral part during the holiday season in your celebrations. While we have numerous successful customers, he...
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Informatica and Deloitte Deliver Data Management Expertise

Informatica Blog - Sat, 12/14/2019 - 00:52
This blog was co-authored by Binit Tejani, Data & Analytics Alliances Lead, Deloitte UK. Having partnered on the delivery of cloud solutions for some 14 years now, Deloitte and Informatica joined forces again at the recent Deloitte Experience Analytics conference in London to showcase how we enable our clients to use intelligent data to improve operational efficiency and empower innovation. Looking to spark a revolution in the aviation industry this time, Deloitte staged an inaugural...
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This year’s Talend at AWS re:invent recap: Bigger, busier, and better than ever before

Talend Blog - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 16:30
Whether you stopped by to visit us in person at AWS re:Invent last week or you planned on it but didn’t get a chance, here are some of the most important key points and takeaways: Paving the way with ML and AI An ever-present part of AWS re:Invent is Andy Jaffe announcing a seemingly endless list of new features and services and capabilities coming to customers, developers, and partners. It was very clear that AWS sees Machine Learning and AI as a critical path forward in 2020, as it focused a s...
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Build a Connector in 30 Seconds? You Must Be Joking…

Informatica Blog - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 20:30
According to Internet World Stats, as of June 2019, about 4.5 billion people in the world are connected to each other. I saw this first-hand during my recent trip to India. No matter where you are, you will see some form of connectivity. Even in the most poverty-stricken areas you will see satellite dishes strapped to makeshift shelters. In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, connectivity seems to have come down to a very basic need — right above water, food, and shelter. This is the same for...
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Data Processing Engines: V8 Concepts

Informatica Blog - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 00:28
Have you heard the roar of a Ferrari? Built by design, the sound is unique as a result of decades of engineering feat and refinement, connecting the driver experience to the car. In the same way, data processing engines are the central component to connecting the data user experience to the data. In context of enterprise data management, data processing engines take the data processing pipelines, abstract the business logic, either simple or complex, and process the data on framework...
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