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Learn How Next-Gen Analytics and AI Can Help You Transform Your Business

Informatica Blog - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 17:15
I was recently in downtown San Diego during one of the largest global comics conferences: Comic-Con International 2019. The event is growing every year, and this year an estimated 300,000 visitors and attendees will generate more than $150M in economic impact for the city of San Diego. Despite the excited fans all around me, I was thinking about the role that data plays in an event like this. Data needs to be used by IT and business users to optimize the customer experience; and IoT streamin...
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Data Governance vs. Data Management: What’s the Difference?

Informatica Blog - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 20:15
I’m often asked if there is a difference between data governance and data management. The answer is yes—but they are related.   Data governance is the definition of organizational structures, data owners, policies, rules, process, business terms, and metrics for the end-to-end lifecycle of data (collection, storage, use, protection, archiving, and deletion). Data management is the technical implementation of data governance. Data governance without implementation is just docu...
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Informatica Teams up with Microsoft to Help Enterprises Accelerate Cloud Data Warehousing on Microsoft Azure

Informatica Blog - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 16:00
Today, Microsoft announced an industry-first joint program with Informatica that provides customers with a free proof-of-value offer to help jumpstart one of the most business-critical and high ROI cloud modernization initiatives any company can undertake: modernizing to a cloud data warehouse. The success and growth of today’s enterprises is founded on the distinctive link between data, agility, analytics, and insights. Enterprise data warehouses sit at the core of this equation, but they ar...
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Want to Offer Exceptional Customer Experiences? Ask Your Data

Informatica Blog - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 18:15
One of the things I enjoy most about my role at Informatica is meeting with people in all types of organizations and from all sorts of industries around the world. And while their business models and geographic locations may be wildly different, one thing is universally understood: to keep current customers and gain new ones, you must be able to provide an exceptional customer experience. More than ever, customer experience plays a critical role in both initial and repeat purchase decisi...
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Informatica Awarded a Place on UK Government’s G-Cloud 11 Framework

Informatica Blog - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 09:00
Data is a critical resource for enabling more efficient, collaborative and effective government and public services. We can expect to see many of the sophisticated, data-driven approaches pioneered in the private sector being applied to tackle some of our biggest public policy challenges. Only last June, the UK government announced its intention to develop a National Data Strategy that would unleash the power of data across government and the wider economy, while building citizen trust in its us...
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GDPR, CCPA, and Other Emerging Mandates: A Perfect Storm Driving Data Privacy and Protection

Informatica Blog - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 19:58
The GDPR, the CCPA, and more privacy mandates to follow, have galvanized the enterprise need for operationalizing data privacy and protection. In conjunction with social media privacy abuses and increasing numbers of data breaches, the focus on data privacy is accelerating rapidly to become a board-level concern. Witness the growth and interest in the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Membership has grown to over 60,000 privacy professionals worldwide an...
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Need to Convince Your Business Leaders of the Value of iPaaS?

Informatica Blog - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 19:15
Enterprise cloud integration spending is expected to increase dramatically this year, according to recent forecasts. Are your business leaders in line with this trend? When I talk to customers who use iPaaS every day, it’s clear they know the value of a next-gen integration platform as a service – they can’t achieve their digital transformation without it. But some business leaders don’t understand why iPaaS is so essential. To convince your stakeholders, we bring you the Informatica Nex...
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Modernizing the IT architecture for a successful digital transformation

Talend Blog - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 14:00
In a competitive world driven by consumers, companies are all facing the same business challenge: they need to make their data available to their business teams, enabling them to deliver better experiences and to streamline operations. IT plays a strategic role here as it can accelerate delivery of trusted data. But this is easier said than done because digital transformation comes with a wide array of technology challenges – from capped IT budgets to lack of resources with the right skill...
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The Gendarmerie Nationale uses data to strengthen French national security

Talend Blog - Wed, 07/24/2019 - 14:00
In 2010, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) named France the 2016 host of the European Championship. Paris was also set to host the UN Climate Change Conference, COP 21, in late 2015, another major international event with high-stake security issues. How to make sure dangerous individuals would not have access to very sensitive areas?   Two deadly terrorist attacks in 2015 and 2016 pushed the French Ministry of Interior to further strengthen its authority over the automated proce...
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Ingesting data from AWS s3 to Snowflake using Stitch

Talend Blog - Tue, 07/23/2019 - 14:00
Stitch is a very simple yet very powerful cloud service which connects to a diversity of data sources. It is a very user-friendly ingestion system and works in a very simple format. Stitch connects to the data sources, pulls the data and loads the data to a target. In this blog, I am going to connect to Amazon S3, read a file and load the data to Snowflake but first let’s understand few concepts of Stitch. For Stitch to work you need an Integration and a Destination. An Integration is your data...
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What You Need to Know about Microsoft’s New Multi-Protocol Access and Interoperability for Azure Blob and ADLS Gen2

Informatica Blog - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 19:15
Ever since Microsoft introduced Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 (ADLS Gen2), enterprises around the globe have been adopting it to drive their data lake and modern analytics initiatives. As ADLS Gen2 adoption has gained momentum, there has been a very active and healthy discussion about interoperability between Azure Blob and ADLS Gen2. If you check out support forums, you’ll see lots of rumors about forthcoming interoperability from Microsoft. Well, the cat is out of the bag as they say, and now M...
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How to bulk load Snowflake tables using Talend Cloud Platform

Talend Blog - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 14:00
Talend Cloud is an Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) offering by Talend. It is a fully managed cloud option which has the capabilities of data integration, data stewardship, data preparation, API designer and Tester and Pipeline designer. These tools can be used for lightweight ETL and detecting the schema on the fly. One of the unique features of Talend Cloud is it provides both on premise and cloud execution environments. Remote engines can be installed behind the firewall, which allow...
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Microsoft Azure & Talend : 3 Real-World Architectures

Talend Blog - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:00
We know that data is a key driver of success in today data-driven world. In fact, according to Forrester, data and insight-driven businesses are growing at an average of more than 30% annually.  However, becoming a data driven organization is not easy.  Companies often struggle with speed in accessing and analyzing their data, as well with ensuring delivery of trustworthy data that is free of critical errors.  Legacy ETL solutions, siloed data, cumbersome governance processes, are just a few of ...
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The first Pay-as-You-Go design environment for accelerating integration projects

Talend Blog - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 14:00
The integration landscape is changing. According to Gartner, “Two-thirds of all business leaders believe that their companies must pick up the pace of digital transformation to remain competitive.” One of the byproducts of this increasing pace is the desire to get results quickly. In a cloud-first world, that means expectations are changing for how products are trialed, procured, and billed. People expect things to be simpler, faster, and more intuitive. Despite this fervor, enterprises are wear...
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Why CMOs Should Care About Data

Informatica Blog - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 08:00
Digital transformation has presented a needed shift in the role of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Although the CMO has always been responsible for driving market growth, differentiation and bottom-line revenue, leading CMOs are now more than ever hyper-focused on creating exceptional customer experiences across all channels. Key responsibilities for CMOs include: Executing marketing strategy and campaigns to drive customer adoption and salesGenerating demand for products, goods...
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Create the Optimal Healthcare Provider Network Designed for Quality Outcomes

Informatica Blog - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 05:30
To Build a Better Provider Network, Start with Better Data About Your Providers There are a lot of reasons healthcare payers want to build optimal provider networks. An optimal provider network is smarter: it lets payers synthesize data from many different systems, including recruiting, credentialing, claims, reimbursements, utilization, quality, fraud detection, and more. With an optimal provider network, health plans are more competitive in a marketplace driven by changing consumer choi...
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Why Is Connectivity Foundational for a Data Platform?

Informatica Blog - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 23:05
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” – Revelation 22:13 If you take any data processing pipeline – be it for data integration, data quality, data matching and mastering, data security, data masking or a B2B data exchange pipeline – data is read from somewhere and written somewhere for further consumption. All data processing pipelines start and end with connectivity. In addition to reading and writing data, there is a need for mid-stream...
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Understanding what Machine Learning is and what it can do

Talend Blog - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 14:00
As machine learning continues to address common use cases it is crucial to consider what it takes to operationalize your data into a practical, maintainable solution. This is particularly important in order to predict customer behavior more accurately, make more relevant product recommendations, personalize a treatment, or improve the accuracy of research. In this blog, we will attempt to understand the meaning of Machine Learning, what it takes for it to work and which are the best machine lear...
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Building Your Federal Data Strategy

Informatica Blog - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 17:41
So, it’s here! The US Office of Management and Budget published the Federal Data Strategy on June 4, 2019 and simultaneously issued a draft implementation plan for public comment and feedback. That followed the January 14, 2019 OPEN Government Data Act, enacted as part of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policy Making law. Arguably, key portions of the law support execution of the strategy and most importantly provide a basis for resource allocation, especially for budgeting purposes...
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Modern Data Architecture with Delta Lake Using Talend

Talend Blog - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 14:00
Ranjith Ramachandran is a senior Big Data and Talend Consultant at Wavicle Data Solutions.    Data lakes: smooth sailing or choppy waters? In May, Talend announced its support for Databricks’ open source Delta Lake, “a storage layer that sits on top of data lakes to ensure reliable data sources for machine learning and other data science-driven pursuits.” What does this mean for your company, and is Delta Lake right for you? Since data lakes came into existence nearly a decade ago, they hav...
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