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How TI Media is Using Data to Build Meaningful Relationships with 14 million Consumers

Talend Blog - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 20:50
TI Media is the UK’s third-largest consumer magazine and digital publisher with more than 40 brands that reach 14.1 million UK adults monthly across print and digital. The company sells 117 million magazines per year and has 37 million global online users. TI Media faced similar challenges to other consumer magazine publishers—an eventual drop in print readership and advertising revenues that couldn’t be made up with online advertising. The company needed to generate more revenue from each...
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Next Best Action Needs Next Best Data

Informatica Blog - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 18:00
The investment in analytics has accelerated. In fact, for most organizations the investment in analytics has outpaced the investment in data management. Organizations have been in an ‘arms race’ to fuel their digital transformation with Next Best Action, Next Best Experience, and Next Best Offer analytic engines. Most have received mixed results. Insights have been described by some users as “slightly better than common sense” as well as “misleading on occasion”. While helpful, most organization...
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Key Considerations for Converting Legacy ETL to Modern ETL – Part II

Talend Blog - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 22:55
Let me start by thanking all those who read the first part of our blog series on converting legacy ETL to modern ETL! Before I begin the second part of this three-blog series, let’s recap the three key aspects under consideration for converting from legacy ETL to modern ETL. Will the source and/or target systems change? Is this just an ETL conversion from their legacy system to modern ETL like Talend? Is the goal to re-platform as well? Will the target system change? Will the new platform resid...
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The Human MDM

Informatica Blog - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 16:15
I experience Deja-Vu every single time I visit a CIO, VP IT or Analytics at a manufacturing organization. Then again, it does not really matter what industry the client operates in. The Deja-Vu has to do with the appearance of one or two staffers, often organizationally situated in the Line-of-Business IT function of a core business unit, as part of my workshop with said company. These unsung heroes are typically analyst-level folks who have the dubious pleasure of being the, what I call, Human ...
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Talend increases its investments in Research & Development in Nantes

Talend Blog - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 09:09
Almost three years ago today, to the day, Talend opened its fourth global research and development center, and its second one in France, in Nantes. It was clear to Talend from the very beginning of this new innovation center that it would not be a simple satellite of existing centers, but a key element in our strategy and overall R&D efforts. Dedicated to innovative cloud, big data, and machine-learning technologies, this center plays a key role in our research and development efforts, creat...
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When It Snows, It Pours – Accelerate Snowflake Cloud Data Warehouse

Informatica Blog - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 17:15
View our on-demand ‘Meet the Experts’ webinar and learn how to accelerate cloud analytics modernization with Snowflake and Informatica. It’s snowing everywhere! Even though it’s almost spring, big beautiful snowflakes are swirling about everywhere! Are you seeing flurries outside your window? If you’re like other customers, Snowflake may be at the center of your new cloud analytics initiatives. Customers select Snowflake for its modern, built-for-the-cloud SQL data warehouse, zero manageme...
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Data Matching and Combinations Using Large Data Sets

Talend Blog - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 18:58
When doing data matching with large sets of data, consideration should be given to the combinations that can be generated, and it’s associated effects on performance. This has an effect when using Talend’s Data Integration Matching and Data Quality components. Matching routines do not scale in a linear fashion.   For those that have read my various blogs and articles on data matching, you already know that the basic premise behind data matching is the mathematics of probabilities. For objects be...
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It’s Spring Time. Are You Harvesting Your Fast and Fresh Streaming Data?

Informatica Blog - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 14:00
In some parts of the world, like in California, it’s officially Spring time. And if you’re like me, you’re planning your trips out to the nearest national parks, where you’re likely to see snow melting into fresh streams of water. Ahh the sight, the sound, and the motion of streaming water – feeds your soul for sure. Such is the power of streams. As can be the power of streaming data, that feeds real-time insights into your business. More specifically, with streaming data your organization can: ...
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Life Might Be Like a Box of Chocolates, But Your Data Strategy Shouldn’t Be

Talend Blog - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 03:16
“My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Even if everyone’s life remains full of surprises, the truth is that what applied to Forrest Gump in the 1994 movie by Robert Zemeckis, shouldn’t apply to your data strategy. As you’re making the very first steps into your data strategy, you need to first know what’s inside your data. And this part is critical.  To do so, you need the tools and methodology to step up your data-driven str...
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Humans or Machines? You Can Have the Best of Both with an Enterprise Data Catalog

Informatica Blog - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 17:00
“Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink” goes the oft-repeated line from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” The same could be said about the challenge of finding relevant data in a sea of data as enterprises embark on digital transformation of their businesses. Digitization of business is leading to a data deluge and there’s data everywhere across the enterprise – traditional on-premises systems, a variety of multi-cloud environments, and new c...
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How Kent State University is streamlining processes for recruiting and admitting students

Talend Blog - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 20:18
Kent State University is a public research university located in Kent, Ohio, with an enrollment of nearly 41,000 students.  Success in recruiting qualified students in sufficient numbers is the lifeblood of any university. In its efforts to aggregate data related to admissions, Kent State found itself dealing with a “spaghetti mess”, further complicated by its hybrid environment. Currently, the university relies on an on-premises Banner ERP system, but its Salesforce CRM and other SaaS applicati...
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Why a Modern iPaaS Should Resemble a Great Sports Team

Informatica Blog - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 17:00
Great software and great sports teams share many things in common, chief among them: they both seek to build a roadmap for sustained success. But, a majority of technology products and sports teams tend to hover on the borderline of average to mediocre. If we think of sports teams, very few of them achieve sustained success like that achieved by teams such as the Golden State Warriors, Manchester United, or many other great teams of the past. Love them or loathe them, they have figured out the m...
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Time for Spring Cleaning? Double-Down on AI-Powered Data Strategy Across Multi-Cloud Environments

Informatica Blog - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:00
Spring is just around the corner. Spring is the period between spring equinox and summer solstice. The equinox is the time Sun’s center crosses Earth’s equator – which means you would see sun rising exactly from the east and setting exactly in the west. And this celestial alignment results in equal length of day and night (almost!). And it is the time of super moon and glowing clouds. In northern hemisphere, this day falls in March and in southern hemisphere it falls in September. It’s a traditi...
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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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