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Customer Story: The American Cancer Society

Informatica Blog - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 19:15
Cancer. I don’t think there is a single person—a friend, family member, neighbor, co-worker or our own selves—whose life hasn’t been, or will not be, touched by cancer. And cancer is a scary thing.  The word alone elicits fear, uncertainty, and loss. At the same time, many groups and organizations offer hope, strength, and resources to help the families and individuals diagnosed with cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) is one of those organizations. Millions of peop...
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The University of Sydney uses data to drive better decision making

Talend Blog - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 14:00
Universities generate enormous amounts of data that are used for a plethora of reasons, including planning and management of revenue and donations, fees, growth and development; institutional reporting to the government; and tracking progress towards achieving goals.   The University of Sydney is regularly ranked among the top research universities in Australia and the top 50 universities worldwide. With over 70,000 students and 7,500 staff, the University generates vast quantities of data that ...
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6 Ways iPaaS Supports Application Modernization

Informatica Blog - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 19:15
For many organizations, legacy systems running on-premises pose a “can’t live with them, can’t live without them” situation. They often can’t be moved to the cloud because of security requirements, data privacy regulations, or mission-critical status—but the business can’t run without them. The answer: Application modernization, the process of updating existing applications with modern features and functionality so they better align with and reflect current business needs. It may include con...
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ELK with Talend cloud

Talend Blog - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 14:00
Overview ELK is the acronym for three open source projects where E stands for Elasticsearch, L stands for Logstash and K stands for Kibana. ELK is a robust solution for log management and data analysis. These open source projects have specific roles in ELK as follows: Elasticsearch handles storage and provides a RESTful search and analytics endpoint. Logstash is a server-side data processing pipeline that ingests, transforms and loads data. Kibana lets you visualize your Elasticsearch data and ...
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What Can You Do With Customer Data?

Informatica Blog - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 19:15
Leveraging Customer 360 Data for Strategic Decisions In God we trust, all others must bring data. That saying is particularly true when it comes to making decisions about how to best interact with and sell to customers. Most of our daily decisions are based on gut – our innate ability to determine right from wrong, good from bad. But when it comes to making strategic business decisions, especially those that affect the customer, there is a better way than relying on gut or even educat...
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5 best practices to deliver trust in your data project: Tip #4 Empower organizations with modern tools

Talend Blog - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 14:02
During Summer, The Talend Blog Team will relay to share fruitful tips & to securely kick off your data project. This week, we’ll start with the fourth capability: empower organizations with modern tools and systems to manage and monitor data.   Traditional tools for managing data integrity, such as data quality, governance and stewardship tools, were targeted at the most skilled data experts. With the advent of social networks, machine learning and smart pattern recognition technologies...
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Talend Connect Europe 2019: Advance your Data Journey

Talend Blog - Wed, 09/04/2019 - 14:03
  Save the date! Talend Connect will be back in London and Paris in October. Join Talend executives, data experts, and thought leaders to discover new paths for delivering trusted data at speed. Talend will welcome customers, partners, and influencers to its annual company conference, Talend Connect, taking place in two cities, London and Paris, in October. A must-attend event for business decision makers, CIOs, data scientists, chief architects, and developers, Talend Connect will share i...
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Use Cases for Machine Learning

Talend Blog - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 14:01
Talend provides a number of Machine Learning components that can be used for a variety of purposes. I have previously described some of these various components, some in more detail than others, as well as outlining what they can do. However, one question remains, what use cases can be solved by using these Machine Learning components? Machine learning components Firstly, a quick overview. Talend provides a set of ‘out of the box’ components for various ML techniques. These can be classified int...
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Transforming Analytics with Data Governance

Informatica Blog - Fri, 08/30/2019 - 18:15
I grew up near Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a city that’s known for one very unfortunate incident—the Johnstown Flood of 1889. And it carries several lessons that are just as important when developing data governance for analytics and overseeing data lakes as they are for constructing an actual water-filled lake. As a child, I learned the full story of the Johnstown Flood: how local wealthy residents wanted a lake to enjoy near their equivalent to a country club, so they hastily modified a dam—wi...
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What’s the Most Challenging Part of AI? The Answer in 2019 May Surprise You

Informatica Blog - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 16:15
I travel a lot for work, and one of the most rewarding parts of travel is meeting with customers and listening to their stories. Very often I’ll hear a story that offers particular insight into the state of the industry – and that I want to share with you in my blog. I was in San Francisco recently to have lunch with Joe, the AI leader of a strategic customer. During the meal he told me he had a story about AI and machine learning (ML) that he thought had good lessons for Informatica – and f...
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5 best practices to deliver trust in your data project: Tip #3 Take ownership around a single source of trusted data

Talend Blog - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 14:00
During Summer, The Talend Blog Team will relay to share fruitful tips & to securely kick off your data project. This week, we’ll start with the third capability: make sure you create a single source of trust and foster data ownership. Create a single source of trusted data and foster data ownership Would you imagine e-commerce without an electronic catalog or the web without search engines? Digital transformation requires single points of access to enable a wider range of people to access a ...
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Evolution of iPaaS: Why Today’s Business World Demands a Next-Gen iPaaS

Informatica Blog - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 16:15
Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) has come a long way since it emerged in the late 2000s—and it’s not losing momentum. A cloud-based solution delivered as a software service, iPaaS provides a way to manage, develop, and integrate data and applications in the cloud. (For more on iPaaS and its benefits, check out our iPaaS Advantage article.) Evolution of iPaaS: The traditional Originally, companies primarily used iPaaS to support agile integration efforts—specifically for synchron...
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The Need for a Frictionless Enterprise in a Digital-Native World

Talend Blog - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 14:00
The word “frictionless” has emerged as a term used to describe when an action is achieved with or involving little difficulty; it is about effortlessness. This term is most commonly associated with customer experience and payments. Amazon-like expectations Consumers are already familiar with this term without realizing it. Retail is the perfect illustration of what being frictionless means. Driven by tech-native companies like Amazon or eBay, the purchasing journey has completely changed for cus...
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How Informatica Uses Machine Learning and AI to Improve the Productivity of Big Data Users

Informatica Blog - Tue, 08/27/2019 - 18:15
With IT budgets growing slowly, if at all, IT leaders know that increasing productivity is essential. There are three key ways to accomplish this when it comes to managing complex enterprise data environments: Deploy data lakes to automate and manage digital transformation solutions Enable self-service analytics for non-technical usersLeverage machine learning to automate data integrations and data discovery All of these use cases benefit from applying AI to big data, adding data-driven ...
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Data Privacy through shuffling and masking – Part 2

Talend Blog - Tue, 08/27/2019 - 14:02
In the first part of this blog two-part series, we took a deep dive on Data Shuffling techniques aiming to mix up data and allowing to optionally retain logical relationships between columns. In this second part, we will now focus on Data Masking techniques as one of the main approach to guarantee Data Privacy. Data Masking Simply put, masking techniques allows to block visibility of specifics fields or pieces of data. It hides data while preserving the overall format and semantic. It actually c...
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Real-Time IoT Data Ingestion and Predictive Analytics Using Spark Structured Streaming and Informatica

Informatica Blog - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 19:15
IoT and streaming data is increasingly becoming a competitive differentiator for enhancing customer experience, improving operational efficiency, and real-time business decision making. According to Gartner, “By 2022, more than half of major new business systems will incorporate continuous intelligence that uses real-time context data to improve decisions.”[1] With the adoption of streaming data, enterprises are looking to address streaming analytics use cases – which were not possible before...
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5 best practices to deliver trust in your data project : Tip #2 control your data wherever

Talend Blog - Thu, 08/22/2019 - 14:00
During Summer, The Talend Blog Team will relay to share fruitful tips & to securely kick off your data project. This week, we’ll continue with the second capability: make sure you stay in control of your data pipelines from ingestion phase to consumption and beyond.   Get control over all the organization’s data and PREVENT shadow IT Whenever an IT system, application or personal productivity tool is used inside an organization without explicit organizational approval, we talk about sh...
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Connected Cars: How IoT, Streaming Data & Real-Time Analytics are Disrupting the Rental Car Industry [Part 1]

Informatica Blog - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 18:15
This three-part series on connected cars has been co-authored by Amit Kara, Vishwa Belur, and Soumya Banerjee. You’re enjoying your family vacation, driving through California’s most scenic routes, when suddenly, your rental car comes to a complete halt. Your children and, most importantly, your spouse are not happy campers. You think to yourself, with all the advancements in automobiles, couldn’t the rental company have predicted this breakdown and alerted you earlier? If you’...
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Generating a Heat Map with Twitter data using Pipeline Designer – Part 3

Talend Blog - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 14:00
If you have got through part 1 and part 2 of this series of blogs, there are only a few more steps to carry out before you can see the end to end flow of data and create your Heatmap. If you have not read the first two blogs, the links to the blogs are above. Although these blogs have been quite lengthy, I hope you understand that I have tried to make sure that any level of experience can achieve this. Since Pipeline Designer is a new product, I felt that it made sense to be as explicit as possi...
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Data Processing Pipeline Patterns

Informatica Blog - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 18:20
Data produced by applications, devices, or humans must be processed before it is consumed. By definition, a data pipeline represents the flow of data between two or more systems. It is a set of instructions that determine how and when to move data between these systems. My last blog conveyed how connectivity is foundational to a data platform. In this blog, I will describe the different data processing pipelines that leverage different capabilities of the data platform, such as connecti...
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