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How to Move to GCP BigQuery Data Warehouse

Informatica Blog - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 22:09
As the founder of modern management, Peter Drucker, once said, “If you can’t measure, you can’t improve it.” In an effort to move towards a modern enterprise data and analytics ecosystem, many businesses are considering moving to cloud-based enterprise data warehouses, like Google Cloud Platform BigQuery. But to get there, they face challenges around the increased disparate data sources, volume, velocity, legacy data, and integration silos. As companies develop their cloud journey roadma...
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Informatica iPaaS Enables Data-Driven Transformation in the Tourism Sector

Informatica Blog - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 18:00
This blog is co-authored by Jaymin Darbari, Data Governance Lead, Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism and Hafdi Salah, Managing Partner at BBI Consultancy The travel and tourism industry depends on data to spot trends, understand what travelers are looking for, and make decisions about how to attract new visitors. But that data is often disconnected and locked up in various enterprise systems and processes. To solve the problem of getting tourism data from source to dashbo...
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For Charter Communications, Data Privacy Compliance Provides a Data Governance Opportunity

Informatica Blog - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 19:00
In our organizations, much like in life itself, there are activities that you have to do and activities that you want to do. Weighing the pros and cons of prioritizing one over the other can often be a difficult balance. Thankfully, there are instances where the two sides can work together. And this is the case with the widespread and global rise in data privacy regulations over the last five years. With the GDPR, and even more recently with CCPA, data privacy is no longer an area that c...
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How to Accelerate Customer Insights With the “Power of Three”

Informatica Blog - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 18:00
Customer insights are the foundation for enterprise businesses to build an effective customer experience. Customer insight involves analyzing data to better understand customers and make informed decisions about how, when and what to sell. Better decisions result in more effective and efficient strategies and campaigns that result in increased profitability.   Currently, many enterprises have multiple applications that touch the customer, and they are scattered across IT, marketi...
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What You Need to Know About Application Modernization

Informatica Blog - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 21:50
The importance of modernizing your legacy applications In a word, the one objective for IT in the year 2021 is agility. That is why organizations are rushing to modernize their legacy applications in the cloud. Application modernization is the process of taking existing legacy applications (for example, Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, or even home-grown systems,) and strategically modernizing them in a way that integrates and unifies every aspect of the underlying business proces...
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Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) – Another Regulatory Headache or an Opportunity?

Informatica Blog - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 18:00
As global organizations build out and mature their data governance and privacy programs as a top goal for 2021, the challenge of unleashing more business-critical data to drive enterprise value creation programs—against the potential harm of data exposure risks—continues to be a work in progress to get right. And the problem is compounded as organizations need to consider consumer privacy laws across the globe.  Data privacy governance policies within globalized organization...
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5 Pitfalls of “Legacy” Cloud Master Data Management

Informatica Blog - Wed, 02/03/2021 - 18:00
Not all cloud MDM systems are created equal. Although the term “legacy” is most commonly equated to on-premises systems, the same principles can be applied to the cloud. Legacy cloud systems, typically built prior to 2015, are not the same as cloud native systems. But what does the term “cloud native” mean, and why is it so important? The Cloud Native Computing Foundation provides an official definition:  ...
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The latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management Solutions is Out—and Informatica is a Leader Again

Informatica Blog - Mon, 02/01/2021 - 17:08
I am very excited to share that Gartner has released its 2021 Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Master Data Management (MDM) Solutions report this week, and have named Informatica a Leader for the fifth time in a row. The report positioned Informatica furthest on both the “ability to execute” as well as the “completeness of vision.” This achievement is truly a proud moment for us and a ...
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Data Security vs. Data Privacy—What’s the Difference?

Informatica Blog - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 18:00
With Data Privacy Day here once again, you may be asking yourself two common questions: “Aren’t data security and data privacy the same thing?”“How are data privacy and data security different?” A quick search online appears to often intertwine the two topics, so let’s have some fun with a short quiz to test your perspective. Data Security and Data Privacy Quiz Which of these recommendations would you characterize as a data security or data privacy best practice? H...
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Simplicity, Productivity, and Scale for Cloud Data Warehouses and Data Lakes

Informatica Blog - Wed, 01/27/2021 - 18:00
How to Achieve Cloud-Native Analytics Nirvana Cloud is a key enabler to every digital transformation initiative, and we’re seeing the adoption of cloud increasing exponentially. Over 80% of workloads are expected to be run in the cloud this year and the same number are expected to move between clouds (Source: Forbes, Logic Monitor Cloud Adoption). But why do most cloud data warehouse and data lake projects fail to deliver expected results? As enterprises build, consolidate, ...
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Building Trust to Accelerate your Data Marketplace and Migrate Data to the Cloud with Confidence

Informatica Blog - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 18:00
Delivering trusted data is challenging When it comes to democratizing data use across the enterprise, you could say that we are experiencing a perfect storm. Along with accelerating cloud services adoption by way of application modernization—and building out cloud data warehouses and data lakes for teams to improve collaboration—we now have to address and resolve an increasing number of trust considerations, as our data moves into new frontiers for ease of use, greater elasticity ...
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Getting Started With IoT Geospatial Data

Informatica Blog - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 18:00
Every day the number of devices connected to the internet keeps growing. As more smart devices and advanced sensors come online this number will keep rising exponentially. Some estimates suggest that by 2025 there will be about 41.6 billion connected devices, which can generate 79.4 zettabytes (ZB) of data [Source: IDC]. Some of these will be sensors and devices that can provide geographic data and other information that can help businesses perform geospatial analytics and visualizat...
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AI-Powered Automation and Refreshed UI—What’s New in Product 360 10.1?

Informatica Blog - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 18:29
We are excited to kick off the new year with the availability of Product 360 10.1. This new release offers refreshed user interfaces, AI-powered classification capabilities, and a rich set of cool features and innovations to bring user experience to the next level. The global pandemic has further accelerated the shift towards digital commerce. “Contactless,” convenient, and secure shopping has quickly become a key consumer request across touchpoints, ultimately resulting in a glob...
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Digital Commerce Trends Impacting Product Experience in 2021

Informatica Blog - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 18:00
One of the biggest takeaways from 2020 has been the accelerated shift towards digital commerce channels due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. “Contactless” shopping has quickly become a key consumer request across sales channels and e-commerce continues to grow at a speedy rate despite global economic uncertainty. The themes of this year’s National Retail Federation (NRF) virtual “Retail’s Big Show”  are meant to address the immediate needs facing retailers today, including ways to ens...
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Three Reasons to Celebrate Informatica’s Customer 360 SaaS

Informatica Blog - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 18:00
As we kick off the much-anticipated start of 2021, I am excited to share Informatica’s latest game-changing innovation: Customer 360 Software as a Service (SaaS). Leveraging more than 25 years of experience and innovation, we are redefining the capabilities of modern MDM with an all-in-one approach while maintaining the comprehensiveness and power that made us the leader in master data management. The solution, which became generally available December 19, 2020, provides customer ...
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Genworth Financial Accelerates Data Governance Initiatives with Catalog of Catalogs

Informatica Blog - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 18:00
Implementing a comprehensive enterprise-wide data governance and compliance strategy is a top priority for enterprises of all types and sizes, especially those in regulated industries.  Ask any data governance expert, compliance officer, or Chief Data Officer and they will tell you that it is a critical component of their data management strategy. Enterprises today recognize that governance is essential to derive value from their data and mitigate risks. In a highly complex d...
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People-Centric Governance – How Bristol Myers Squibb Makes Takes a Personal Approach to Data

Informatica Blog - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 19:42
Over the past year, we’ve focused our Data Empowerment Experts series on data governance leaders who are empowering their organizations with trusted data. At the end of the day, empowerment is equal parts data and people. Enterprises need to be concerned that their data can deliver value, and that it can be trusted, easily found, understood, and accessed by the people in their organizations who need it. The organizations that are best at this process understand that if you can get data into ...
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Delivering faster analytics projects with Stitch in the EU

Talend Blog - Mon, 12/28/2020 - 11:18
Stitch is now available with a European data center for faster and compliant analytics   It’s no secret that businesses are undergoing a dramatic digital acceleration during the pandemic. A recent Gartner CFO Survey characterizes this acceleration as “from the pace of a multi-year marathon to a 12-month sprint,” while a McKinsey survey estimates that organizations have shortened the digitization of their customer and supply-chain interactions by three to four years. Lagging behind in turni...
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