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7 Factors for a Successful Deployment

Talend Blog - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 01:21
Deploying a successful technology solution, especially in data management, takes more than just installing software and writing a job (or multiple jobs… thousands in some cases), and running those jobs. If you’re taking on a new data management initiative, deploying using containers and serverless technology, migrating from traditional data sources to Hadoop, or from on-premises to the cloud, you may be sailing in unfamiliar waters. The rate of change in technology, the explosion of data, and th...
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2018 Best of Data Availability and Security – Recovering and Securing Your Data

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 12/19/2018 - 13:30
Next up, as our Best of 2018 series moves along, we have Data Availability and Data Security. So far we covered the best of Data Quality and Big Data. Read on for the top ten Data Availability and Security posts. #10 6 Reasons Your Data May Become Unavailable Highly available data means data that is accessible virtually without interruption. What stands in the way of high availability and your data? We kick off the countdown with a list of common reasons why data may become unavailable. Read mor...
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An Introduction to the Service Mesh

Talend Blog - Tue, 12/18/2018 - 17:19
In the last few years, microservices or microservice architecture has become a popular reference in IT due to its benefits and the flexibility this architectural style brings. Before we get into working with microservices and Talend, we should review the basics of microservices or a microservice architecture. In a previous blog from Ravi Chebolu, he provided a great insight on Microservices: “Microservices is often quoted as an architectural style for software development as a variant derived f...
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2018 Best of Big Data – Expert insights on basics & top trends

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 12/18/2018 - 13:30
As the year draws to a close, we’re looking back at our best blog content of 2018. We launched our Best of 2018 series yesterday with a look at the Data Quality. Today, we’re reviewing our most popular Big Data blog posts. Let’s count ’em down! #10 Big Data Disaster Recovery Preparation Tips Preparing to recover Big Data workloads after an unexpected disaster requires more than just having data backups on hand. This article explains how to build an effective Big Data disaster recover...
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How to Architect, Engineer and Manage Performance (Part 1)

Talend Blog - Tue, 12/18/2018 - 04:28
This is the first of a series of blogs on how to architect, engineer and manage performance.  In it, I’d like to attempt to demystify performance by defining it clearly as well as describing methods and techniques to achieve performance requirements. I’ll also cover how to make sure the requirements are potentially achievable. Why is Performance Important? To start, let’s look at a few real-world scenarios to illustrate why performance is critical in today’s business: It is th...
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Coop Alleanza’s Holiday Shopping List for a Great Customer Experience

Informatica Blog - Mon, 12/17/2018 - 19:15
An organization’s data management journey is much like holiday shopping: sometimes the effort can feel long and complicated, but it ultimately leads to great outcomes. Just like embarking on a holiday shopping trip to your local mall or searching a variety of ecommerce sites, a “shopping trip” to solve your business’ data management challenges, begins with a few essential items: a plan that identifies all the destinations you’re targeting, and a detailed list of everything that needs to be accom...
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2018 Best of Data Quality – Measuring data quality & reviewing governance strategy best practices

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 12/17/2018 - 13:30
Our Best of 2018 series kicks off with a look at our top data quality blogs that we published this past year. As a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader, we aim to share the value data quality brings to the spectrum of data-based business initiatives. #10 What Defines Data Quality, Anyway? In a general sense, data quality is the ability of a data set to meet an intended goal. But what does that mean, specifically? If you understand the core ideas behind data quality and seek strategies for achieving an ...
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Security 101 – 5 Short Webcasts on Security for Your IBM i

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 13:30
Over the past couple of months, Syncsort has released a series of short webcasts focused on Security for the IBM i. Check what our experts have to say in these five 15-minute videos! 1. IBM i Security Auditing and Reporting IBM i journals and logs are the trusted source of audit information accepted by IBM i security and audit professionals as they contain a trail of access attempts, command line activity, changes to sensitive data, changes to system objects and more. However, IBM i log files c...
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Five Modern Day Mainframe Use Cases

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:30
At a time when cloud computing and commodity x86 servers seem to be generating all the excitement in the IT world, the venerable mainframe refuses to be left behind. As did their predecessors, modern mainframes excel in features such as reliability, availability, serviceability, security, speed, storage, and scalability. Because these characteristics are even higher priorities today than in years past, mainframes are now proving their usefulness in a variety of modern application areas. Let’s ta...
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Database Replication Software 101

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:30
Disasters happen, be they human-made or natural. They’re an inescapable fact of life. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be prepared for disasters. Database replication software is an important part of preparing for disasters that could interrupt the flow of your business. Read on to learn what database replication software does, how it works and why you need it. What Is Database Replication Software? Database replication software is, as the name implies, software that replicates data...
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Talend Cloud: A hybrid-friendly, secure Cloud Integration Platform

Talend Blog - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:21
As enterprises move towards massively scaled interconnected software systems, they are embracing the cloud like never before. Very few would dispute the notion that the cloud has become one of the biggest drivers of change in the enterprise IT landscape and that the cloud has provided IT a powerful way to deploy services in a timely and cost-effective manner. However, the tremendous benefits that you’ve tapped into the cloud has to be balanced against the need to adopt, configure and manage serv...
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Data Theft – Would You Pay The Ransom?

Informatica Blog - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:15
At Deloitte’s Experience Analytics conference this year, there was an interesting and entertaining lab focussing on how to prepare for, and respond to, a data theft. The format was a simulation of a data breach scenario: We were asked to image that we worked for a fictitious European airline who was being blackmailed. The blackmailers are threatening to publish personal information stolen from this fictitious airline if we don’t pay a ransom of £250k. Attendees were divided into groups – and eve...
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Data Matching with Different Regional Data Sets

Talend Blog - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 17:22
When it comes to Data Matching, there is no ‘one size fits all menu’. Different matching routines, different algorithms and different tuning parameters will all apply to different datasets. You generally can’t take one matching setup used to match data from one distinct data set and apply it to another. This proves especially true when matching datasets from different regions or countries. Let me explain. Data Matching for Attributes that are Unlikely to Change Data Matching is all about identif...
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5 (More) Metrics to Use for Measuring Data Quality

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:30
Data quality is not the type of thing that you typically track with a dashboard or assess in an annual report. But that does not mean that you cannot measure data quality—or that you should not be measuring data quality on a routine, ongoing basis. On the contrary, unless you measure data quality consistently, it’s impossible to guarantee that a given set of data will be actionable when you need it to be. The first step in measuring data quality is to identify the metrics that you need to ...
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Interested in Next-Generation Analytics? It’s Time to Join the Integration Hub Club

Informatica Blog - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:15
It’s been an interesting and sometimes daunting task these days to read or watch the news and notice all the disruptions around the world. From political, to geological to climate-related it seems that disruption is everywhere. But not all the disruption you hear about is negative. In our business, we’ve found that often, companies that can efficiently use data to fuel their data-driven digital transformations are better able to intelligently disrupt their markets for the better. Much better. Th...
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The Secret to Syncsort’s Success: 50 Years of Advancing Data

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 13:30
Syncsort has a unique and compelling story. It is the only software company that can make two claims to success. It enjoyed explosive growth in the early days of the software industry and is experiencing phenomenal growth now, 50 years later. Few companies that can make the first claim still exist, and no others can claim the same levels of growth today. How is this possible? Let’s explore what launched Syncsort as a powerhouse in the software business, and how that success was duplicated five d...
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New Webcast! Technology Trends for 2019: What it Means for Your Business

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 13:30
Syncsort has released an on-demand webcast, “Technology Trends for 2019: What It Means for Your Business,” which is currently available for download. Ninety percent of the world’s data was generated in the past two years, and 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated every day. Organizations across industries have an unprecedented opportunity to harness data to move their business forward – but they will need a solid strategy and the right tools to do so. In this 30-minute webcast,...
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Hit the “Easy” Button with Talend & Databricks to Process Data at Scale in the Cloud

Talend Blog - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 21:00
The challenge today for big data is that 85% of on-premises based Big Data projects fail to meet expectations and over 2/3 of Big Data potential is not being realized by organizations. Why is that you ask? Well, simply put on-premises “Big Data” programs are not that easy.  Your data engineers will need to be proficient in new programming languages and architectural models while your system admins will need to learn how to set up and manage a data lake. So you’re not really focusing on what you ...
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Salesforce Customer Speeding Cancer Treatment Through Data

Informatica Blog - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:15
Cancer. In 2018, over 1.7MM new cases of cancer will be diagnosed, and 609K people will die from it. Chances are you know someone that has been affected by this dreadful disease. In the ongoing search for a cure, patients succumb to test after test and then varying courses of treatment. The treatments themselves are none too pleasant. A lot of it seems like trial-and-error which just increases the anxiety and uneasiness for the cancer patients. All these treatments and tests generate a lot of da...
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6 Industries Disrupting Their Markets by Uniting Master Data Management and Internet of Things

Informatica Blog - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 18:15
Data is the lifeblood of every organization today. The flood of Internet of Things (IoT) data means organizations are dealing with data streaming at breakneck speed. However, the struggle for organizations is not in collecting IoT data, but how they can make that data meaningful and useful. And more importantly, actionable. When master data management unites with IoT, that powerful combo plays a key role in helping companies make IoT data actionable. IHS forecasts that the IoT market will grow f...
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