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Removing Risk and Downtime from Your POWER9 Migration

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:30
IBM’s POWER9 processor is here, and many companies are excited to take full advantage of the significant leap in performance, scalability, and adaptability offered by a new generation of IBM Power Systems machines that run POWER9. But for system administrators, there usually isn’t much excitement when facing the job of migrating all of the necessary data, applications, and system configurations to the new hardware. That’s because downtime and complications often accompany a migration, especially...
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How to Build an Effective Data Quality Management Program

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 13:30
You want to make the most of your big data. However, data quality is paramount to achieving that goal. Implementing an effective data quality management program ensures that your data is of the highest caliber, making it not only useful but also profitable. Read on to learn what you need to know about building an effective data quality management program, including assessing your current state of data quality, putting data quality management strategies in place, and maintaining data quality mana...
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New eBook! 7 Steps to Building Tangible ROI for Data Quality

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 01/12/2019 - 13:30
Syncsort has released a new eBook titled, “7 Steps to Building Tangible ROI for Data Quality.” Although organizations often lack insight into the quality of data used in everyday decision-making, developing a strategy that measures and reports on data quality metrics can help stakeholders craft a business case and ROI model to drive investment in data quality investments. A robust data quality solution automates many profiling and discovery processes, so the business and IT team c...
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The State of IT Security for 2019: Results from our Survey

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 13:30
In 2018 alone, multiple security regulations became effective across the globe, most notably the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and additional regulations are on their heels. As a result, businesses already grappling with increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity attacks now must contend with additional regulatory requirements. To check the pulse of IT teams managing security, Syncsort surveyed over 300 IT professionals on the state of security in their organization, ...
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Addressing 5 Real-World Issues Impacting Data Quality

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:30
Data is the most important resource your company owns. When your data quality is good, it’s a tremendous asset. But when your data quality is bad, it’s a serious liability. Anytime you’re making crucial business decisions using data-driven insights, you need to trust the underlying facts and figures. If they’re incorrect or incomplete, they could be skewing your perspective and leading you towards a disastrous decision. The worst thing about poor data quality is that you often don’t notice...
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Encryption, Tokenization, and Anonymization on IBM i: How Do These Data-Protection Technologies Differ? Which One Should You Choose?

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 13:30
The rise of high-profile breaches as well as new/expanded compliance regulations are compelling every company to increase its vigilance when it comes to securing sensitive data. As a result, if you are finding yourself under pressure to understand and implement encryption or some alternative to protect sensitive data within IBM i environments, Syncsort has a new e-book that can help. Encryption, Tokenization, and Anonymization for IBM i—A Quick Guide to Protecting Sensitive Data walks you throug...
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6 Real-World Examples of Data Integration

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 13:30
Integrating data is like turning coins into dollar bills—they’re fundamentally the same thing, but the final form has far more accessibility, practicality, and utility. Integrating data is the first step to unleashing its full potential. When companies have all their information in one place, they’re able to find the most important and accurate insights within it. Those insights are what gives companies an advantage over the competition. It’s hard to overstate how transformative data integ...
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New eBook! Critical Use Cases for IT Operations Analytics

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 01/05/2019 - 13:30
Syncsort has released a new eBook titled, “Critical Use Cases for IT Operations Analytics.” Today’s computing environments are a complex arrangement of many hardware components and several software layers – and it is vital for each of these parts to be functioning well. In the case of customer-facing systems, the failure of one element can impact hundreds, thousands, or even millions of users. Trying to ensure the optimal performance and availability of IT components, systems and app...
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An Introduction to Apache Airflow and Talend: Orchestrate your Containerized Data Integration and Big Data Jobs

Talend Blog - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 10:09
Introduction In my last blog I described how to achieve continuous integration, delivery and deployment of Talend Jobs into Docker containers with Maven and Jenkins. This is a good start for reliably building your containerized jobs, but the journey doesn’t end there. The next step to go further with containerized jobs is scheduling, orchestrating and monitoring them. While there are plenty of solutions you can take advantage of, I want to introduce an effective way to address this need fo...
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Expert Interview (Part 2): Kenny Scott on the Final Stages of a Data Management Project

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 13:30
At the Collibra Data Citizens event in May of this year, Paige Roberts had a chance to speak with Kenny Scott, a data management consultant. In part one of this two part series, Roberts and Scott spoke about some of the challenges that come along with being a data management consultant. Part two focuses on the final stages of a data consultant project and what’s next for Kenny Scott. Roberts: Going back to where you are now, what stage are you at in the implementation now? Where along the journe...
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Expert Interview (Part 1): Kenny Scott on the Challenges of Data Management

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 13:30
At the Collibra Data Citizens event in May of this year, Paige Roberts had a chance to speak with Kenny Scott, a Data Management Consultant. In part one of this two part series, Roberts and Scott speak about some of the challenges that come along with being a data management consultant. Roberts: Let’s start off with an introduction of yourself for our readers. Scott: My name is Kenny Scott. I started in banking 29 years ago, in the Trustee department providing a regulatory service to large...
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Talend Performance Tuning Strategy

Talend Blog - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 18:16
As a Customer Success Architect with Talend, I spend a significant amount of my time helping customers with optimizing their data integration tasks – both on the Talend Data Integration Platform and the Big Data Platform. While most of the time the developers have a robust toolkit of solutions to address different performance tuning scenarios, a common pattern I notice is that there is no well-defined strategy for addressing root causes for performance issues. Sometimes not having a strategy fix...
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2018 Best of Expert Interviews – Experts in the World of Data

Syncsort Blog - Fri, 12/21/2018 - 13:30
We finish out the Best of 2018 series with a round up of our best Expert Interviews from this year. Take a look at the top 10 posts! #10 Andi Mann and David Hodgson Splunk’s Chief Technology Advocate, Andi Mann and Syncsort’s Chief Product Officer, David Hodgson discuss the digital transformation taking place in IT and how machine learning and AI are helping IT leaders create a more business-centric view of their world. Read more #9 Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro of KDnugg...
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2018 Best of Mainframe – Mainframe’s future & tips for today

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 13:30
Before we move on to 2019, we’re reviewing our best blog posts of the year. Our “Best of 2018” series continues with a look at our most popular mainframe blogs of the year. Here are the top 10 posts that won you over in 2018: #10 Building a Mainframe Disaster Recovery Strategy Your mainframe may not be at the forefront of your mind when you’re planning for disaster recovery. But it should be because getting your mainframe back up and running quickly is essential for maintaining business continui...
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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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