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How an Acquisition Informatica Made 10 Years Ago Led to Our Next Phase of Great

Informatica Blog - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 18:14
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Informatica acquisition of Siperian. In the ten years since that acquisition, Siperian has been renamed Informatica Multidomain MDM, and is now recognized as a leading solution in the market. More than 2,000 organizations now count on Informatica to solve some of the most complex data challenges that would otherwise hinder their ability to grow fast and allows them to intelligently address their...
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From GDPR to CCPA, the right to data access is the Achilles’ Heel of data privacy compliance and customer trust – Part 3

Talend Blog - Wed, 01/29/2020 - 12:00
This blog is the third and last one of a series dedicated to Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) and its importance to regain customer trust.   In the first and second blog posts we explained the importance of DSAR as well as how the customer experience can be impacted if the process is not well managed. In this last part, we will go through a few tips that could help you to be DSAR champions!       How to succeed with DSARs Although our GDPR benchmark research highlighted a low...
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Data Privacy Day: CCPA Resources

Informatica Blog - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 20:51
January 1, 2020, marked the effective date for the long-awaited California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). However, if you’re like most of the companies affected by this groundbreaking privacy compliance mandate—which, according to a December 2019 survey, represented anywhere from 90% to 99% of companies out there—you may not feel as though you’re ready to respond. Protecting the world’s fifth-largest economy, the CCPA represents new obligations for any company doing business with residents of C...
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Don’t You Just Love being in Control?!

Informatica Blog - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 14:49
Earlier this year, Alex Tim and I delivered a workshop at the UX STRAT conference in Amsterdam. We developed our “AI Design for Enterprise Products” workshop for UX designers across industries, and centered around our experience working on CLAIRE, Informatica’s cutting edge AI technology featured in many of the company’s products. We spent the majority of our time discussing our thoughts on Informatica’s five UX design principles for delivering a greater user experience for Artificial Intelligen...
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Leadership and Vision: Why Informatica is in the Best Position to Help Organizations Succeed

Informatica Blog - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 17:20
Leadership and vision are two critical tenets of a successful business. While leadership is about focusing attention on what matters most to customers, vision is about how we deal with today’s realities, as well as how we address the future. Vision represents who we are and what we stand for. Leadership and vision—and how they have driven Informatica from the very beginning—are part of the reason I decided to join Informatica 5 years ago. It also explains why we have designed and buil...
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The Rise of Chief Data Officers in the Federal Government

Informatica Blog - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 19:56
With the US Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) recent release of the Federal Data Strategy 2020 Year One Action Plan, there is now unprecedented opportunity in the coming decade to fundamentally change—for the better—the Federal Government’s approach to leveraging data as a strategic asset. The Action Plan, coupled with the 2019 OPEN Government Data Act, provides agency Chief Data Officers (CDOs) with the justification to lead change throughout their organizations that will not only democra...
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Healthcare Transformation: Goodbye Data Frustration, Hello Data Freedom, Part II

Informatica Blog - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 18:26
This second in a series focusing on the challenges and changes facing healthcare payers and providers focuses on how data management holds the promise of a cure for what ails the healthcare industry. Every transformational healthcare initiative today has a significant reliance on the availability of accessible, trusted and secure data. In my previous post, I explored the variety of data frustrations that healthcare technology professionals from both provider and payer organizations have conte...
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From GDPR to CCPA, the right to data access is the Achilles’ Heel of data privacy compliance and customer trust – Part 2

Talend Blog - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 12:00
This blog is the second of a series dedicated to Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) and its importance to regain customer trust.     In the first part of this series, I explained what is DSAR and why the organizations should care about it. Now, let’s take a look at how the process can be perceived by the customers. Our recent GDPR benchmark research shows that the road can be tortuous. A bumpy ride for customers There has always been a significant gap between how organizations belie...
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Exploit Perishable Insights with Informatica’s Intelligent Streaming Solution

Informatica Blog - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 21:04
With the number of connected devices expected to reach 50 billion by 2020[1], there is a huge volume of data that is being generated. These devices are changing lives—and the nature of data. This data provides businesses with nearly real-time access into how its products are being used. Organizations need to identify and act on this data in real time or else they will lose out to competitors as the latency in the data will make the insights perishable. What are perishable insights...
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Guide to Ingesting Data Into Your Cloud Data Lake for BI and Real-Time Streaming Analytics

Informatica Blog - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 22:03
Data is driving the strategic decisions within organizations. Because data is such an important asset, it is essential to capture data from a variety of sources across the enterprise, including partner ecosystem and third-party data. Many organizations have started initiatives to bring data from the various sources and move it onto data lakes or messaging systems such as Kafka so that they can integrate and analyze the data to help drive critical business decisions. Business use cases A ...
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Like the Infinity Stones, keep your Talend services as far apart as possible

Talend Blog - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 14:00
Ok, so we all probably know why keeping all Infinity Stones in one place is a bad idea, right? You must now be wondering what the relationship between Infinity Stones and Talend could be. Worry not, Thanos isn’t coming and there is a reasonable explanation behind the MCU fandom references, I promise. I like to use this analogy to emphasize how distributing your Talend services among different servers according to Talend recommended architecture guidelines is as important as keeping the Infinity ...
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Data Governance Best Practices in Focus: Gaining Clarity and Learning from Data Governance Experts

Informatica Blog - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 18:10
As someone who’s worn glasses his whole life, I’m all too aware that the phrase “20/20” means that you have perfect vision. For many, the year 2020 also provides a new opportunity for clarity in your professional career. This time of year, there are countless posts online about how to best take advantage of the new decade, ways you can work on yourself, and tips for setting goals for the year ahead. If you’re like me, then learning from other’s experiences—whether in books, in person at events, ...
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Talend’s Next Chapter

Talend Blog - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 18:29
  Today we open a new chapter at Talend, in which we begin our journey from a $250M company to a $1 billion cloud market leader. Over the last six years, I’ve been honored to help build and lead the team that brought Talend from a $50M startup, through its IPO in 2016 to become a quarter-billion-dollar company. Together, we built one of the fastest-growing cloud businesses in the world. Now it’s time for me to take a step back and welcome our new leader who will help propel Tal...
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Hybrid Integration Platform: 3 Critical Drivers for Your HIP Strategy

Informatica Blog - Wed, 01/08/2020 - 23:54
If integration and data management are not already part of your technology and IT operations strategy, they soon will be. The push towards digital transformation and the adoption and consumption of lightweight microservices, advanced analytics, etc. are demanding more from today’s platforms. At the heart of today’s modernization initiatives is cloud technology. A lot of existing workloads are on-premises, and many organizations plan to retain some of those on-premises investments long term while...
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From GDPR to CCPA, the right to data access is the Achilles’ Heel of data privacy compliance and customer trust – Part 1

Talend Blog - Tue, 01/07/2020 - 12:00
This blog is the first of a series dedicated to Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) and its importance to regain customer trust.   In December 2019 we released the second edition of our data privacy benchmark, and this year again, results are shocking: 18 months after GDPR came into force, 58% of surveyed companies are not performing with data privacy. The issue relates to the right of access, which gives individuals the right to obtain a copy of their personal data. This is worrying for c...
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Getting Application Modernization Right with Informatica Cloud Application Integration and Data Quality

Informatica Blog - Tue, 01/07/2020 - 00:26
Why App/API Integration and Data Quality Matter When You’re Trying to Avoid Code, Load and Explode Co-authored with Ruma Sanyal, Director, Hybrid Integration Platform and iPaaS. Application modernization is the refactoring, re-purposing, or consolidation of legacy software programming to align more closely with current business needs. As Orbis Research’s Global Application Modernization Services Market 2019 Analysis explains, “the goal of an application modernization project is to cre...
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Data privacy hidden gems in Talend Component Palette: Part 2

Talend Blog - Fri, 01/03/2020 - 14:00
Data Privacy is becoming the main buzz word in technical circles day by day. Sometime back, we thought that illegal gathering personal identifiable information from data servers can happen only in James Bond and Mission Impossible movies. But technology is changing quite rapidly and in this era of global virtual connectivity, customer private information is becoming more and more insecure. The news of customer data getting misused by data analytics companies, data theft from major banks, etc. ar...
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Countdown to CCPA compliance: Top 10 data governance tips

Talend Blog - Mon, 12/30/2019 - 10:40
In just a couple of days, the new year will be upon us and the California Customer Privacy Act (CCPA) will be in full effect. This means, going forward, businesses that collect personal data from people who reside in the Golden State must now honor their requests to access, delete, and opt out of sharing or selling their information.   Sound familiar? That’s probably because your organization is already on top of it and has been dedicating its resources to preparing for the January 1, 2020...
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How to create a business glossary on Talend Data Catalog using API Services and Data Stewardship

Talend Blog - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 16:40
We often come across people talking about managing their data by one means such as a Data Lake, MDM or data governance. Modern data management is not only about managing your data but also about making data useful for the business. Furthermore, data management is also about providing the ability to relate frequently used business terminologies to data in the systems. Most of the big enterprises spend months to discover and identify the impact of any change on their entire data supply chain. For...
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Data Processing Engines Part 2: Pushing the Pedal to the Metal With Pushdown Optimization

Informatica Blog - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 20:34
In the previous blog, we discussed how data processing engines are central to a data platform.   In this blog, we’ll dive into the characteristics of pushdown optimization.   If you’ve read the data engine blog series, so far, we described working with abstract definition of a data pipeline.  That is, once the data pipeline is validated and optimized, the data pipeline needs to be translated into optimized code to support transactional, database, big data, and analytical workloads. In the...
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