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5 best practices to innovate at speed in the Cloud: Tip #2 Get instant access to data whenever it is needed

Talend Blog - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 13:08
Starting September, The Talend Blog Team began sharing fruitful tips & to securely kick off your data project in the cloud at speed.  This week, we’ll start with the second capability: Get instant access to data whenever it is needed   Data enablement doesn’t stop by delivering data in a data lake or data warehouse. Data must reach easily its point of consumption. Whether it is accessed as a self-service by a business user or integrated into an application, making trusted data available...
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Choosing a Hybrid Cloud Integration Solution

Informatica Blog - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 23:33
Good data, cloud computing, and agile, adaptable software: These are must-haves for any modern enterprise that wants to identify new paths and opportunities for growth, detect problems early on, and change directions as necessary based on business or market demands. Getting data is not the issue; most organizations have tons of data in their databases, applications, IoT streams, and social networks, spread across on-premises and multiple clouds. But how do you get maximum value from ...
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The Smart Data Cloud Approach

Talend Blog - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 14:01
To maximize the benefits of cloud, data & machine learning and make it available to innovative digital teams and customers, the data lake is the definite reference model. How can we accelerate its implementation and scope without losing control or jeopardizing its sustainability? Many data lake initiatives will lead to failure by using artisanal approaches such as specific coding and putting aside quality issues, such as security and governance or compliance. Data from a data lake is only us...
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Five Ways B2B Marketers Can Make a Big Impact

Informatica Blog - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 19:15
Digital has disrupted every corner of business. Demands for always-on and self-service stretch beyond consumers and include business-to-business (B2B) companies as well. This is because the consumers who have grown accustomed to the ease of digital interactions are the same individuals making business purchasing decisions. Whether at home or at the office, individuals want to have good experiences each and every time they interact with a business. Companies who operate primarily in a ...
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Can data privacy compliance create more business opportunities?

Talend Blog - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 14:00
CCPA is the latest regulation which should be a concern for all companies with California residents in their databases. There are less than 90 days left to be ready to comply with CCPA, on top of the other regulations.   The spread of data privacy regulations According to Graham Greenleaf, Professor of Law & Information Systems, UNSW Australia and author of Global Data Privacy Laws 2019: 132 National Laws & Many Bills, the number of countries that have enacted data privacy laws in 2...
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12 Customer Experience Success Stories Worth Mimicking

Informatica Blog - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 19:15
According to a 2018 report from the Pew Research Center, 86% of buyers are willing to pay more for a great customer experience. And 73% of buyers point to customer experience as an important factor in purchasing decisions.  In order to understand today’s and tomorrow’s customers, organizations need to know what customers demand and need. Delivering on those demands, however, is no simple task—but a few brands I work with have achieved amazing result...
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Real-Time Data Drives Strategic Decisions

Informatica Blog - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 19:15
Decision making in business is about seeking a course of action from alternatives, and data powers the critical analysis to select the best course of action. Data has transformed the way businesses operate and take actions. Traditionally, organizations used data stored in their IT systems for making informed business decisions. Slowly, the decisions evolved to include using partner and external data to enrich the decision-making process. With the adoption of streaming analytics techniques and ev...
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How to Become Data-Driven with Informatica and Tableau

Informatica Blog - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 19:15
We all know the problem – businesses today have more data than ever: the total volume of data generated by IoT will reach 600 ZB per year by 2020. Yet many struggle to understand how to leverage their data effectively and scale business value. As a leading data analytics visualization company, Tableau has been on the forefront of helping organizations take advantage of their data assets. The company has recently introduced Tableau Blueprint, step-by-step guide to becoming a data-drive...
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Informatica Named a Leader in Metadata Management by Gartner for the 4th Consecutive Year

Informatica Blog - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 16:30
Gartner recently published its 2019 Metadata Management Magic Quadrant. This is the fourth year that Gartner has published this annual report and for the fourth year in a row, Informatica has been named a Leader.[1] Over the last few years, metadata management  has rapidly evolved from being an arcane technical discipline to a critical business priority for the modern data environment. Why is that the case? By adding context to data, metadata provides the means to understand ...
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The Right Design Tool Is Foundational to a Data Platform

Informatica Blog - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 19:15
“A good tool improves the way you work. A great tool improves the way you think” Jeff Duntemann In my previous blog, I described characteristics of various data processing pipelines regardless of use case, persona, context, or data size.  To support these use cases or personas, the right design tools are essential to creating data processing pipelines using Lego-like blocks and an easy-to-use interface to build a pipeline using those blocks. From our extensive experience, here are key cap...
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Using AI for Outcome-Based Customer Experience

Informatica Blog - Tue, 10/15/2019 - 19:15
Getting from customer satisfaction to winning customers’ hearts and minds. Garbage in… garbage out. As 2020 approaches, the old adage has resurfaced, thanks in large part to four trends that are morphing from talking point into reality: Higher customer expectationsSelecting experiences over price and productExplosion of dataIncreased use of machine learning and AI On their own, none of these trends are new. But when they’re combined with a customer-focused strategy, they represe...
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Connectivity Matters – Especially for B2B Data Transfers

Informatica Blog - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 19:15
Did you know that insurance companies charge you extra if you plan to drive on the roundabout at the Arc De Triomphe? Yes, traffic can become challenging around the arc. Whenever I’m in Paris, I make it a point to have my taxi driver circle the arc at least once. I enjoy watching the traffic orchestration that takes place as vehicles merge into the intimidating traffic. Drivers, policemen, and passengers constantly overcome traffic hurdles and manage to get to their destination quickly an...
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The Importance of Provenance and Lineage in Data | Informatica

Informatica Blog - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 18:36
What Connects Good Food and Good Data? The Importance of Provenance and Lineage This is a blog about data. But I am going to start by talking about food. We are what we eat—or at least that’s what the purveyors of fine foods would have us believe. As consumers, how do we decide what’s good for us to eat? First, we scan the label to understand some key aspects like calorie content, nutritional content, organic versus conventionally grown, processed versus natural food, etc. If all of that ...
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Higher Education’s Data-Driven Digital Transformation Focuses on Student Experience

Informatica Blog - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 19:15
Higher education is in the process of being disrupted. Colleges and universities, both private and public institutions, are facing a decline in student enrollment, revenue shortfalls, and decreases in State funding. At the same time, the business models and assumptions of how to operate and scale these schools for a modern student body are all being questioned. The catalysts for many of these transformations include: Effectively supporting cultural shifts in the student demograp...
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3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Cloud Trial Software

Informatica Blog - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 20:15
Technology is constantly evolving to tackle existing and new business challenges, and one of the lowest-friction ways for an organization to test out whether a potential solution is the right fit is by trying the product before making an investment. With the announcement of a broad set of new trial versions of our enterprise next-gen iPaaS, here are a few things we’ve learned over the years with regard to free trials. Why Try a Trial? It’s always a good idea to test-drive software if ...
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How to Win with APIs

Informatica Blog - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 19:15
Part 2—Defining APIs: Lightweight APIs and Data APIs In my previous post, I discussed the “API first” approach and API hub as essential ingredients for a successful data management strategy. As “API first” approach suggests that we define the API first, it makes us think about its purpose. This gives rise to some fundamental questions. What need is it intended to address? Who is the consumer? Do we expect it to be mass-consumed? What data does it require and provide? And so on. Once these...
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How to go Hadoop-less with Informatica Data Engineering and Databricks

Informatica Blog - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 19:15
Apache Hadoopwas born as an on-premises platform. Most of the use cases for early commercial Hadoop vendors focused on on-premises implementations of the open source data analytics platform. Eventually, Hadoop-as-a-Service—meaning Hadoop running in the cloud became increasingly popular. However, the Hadoop-as-a-Service model ran into the following challenges: Core Hadoop services such as YARN and HDFS were not designed from the ground up for cloud native environments.The DevOps and managem...
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Big Data in Healthcare: Driving Digital Transformation

Informatica Blog - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 19:15
I spend much of my time meeting with healthcare executives and discussing how they can transform their organizations using data. Perhaps unsurprisingly, these discussions often start with a focus on the discrete data captured in electronic health records or the codified content of claims and other transaction applications for payers. However, focusing on just the discrete data available from healthcare transaction applications ignores the huge potential of information that is rea...
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