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The Privacy Hazard in High Tech Heritage

Talend Blog - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:00
DNA kits like 23andMe, Helix and AncestryDNA topped holiday gift guides again this past year. Kits range in the market from $60 to $200, and they’re meant to help consumers understand family history, genealogy and can even connect unknown family members. Collecting genetic data can also have broader impacts in healthcare and justice for law enforcement. We’ve seen this play out in the arrest of the suspected Golden State Killer Joseph James DeAngelo as a result of DNA from an ancestry website. H...
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Five Signs of Growing Maturity in the Data Catalog Market

Informatica Blog - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 18:30
Over the last couple of years, data catalogs have been positioned as the panacea to address all kinds of problems in the modern data environment. Given the growing importance of data as a strategic asset, the pressure to make trusted data easily available to the business, and the complexity of the modern data landscape, the hype is understandable. It’s not surprising that so many companies have bought into the promise of intelligent data catalogs to help unlock value from their data assets. Now,...
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5 best practices to deliver trust in your data project: Tip #1 Master Data Quality

Talend Blog - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:00
During Summer, The Talend Blog Team will relay to share fruitful tips & to securely kick off your data project. This week, we’ll start with the first capability: make sure the data you create, develop and share within your organization stay clean and governed.   Master data quality with trustworthy, complete and up-to-date data assets According to Harvard Business Review, 47% of newly created data has at least one critical error. Poor data quality adversely affects all organizations on...
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Continuous Integration made easy in the Cloud with Talend

Talend Blog - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:00
In this blog I would like to highlight a new capability from our latest 7.2 Studio and its integration with Talend Cloud in the Summer ‘19 release. While this feature could be seen as a light improvement aiming to ease the life of Talend users, it’s in fact much more than that! While Talend has been delivering CI/CD capabilities for a very long time, the continuous integration tools landscape is evolving fast. Here at Talend we have kept pace to allow you to use the latest technologies and speed...
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Data Privacy through shuffling and masking – Part 1

Talend Blog - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:00
Protecting sensitive data can be a challenging task for companies. In a connected world in which data privacy regulations are continually changing, some technics offer strong solutions for staying compliant with the latest requirements such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in the United States or the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe. In this two-part blog series, we aim to explore some of the techniques giving you the ability to selectively share production qualit...
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Learn How Next-Gen Analytics and AI Can Help You Transform Your Business

Informatica Blog - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 17:15
I was recently in downtown San Diego during one of the largest global comics conferences: Comic-Con International 2019. The event is growing every year, and this year an estimated 300,000 visitors and attendees will generate more than $150M in economic impact for the city of San Diego. Despite the excited fans all around me, I was thinking about the role that data plays in an event like this. Data needs to be used by IT and business users to optimize the customer experience; and IoT streamin...
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Talend Data Trust Readiness Report: How Companies Cope with Modern Data Challenges

Talend Blog - Thu, 08/08/2019 - 14:01
We’ve entered the era of the information economy, where data has become the most critical asset of every organization. To support business objectives such as revenue growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction, organizations are increasingly reliant on data to make decisions and drive their operations. Since data is such an important strategic asset for most organizations, we wanted to know how much confidence data users (e.g. data architects, developers, and data engineers) as well as exec...
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Data Governance vs. Data Management: What’s the Difference?

Informatica Blog - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 20:15
I’m often asked if there is a difference between data governance and data management. The answer is yes—but they are related.   Data governance is the definition of organizational structures, data owners, policies, rules, process, business terms, and metrics for the end-to-end lifecycle of data (collection, storage, use, protection, archiving, and deletion). Data management is the technical implementation of data governance. Data governance without implementation is just docu...
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Generating a Heat Map with Twitter data using Pipeline Designer – Part 2

Talend Blog - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 19:00
First of all, sorry about the delay in getting the second part of this blog written up. Things are moving very fast at Talend at the moment, which is great, but it’s led to me having to delay in getting this second part out. I’ve been spending quite a bit of time working with the Pipeline Designer Summer 2019 release. Some really exciting additions are coming to Pipeline Designer, but we will look into those at a later date. For now, we will start looking into configuring our AWS dat...
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Informatica Teams up with Microsoft to Help Enterprises Accelerate Cloud Data Warehousing on Microsoft Azure

Informatica Blog - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 16:00
Today, Microsoft announced an industry-first joint program with Informatica that provides customers with a free proof-of-value offer to help jumpstart one of the most business-critical and high ROI cloud modernization initiatives any company can undertake: modernizing to a cloud data warehouse. The success and growth of today’s enterprises is founded on the distinctive link between data, agility, analytics, and insights. Enterprise data warehouses sit at the core of this equation, but they ar...
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Talend Named a Leader Again in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools

Talend Blog - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 14:00
From its inception back in 2005 to today, Talend has always sought to be a different kind of data integration company – one rooted in open source to provide our customers with greater choice and flexibility and not afraid to change and embrace new innovations, such as multi-cloud and hybrid support and native integration with serverless cloud platforms.  It gives us great pleasure to announce that Gartner is recognizing Talend as a leader for the fourth time in a row in their 2019 Gartner Magic ...
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Provisioning and executing Talend ETL Jobs on Serverless platforms using Apache Airflow

Talend Blog - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 14:00
Talend 7.1 brings in many new features, one such feature which needs a special discussion is containerization, which opens the doors to design and implement new Architectures namely Microservices. With a Maven plugin the Studio is now able to Build and Publish standard Jobs as Docker images into a Docker registry. The Talend Jobs which are built as Docker images provide us portability and ease of deployment on Linux, Windows and macOS and allows us to choose between on-premise and cloud infrastr...
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Be the first to try Talend Cloud on Azure through Early Access Program (EAP)

Talend Blog - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 14:00
Earlier in May of this year we announced that Talend Cloud, our Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), will soon be available on Microsoft Azure starting in Q3 2019. For those who choose Azure as their cloud platform of choice, Talend Cloud running natively on Azure will provide enhanced connectivity options for modern data integration needs as well as better performance. Today, we’re announcing the availability of our Early Access Program (EAP) for Talend Cloud on Azure. As a participant i...
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Want to Offer Exceptional Customer Experiences? Ask Your Data

Informatica Blog - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 18:15
One of the things I enjoy most about my role at Informatica is meeting with people in all types of organizations and from all sorts of industries around the world. And while their business models and geographic locations may be wildly different, one thing is universally understood: to keep current customers and gain new ones, you must be able to provide an exceptional customer experience. More than ever, customer experience plays a critical role in both initial and repeat purchase decisi...
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Informatica Awarded a Place on UK Government’s G-Cloud 11 Framework

Informatica Blog - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 09:00
Data is a critical resource for enabling more efficient, collaborative and effective government and public services. We can expect to see many of the sophisticated, data-driven approaches pioneered in the private sector being applied to tackle some of our biggest public policy challenges. Only last June, the UK government announced its intention to develop a National Data Strategy that would unleash the power of data across government and the wider economy, while building citizen trust in its us...
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GDPR, CCPA, and Other Emerging Mandates: A Perfect Storm Driving Data Privacy and Protection

Informatica Blog - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 19:58
The GDPR, the CCPA, and more privacy mandates to follow, have galvanized the enterprise need for operationalizing data privacy and protection. In conjunction with social media privacy abuses and increasing numbers of data breaches, the focus on data privacy is accelerating rapidly to become a board-level concern. Witness the growth and interest in the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Membership has grown to over 60,000 privacy professionals worldwide an...
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Need to Convince Your Business Leaders of the Value of iPaaS?

Informatica Blog - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 19:15
Enterprise cloud integration spending is expected to increase dramatically this year, according to recent forecasts. Are your business leaders in line with this trend? When I talk to customers who use iPaaS every day, it’s clear they know the value of a next-gen integration platform as a service – they can’t achieve their digital transformation without it. But some business leaders don’t understand why iPaaS is so essential. To convince your stakeholders, we bring you the Informatica Nex...
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