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Fueling the Next Generation of Intelligent Digital Commerce with MDM – Product 360 10.0

Informatica Blog - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 17:42
We announced the General Availability of the 10.0 Major Release of Informatica MDM – Product 360 during our recent Spring 2020 Virtual Launch Event, where we showcased how customers can fuel their business with AI-powered intelligent data. Product 360 Version 10.0 represents a true major release that delivers significant innovation to our product information management (PIM) customers. It fuels your digital commerce needs by combining deepest PIM functionality and enterprise scala...
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Big Data in Banking: Use Cases in 2020 and Beyond

Informatica Blog - Mon, 04/13/2020 - 22:16
What is the Role of Big Data in Banking? Big data is defined by four main characteristics: volume, velocity, variety, and veracity. The global financial services industry generates massive amounts of structured and unstructured data every day by processing hundreds of billions of financial transactions as well as through interactions such as email, audio and video communications, call logs, weblogs, and mentions on social media. One significant driver of this data explo...
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Surfing the Mavericks of Data with AI

Informatica Blog - Fri, 04/10/2020 - 18:57
We all know by now that AI needs large amounts of data to increase the power of predictive analytics, but with the exponential growth in data, data in turn needs AI. I live a mile from the Pacific Ocean where some of the greatest athletes surf some of the largest waves in the world at a site called the Mavericks just off of Half Moon Bay in California. Surfing the biggest waves requires thousands of hours of learning through experience so that the ability to react instantaneously is f...
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Customer Experience Innovators Use More Data: 5 Techniques from Successful Customer Experience Leaders

Informatica Blog - Fri, 04/10/2020 - 03:53
At a recent Informatica Customer Experience (CX) VIP Seminar, an attendee remarked that “CX innovators use more data.  Amazon, Google—they all use a lot more data than my company.” That’s true. Those companies understand their customers deeply and make personalized recommendations that usually hit the mark. The room tended to agree, and the general theme of the workshop was to use more data for CX decisions and processes.  However, that sentiment bears closer scrutiny. It isn’t just that CX lead...
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Transforming Data Reliability and Building Trust at Genworth Financial

Informatica Blog - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 17:54
For many businesses, perception may be the hardest thing to change. How someone thinks about you, your product, your organization, or your data is—to that individual at least—simply the truth. Unfortunately, this is often true for enterprises that are tasked with starting a new data governance program: the data is perceived as inaccurate, that it’s not trustworthy, or, even worse, that it’s ‘data sewage’. This was the case at Genworth Financial when the data governance team began their progr...
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Enabling Olympic-level performance and productivity for Delta Lake on Databricks

Talend Blog - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 15:02
  Recently, Databricks introduced Delta Lake, a new analytics platform that combines the best elements of data lakes and data warehouses in a paradigm it calls a “lakehouse.” Delta Lake expands the breadth and depth of use cases that Databricks customers can enjoy. Databricks provides a unified analytics platform that provides robust support for use cases ranging from simple reporting to complex data warehousing to real-time machine learning. If you use Delta Lake, you have just one place ...
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Streaming Analytics: What It Is and How it Benefits Your Business

Informatica Blog - Mon, 04/06/2020 - 23:40
What is Streaming Analytics? Streaming analytics platforms can ingest, analyze, and act on real-time streaming data coming from various sources so you can take immediate action while the events are still happening. It has the ability to gather and analyze large volumes of data arriving in “streams” from always-on sources such as sensor data, telematics data, machine logs, social media feed, change data capture data from traditional and relationship databases, location data, and so on....
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How Talend is joining the fight against COVID-19: unlocking the best data for health researchers

Talend Blog - Mon, 04/06/2020 - 07:00
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, presents challenges the world hasn’t seen for decades. Humans have fought global pandemics before, and it isn’t easy. But we have an additional weapon on our side this time — data. Data helps researchers understand the spread of the disease, how it is transmitted, and the rate at which transmissions occur from the initial infection. Data is invaluable in defeating this virus. But researchers face unique challenges in working with health care data. New files are a...
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Financial Institutions and Data: Now Is the Time to Address Your Data Management and Governance Gaps

Informatica Blog - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 20:08
Like most industries, financial services companies are working feverishly to keep their employees and customers safe, ramp up their ability to support remote access for stay-at-home employees, and ensure existing customers have access to their accounts and key services during this time of need. Business and technology leaders are revisiting and reprioritizing where to invest as budgets are being slashed as a result of COVID-19’s impact on the economy. Banks will see less revenue as c...
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Data Marketplace: Costco for the Chief Data Office

Informatica Blog - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 04:04
Even Fortune 500 companies face challenges when making data widely accessible to constituents. All too often, organizations lack protocols to be able to accurately track who is using data and for what purpose. A large defense contractor described a daily challenge faced by its analytics community of some 600+ data analysts and scientists, who were spending 14% of their time searching for information to complete simple tasks such as report creation, metric calculation, and model testi...
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From Manual Effort to Automation & Scale

Informatica Blog - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 01:21
Who wants more work? When was the last time you thought to yourself, ‘Gosh, I just wish I had some more work to do, my day-to-day job is not nearly keeping me busy enough’? For most people, the answer to that question is: “Never.” The vast majority of us are busy and active with quite enough to do without having more added to our plates. This is why, when a new governance initiative kicks off and the governance team asks you to document all you know of data—lineage, quality, process, and...
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Capturing data intelligence at first sight with Talend Data Inventory

Talend Blog - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 07:10
Think about your experience when you book a hotel room, order a taxi, or purchase something online. You reach the best offer in a few clicks and you get additional guidance with ratings to so you can predict the quality of the goods or services you’re buying. It’s really helpful to have all that additional information. So why don’t we get a similar experience when consuming data? Well, now you can. Welcome to Talend Data Inventory. This is our new cloud native application within Talend Data Fabr...
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110 Success Stories Showcasing Data-Driven Innovation

Informatica Blog - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 19:47
If you’ve been following my blog, I bet you’re catching onto a common theme:  I love to discover and brag about our amazing customers and share their stories! For more than 25 years, we’ve seen how over 9,500 customers deliver data-driven innovation to their organizations. Their initiatives range from next-generation analytics (most recently through cloud data warehouse and data lake initiatives), cloud modernization, data governance and privacy, and the power of leveraging 360-...
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5 Keys to Operationalizing Data Analytics in the Cloud

Informatica Blog - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 16:47
Enterprises across the globe are analyzing large datasets to uncover patterns and valuable insights, which in turn inform their decisions. These business insights and decisions result in several benefits for enterprises such as: lower costs, improved operational efficiency, new revenue streams, fraud detection, increased customer engagement and satisfaction, competitive advantage, and more. Analytics at Cloud Scale Traditional data analytics that helped organizations drive business...
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EDI and EDI Gateways in the Digital Age

Informatica Blog - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 19:34
This is the age of digital transformation. Organizations are investing in upgrading their systems and business environments to cope with the challenges of an explosion of data—coming from streaming devices, new application technology, and other means—by turning to next-generation innovative solutions around IoT, enterprise data catalog, artificial intelligence (AI), and more. But the form of communication for the supply-chain industry is still the good old electronic data interchange (EDI) stand...
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Speed Your SAP Digital Transformation Initiatives with Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog

Informatica Blog - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 22:14
SAP systems have long been considered the “backbone” that supports business operations for enterprises of all types and sizes. Businesses rely on SAP end-to-end business solutions, in-memory databases, and data warehouses among other SAP technologies to enable a plethora of business functions. According to SAP, 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system.[1]  While SAP solutions provide a wide array of rich capabilities and benefits, they are also highly complex ...
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Accelerate Smarter Decision Making with Informatica Enterprise Data Preparation

Informatica Blog - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 02:29
In this data-first world, a company’s success depends on every team member using data to accelerate business decisions. Every enterprise has data, but their DataOps team needs to be empowered to collaborate to find actionable insights and solutions. Industry research suggests most data engineers spend 80% of their time cleansing, curating, and preparing their data before the fun of building and training machine-learning models begins. Even data analysts face similar struggles to obtain data...
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Welcome to a New Era of Data Privacy Governance: Introducing Data Privacy Management 10.4

Informatica Blog - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 22:31
We launched our Intelligent Data Platform at Informatica World 2014. The Intelligent Data Platform, with its integrated ability to organize data and apply metadata-driven intelligence and automation to deliver it to applications, represented a major first step to detect data and identify relationships to accelerate data categorization. Our advanced data risk management and remediation solution, [email protected], launched shortly after we introduced the Intelligent Data Platform. ...
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How Data Is Transforming the Fight Against Pandemics

Talend Blog - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 10:00
  The more time I spend working with data, and watching how our customers work with data, the more convinced I am of two things: 1) the power to do extraordinary things is embedded within data and 2) all of us working or dealing with data have a role to play in using our knowhow and technology to apply data to benefit humanity and tackle some of the biggest challenges of our lifetime – the environment, equality, education, health and safety. Right now, we live in uncertain times and face c...
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Data Culture and Data Literacy Are Key to CDO Success

Informatica Blog - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 17:47
In 10 Ways CDOs Can Succeed in Forging a Data-Driven Organization, Gartner Inc. states, “Culture and data literacy are the top two roadblocks for data and analytics leaders.”[1] It also states, “One cannot change the behaviours and belief systems of an enterprise without changing the conversations within it.”[2] So how can chief data officers (CDOs) change the conversations they have with stakeholders? It’s critical to first understand line-of-business owners’ perspectives, is...
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