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Expert Interview (Part 2): James Kobielus on Blockchain’s Sweet Spot in Practical Business Use Cases

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 13:30
Since Syncsort recently joined the Hyperledger community, we have a clear interest in raising awareness of the Blockchain technology. There’s a lot of hype out there, but not a lot of clear, understandable facts about this revolutionary data management technology. Toward that end, Syncsort’s Integrate Product Marketing Manager, Paige Roberts, had a long conversation with Wikibon Lead Analyst Jim Kobielus. In the first part of the conversation, we discussed the basic definition of what the Blockc...
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Data to Insights at Hyper Speed!

Informatica Blog - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 19:15
The huge explosion in data volumes means the need to quickly derive actionable insights from all that data is a key strategic differentiator. But then, what is the recipe for organizations to rapidly go from all that raw data into actionable insights? This requires organizations to implement a robust analytics pipeline that is not only fast, but also fed by relevant, trusted and clean data. Organizations can combine Tableau and Informatica technologies to implement such an analytics pipeline: di...
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Expert Interview (Part 1): James Kobielus on Separating Blockchain Hype from Reality

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 13:30
Since Syncsort recently joined the Hyperledger community, we have a clear interest in raising awareness of the Blockchain technology. There’s a lot of hype out there, but not a lot of clear, understandable facts about this revolutionary data management technology. Toward that end, Syncsort’s Integrate Product Marketing Manager, Paige Roberts, had a long conversation with Wikibon Lead Analyst Jim Kobielus. In this first part of that conversation, we discussed the basic definition of what the Bloc...
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New eBook! IBM i Encryption with FieldProc and Alliance AES/400

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 13:30
Organizations of all sizes are deploying encryption to meet data security compliance requirements, protect intellectual property, and secure their customer’s personally identifiable information. Syncsort’s latest eBook, “IBM i Encryption with FieldProc and Alliance AES/400,” explores the architecture, implementation, critical features and limitations of Field Procedures on the IBM i and points to some solutions to the primary challenges. IBM introduced a Db2 database column lev...
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Making the Bet on Open Source

Talend Blog - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 00:20
Today, Docker or Kubernetes are obvious choices. But, back in 2015, these technologies were just emerging and hoping for massive adoption. How do tech companies make the right open source technology choices early? As a CTO today, if you received an email from your head of Engineering saying, “Can we say that Docker is Enterprise production ready now?,” Your answer would undoubtedly be “yes”. If you hadn’t started leveraging Docker already, you would be eager to move on the technology that Amazon...
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Unified Intelligent Data Protection

Informatica Blog - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 19:18
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took center stage in 2018 and made data governance and data privacy and protection a common topic of discussion around the dinner table, on the nightly news, and on the front page of the paper, even for those outside of the IT “club.” Such focus on GDPR increased the awareness of the initiatives that government and private enterprise are implementing to protect individual users’ privacy. It elevated the CISO and CPO to a rock star status ...
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Your Mainframe Is the Original Cloud

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 13:30
Cloud computing did not become a tech buzzword until about a decade ago. But in effect, lots of organizations were deploying infrastructure that provided the same benefits as the cloud long before that. How you ask? By using mainframes. In many respects, mainframes were doing the things that the cloud does long before anyone was talking about the cloud. To prove the point, let’s take a look at some of the specific ways in which mainframes have been providing the same benefits as cloud comp...
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From Dust to Trust: How to Make Your Salesforce Data Better

Talend Blog - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 00:15
Salesforce is like a goldmine. You own it but it’s up to you to extract gold out of it. Sound complicated? With Dreamforce 2018 in full swing, we are reminded that trusted data is the key to success for any organization. According to a Salesforce survey, “68% of sales professionals say it is absolutely critical or very important to have a single view of the customer across departments/roles. Yet, only 17% of sales teams rate their single view of the customer capabilities as outstanding.” Even th...
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Seamlessly Integrate Google Cloud in your Hybrid Multi-Cloud World

Informatica Blog - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 19:15
In order to take advantage of the latest developments in cloud for analytics technologies, many organizations are looking to add cloud data warehousing to their data ecosystems. Whether it is fast, on-demand data warehouses at any scale, better web analytics, machine learning or APIs, the cloud provides compelling opportunities. In IDG’s recent 2018 Cloud Computing Survey, they found that 9 out of 10 respondents either were already using the cloud or were planning to by 2019. Of the organization...
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Building Agile Data Lakes with Robust Ingestion and Transformation Frameworks – Part 1

Talend Blog - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 17:31
This post was authored by Venkat Sundaram from Talend and Ramu Kalvakuntla from Clarity Insights. With the advent of Big Data technologies like Hadoop, there has been a major disruption in the information management industry. The excitement around it is not only about the three Vs – volume, velocity and variety – of data but also the ability to provide a single platform to serve all data needs across an organization. This single platform is called the Data Lake. The goal of a data lake initiativ...
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Learn Best Practices in IBM i Security from Syncsort’s Jeff Uehling

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 13:30
Managing your security and compliance on IBM i systems has become a moving target these days with threats that are constantly changing and new and expanding compliance regulations being introduced. Marry that with changing user needs, new workloads, added internal and external interfaces and more, and it’s no surprise that your organization’s requirements for IBM i security are in a constant state of flux. Security best practices and regulatory compliance must be addressed regularly to keep pace...
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Overview: Talend Server Applications with Docker

Talend Blog - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 15:53
Talend & Docker Since the release of Talend 7, a major update in our software, users have been given the ability to build a complete integration flow in a CI/CD pipeline which allows to build Docker images. For more on this feature, I invite you to read the blog written by Thibault Gourdel on Going serverless with Talend through CI/CD and Containers. Another major update is the support of Docker for server applications like Talend Administration Center (TAC). In this blog, I want to walk you...
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PCI Compliance Standards (PCI DSS): What You Should Know and Why They Matter

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 13:30
Syncsort recently acquired the IBM i encryption and security products of Townsend Security. The article below is an update to their popular blog post on PCI compliance standards. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) requires organizations to encrypt credit card account numbers stored in their databases and ensure that data remains secure when transferred outside the company. In order to understand these PCI compliance requirements, we first should know the source of indust...
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Data Scientists Never Stop Learning: Q&A Spotlight with Isabelle Nuage of Talend

Talend Blog - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 21:21
Data science programs aren’t just for students anymore. Now, data scientists can turn to open online courses and other resources to boost their skill sets. We sat down with Isabelle Nuage, Director of Product Marketing, Big Data at Talend to get insight on what resources are out there: Q: How would you characterize the differences between data science research processes and machine learning deployment processes? Isabelle: In the grand scheme of things, Data Science is Science. Data Scienti...
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5 Big Trends in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Data Engineering from Strata NYC 2018 – Part 3

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 13:30
Here are the five big trends I noticed, and some of the things that Paco Nathan and some of the other folks at Strata had to say about them. In part 1, we covered trends 1 and 2 which focused on machine learning and the constant stream of data. The second part covered trends 3 and 4 and focused on artificial intelligence and Data Engineering. 5. Big Data Quality and Data Governance Data is the new source code. You have to get the data right, both big and small. No matter how awesome your hardwar...
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New White Paper! Assessing the Financial Impact of Downtime

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 13:30
Syncsort has released a white paper, “Assessing the Financial Impact of Downtime.” With the ever-increasing reliance of businesses upon their IT systems and electronically stored business data comes an equivalent increase in management’s duty to ensure due diligence and fiduciary responsibility with respects to protecting them against all causes of loss or damage. The potential costs of failing to do so can be enormous. Fiduciary responsibility. Due diligence. Such are the key ...
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What’s In Store for the Future for Master Data Management (MDM)?

Talend Blog - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 19:37
Master Data Management (MDM) has been around for a long time, and many people like myself, have been involved in MDM for many years. But, like all technologies, it must evolve to be successful. So what are those changes likely to be, and how will they happen? In my view, MDM is and will change in important two ways in the coming years. First, there will be technological changes, such as moving MDM into the cloud or moving into more ‘software as a service’, or SaaS, offerings, which will change t...
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Dreamforce To-Do List: Find Lunch, Integrate Apps and Data

Informatica Blog - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 17:15
With Dreamforce fast approaching, travel and hotel rooms are at the top of my mind. In my last blog post, I wrote about the delightful experience I receive from American Airlines customer service agents because they recognize my phone number when I call and can pull up my itineraries ready for our chat. I get to quickly complete the call and I don’t have to repeat my details multiple times. As I mentioned last time, brands like American Airlines offer exceptional customer service because they in...
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Why Organizations Are Choosing Talend vs Informatica

Talend Blog - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:10
Data has the power to transform businesses in every industry from finance to retail to healthcare. 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day, and the volume of data is doubling each year. The low cost of sensors, ubiquitous networking, cheap processing in the cloud, and dynamic computing resources are not only increasing the volume of data, but the enterprise imperative to do something with it. Plus, not only is there more data than ever, but also more people than ever who want to work...
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New Support for AWS and Azure Government Clouds

Informatica Blog - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:00
Government institutions have the same pressure as the private enterprise to deliver modern solutions with maximized performance, accessibility, reliability, security, etc. with lower costs of ownership and high SLAs…. but with one very notable addition — data sovereignty. No matter how secure cloud vendors make their platforms, governments worldwide do not want their data to commingle with any other institution, and since compute now follows the data, this is driving the need for a separate clou...
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