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How OTTO Utilizes Big Data to Deliver Personalized Experiences

Talend Blog - Wed, 03/06/2019 - 10:20
OTTO is one of Europe’s most successful e-commerce companies and Germany’s biggest online retailer. In the past financial year, 6.6 million customers ordered online from OTTO. Like virtually every other retailer with an online presence, OTTO competes against Amazon for customers and mindshare. To hold their own, they knew they needed to use and analyze data to know their customers better and to sharpen their pricing strategy for bidding on onsite ads. Struggling with silos of data OTTO’s p...
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Building Successful Governed Data Lakes with Agile Data Lake Methodology – Volume 2

Talend Blog - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 17:21
This post was authored by Venkat Sundaram from Talend and Ramu Kalvakuntla from Clarity Insights. This is the second part in a series of blogs that discuss how to successfully build governed data lakes. To all those who have read the first part, thank you!  If you haven’t read it, we invite you to read it before continuing, as this second part will build upon it and dive a bit deeper. In this blog, we are going to help you understand how to build a successful data lake with proper governance usi...
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Best Practices for Using Context Variables with Talend – Part 3

Talend Blog - Fri, 03/01/2019 - 02:03
Hello and welcome to Part 3 of my best practices guide on context variables! Before I get started, I just want to inform you that this blog builds on concepts discussed in Part 1 and Part 2. Read those before you get started.  Let’s say that we decide that we want our Talend Jobs to be able to run on any environment after they have been compiled. We do not want to have to compile them again. We want to maintain our Context variable values in a database (which at design time we have no idea of it...
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Delivering on Data Science with Talend: Getting Quality Data

Talend Blog - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 21:05
Today, we are in the information age with a tremendous amount of data being created (as much as 90% of data being created in the last two years alone). This data comes from a wide range of sources and takes many different forms: human-generated documents and social media communications; transactional data that we use to run our businesses; and there is an ever-increasing proliferation of sensors producing streams of data. It has been said that data is the new soil in which discoveries grow, and ...
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6 Dos and Dont’s of Data Governance – Part 1

Talend Blog - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 19:38
Set clear expectations from the start One big mistake I see organizations make when starting out on their data governance journey is forgetting the rationale behind data. So don’t just govern to govern. Whether you need to minimize risks or maximize your benefits, link your data governance projects to clear and measurable outcomes. As data governance is a non-departmental initiative, but rather a company-wide initiative, you will need to prove its value from the start to convince leaders to prio...
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Cloud Data Warehouse Trends You Should Know in 2019

Talend Blog - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 13:55
In October 2018, TDWI and Talend asked over 200 architects, IT and Analytics managers, directors and VPs, and a mix of data professionals about their cloud data warehouse strategy in a survey conducted in October 2018. We wanted to get real answers about how companies are moving to the cloud, especially with the recent rise of Cloud Data Warehouse technologies.  For instance, we wanted to know if a cloud data warehouse (CDW) is seen as a key driver of digital transformation. Which use cases are ...
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Best Practices for Using Context Variables with Talend – Part 2

Talend Blog - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:56
First off, a big thank you to all those who have read the first part of this blog series!  If you haven’t read it, I invite you to read it now before continuing, as ~Part 2 will build upon it and dive a bit deeper.  Ready to get started? Let’s kick things off by discussing the implicit context load. The Implicit Context Load The Implicit Context Load is one of those pieces of functionality that can very easily be ignored but is incredibly valuable. Simply put, the implicit context load is just a...
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Driving Analytics Modernization with Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 GA

Informatica Blog - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 16:30
There’s a lot of industry talk and customer movement towards analytics modernization. After all, analytics is the proverbial rubber hitting the road when it comes to data answering business questions and guiding business decisions. The analytic visuals are critical to understanding, the sliders key to finding outliers, and mobility essential to answering business questions when and where it matters. But underlying the analytics is the data layer and unlike yesteryear when it was almost alw...
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Automated Machine Learning: is it the Holy Grail?

Talend Blog - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:59
Authored by Gero Presser, co-founder and managing partner of Quinscape GmbH in Dortmund (@gero_presser) Machine learning is in the ascendancy. Particularly when it comes to pattern recognition, machine learning is the method of choice. Tangible examples of its applications include fraud detection, image recognition, predictive maintenance, and train delay prediction systems. In day-to-day machine learning (ML) and the quest to deploy the knowledge gained, we typically encounter these three main ...
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Sabre Airline Solutions Gives Airline Data a Critical Upgrade

Talend Blog - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 18:45
Sabre Airline Solutions (Sabre) supplies applications to airlines that enable them to manage a variety of planning tasks and strategic operations, including crew schedules, flight paths, and weight and balance for aircraft. The challenge for Sabre was that many airlines had not implemented the proper upgrades. That meant some large customers were as many as five versions behind. And moving them to the new suite would have been a time-consuming, expensive, version-by-version process. Customers, u...
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What is the opposite of Artificial Intelligence?

Informatica Blog - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 16:30
When someone asked me that question “what is the opposite of Artificial Intelligence?”, my immediate response was “human stupidity?” But just a few days ago, one of my colleagues, who shares my enthusiasm (or one can say geekaism) for AI based technology, sent me this GIF that illustrates so well the old ways of thinking about automation and autonomous software, and I thought it is the perfect illustration of the answer to that question. Nested IF/ELSE statements are NOT Artificial Intelligence,...
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Best Practices for Using Context Variables with Talend – Part 1

Talend Blog - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 16:59
A question I was regularly asked when working on different customer sites and answering questions on forums was “What is the best practice when using context variables?” My years of working with Talend have led me to work with context variables in a way that minimizes the effort I need to put into ongoing maintenance and moving them between environments. This blog series is intended to give you an insight into the best practices I use as well as highlight the potential pitfalls that can arise fr...
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Microsoft Continues to Build the Case for Data Estate Modernization on Azure

Informatica Blog - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 16:30
With the latest release of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft doubles-down on Azure SQL DW as one of the core data services for digital transformation on Azure. In addition to the fundamental benefits of agility, on-demand scaling and unlimited compute availability, the most recent price-to-performance metrics (read the GigaOM report) are one of several the compelling arguments they have made for customers to adopt Azure SQL DW. Interestingly, Microsoft is also announcing the general availabili...
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Data Warehouse Modernization and the Journey to the Cloud

Talend Blog - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 00:29
To say that organizations today are facing a complex data landscape is really an understatement. Data exists in on-premises systems and in the cloud; data is used across applications and accessed across departments. Information is being exchanged in ever-growing volumes with customers and business partners. Websites and social media platforms are constantly adding data to the mix. And now there’s even more data coming from new sources such as the Internet of Things (IoT) via sensors and smart, c...
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Data Curation with an Intelligent Data Catalog

Informatica Blog - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 16:30
It’s not often that I run into the word “metadata” when I indulge in my favorite weekend habit of reading the Sunday New York Times (NYT). A few months ago, the paper published a special section focused on how NYT is digitizing and bringing back to life photographs published in the paper over fifty years ago. In this case, the metadata on each photograph came in the form of hand-written notes on when the picture was published and other related information on the back of each photograph. NYT part...
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Spinning up Cloud-scale Analytics is now Even More Compelling with Talend and Microsoft

Talend Blog - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:30
Today, we’re excited to share two announcements that make adopting Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse (ADW) a no-brainer. First, ADW significantly increased the lead over the competition with the new price-performance benchmarks published by GigaOm, showing exponential price-performance improvements over similar solutions. This should be especially interesting to large enterprises with legacy, on-premises data warehouse deployments that can benefit from the best-in-class performance, secur...
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How You Can Solve 5 of the Most Painful Supplier Information Management Challenges

Informatica Blog - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 19:00
Whether you’re talking to supply chain executives in manufacturing, in distribution, or in retail, the pain points are the same: If they’re sourcing products or services from multiple vendors, they must address some or all of these five challenges to supplier information management.   Recognize any of these? These are the five major challenges to supplier information management   No trusted view: Supply chain executives struggle to get a trusted view of all their suppliers across the ...
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How Euronext is Utilizing Real-Time Data to Become a “Data Trader”

Talend Blog - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 01:36
Following its split from the New York Stock Exchange in 2014, Euronext became the first pan-European exchange in the eurozone, fusing together the stock markets of Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, and Paris. Euronext uses Optiq, an incredible trading platform, which is the active memory of 100 TB transactions, with systems that practically work in nanoseconds. But for analytics, sometimes Euronext had to wait six to twelve hours after market close on days with important events before they co...
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Cleveland Clinic: a “Must-See” at HIMSS19

Informatica Blog - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 15:00
I’m delighted that Christopher J. Donovan, MBA, the Executive Director, Enterprise Analytics, and Andrew W. Proctor, Senior Director, Enterprise Analytics with Cleveland Clinic, will be presenting at this year’s HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando—one of the largest gatherings of Health IT professions, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Their topic is “Communicate Value & Build Support for Enterprise Analytics.” As Cleveland Clinic is such a respected ...
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