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Can You Trust Your Analytics Dashboard? 3 Steps To Build a Foundation of Trusted Data

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 17:36
  We are in the era of the information economy. Now, more than ever, companies have the capabilities to optimize their process through the use of data and analytics. While there are endless possibilities to data analysis, there are still challenges with maintaining, integrating, cleaning it to ensure that it will empower the people to take decisions.   Bottom up, Top down? What is the best? As IT teams begin to tackle the data deluge, a question they often is often asked if this probl...
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PointsBet is Tuning Up for a US Market Breakthrough

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 20:53
Founded in 2016 and launched in February 2017, PointsBet is a cutting-edge online bookmaker in Australia offering both traditional fixed odds markets as well as “PointsBetting – where winnings or losses aren’t fixed but depend on how accurate the bet turns out to be. Online betting platforms have long recognized the need for a strong, resilient IT infrastructure. Even a minor glitch during a major sporting event can be disastrous. The losses can run into millions of dollars. Good data syst...
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Building a CI/CD pipeline with Talend and Azure DevOps

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 15:18
DevOps is all the rage right now, and it is only the beginning. In this blog, I’ll cover how to get started with Talend continuous integration, delivery and deployment (CI/CD) on Azure. The first part of the blog will briefly present some basic DevOps and CI/CD concepts. I will then show you how the Talend CI/CD architecture and how it fits in Azure ecosystem with a hands-on example.   What is DevOps? Before digging into the technical depth, let me briefly explain to you what the term DevOp...
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Introducing Pipeline Designer: Reinventing Data Integration

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 14:47
I am very excited to introduce Pipeline Designer, a next-generation cloud data integration design environment that enables developers to develop and deploy data pipelines in minutes, design seamlessly across batch and streaming use cases, and scale natively with the latest hybrid and multi-cloud technologies  <<Try Pipeline Designer Now>> Why Pipeline Designer? It is no secret that data has become a competitive edge of companies in every industry. And in order to maintain your compet...
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Making Sense of the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 05:43
By now, you know that data is the lifeblood of digital transformation. But the true digital leaders have taken a step beyond by starting to understand the need to preserve this lifeblood with people, process and tools. That’s why data quality is so important in its ability to take control of the health of your data assets from diagnostic to treatment and monitoring with whistleblowers.    With this respect, we are especially proud that Talend was recognized by Gartner as a Leader for the second ...
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How TI Media is Using Data to Build Meaningful Relationships with 14 million Consumers

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 20:50
TI Media is the UK’s third-largest consumer magazine and digital publisher with more than 40 brands that reach 14.1 million UK adults monthly across print and digital. The company sells 117 million magazines per year and has 37 million global online users. TI Media faced similar challenges to other consumer magazine publishers—an eventual drop in print readership and advertising revenues that couldn’t be made up with online advertising. The company needed to generate more revenue from each...
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Key Considerations for Converting Legacy ETL to Modern ETL – Part II

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 22:55
Let me start by thanking all those who read the first part of our blog series on converting legacy ETL to modern ETL! Before I begin the second part of this three-blog series, let’s recap the three key aspects under consideration for converting from legacy ETL to modern ETL. Will the source and/or target systems change? Is this just an ETL conversion from their legacy system to modern ETL like Talend? Is the goal to re-platform as well? Will the target system change? Will the new platform resid...
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Talend increases its investments in Research & Development in Nantes

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 09:09
Almost three years ago today, to the day, Talend opened its fourth global research and development center, and its second one in France, in Nantes. It was clear to Talend from the very beginning of this new innovation center that it would not be a simple satellite of existing centers, but a key element in our strategy and overall R&D efforts. Dedicated to innovative cloud, big data, and machine-learning technologies, this center plays a key role in our research and development efforts, creat...
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Data Matching and Combinations Using Large Data Sets

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 18:58
When doing data matching with large sets of data, consideration should be given to the combinations that can be generated, and it’s associated effects on performance. This has an effect when using Talend’s Data Integration Matching and Data Quality components. Matching routines do not scale in a linear fashion.   For those that have read my various blogs and articles on data matching, you already know that the basic premise behind data matching is the mathematics of probabilities. For objects be...
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Life Might Be Like a Box of Chocolates, But Your Data Strategy Shouldn’t Be

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 03:16
“My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Even if everyone’s life remains full of surprises, the truth is that what applied to Forrest Gump in the 1994 movie by Robert Zemeckis, shouldn’t apply to your data strategy. As you’re making the very first steps into your data strategy, you need to first know what’s inside your data. And this part is critical.  To do so, you need the tools and methodology to step up your data-driven str...
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How Kent State University is streamlining processes for recruiting and admitting students

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 20:18
Kent State University is a public research university located in Kent, Ohio, with an enrollment of nearly 41,000 students.  Success in recruiting qualified students in sufficient numbers is the lifeblood of any university. In its efforts to aggregate data related to admissions, Kent State found itself dealing with a “spaghetti mess”, further complicated by its hybrid environment. Currently, the university relies on an on-premises Banner ERP system, but its Salesforce CRM and other SaaS applicati...
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Microsoft Azure & Talend : 3 Real-World Architectures

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 20:51
We know that data is a key driver of success in today data-driven world. Often, companies struggle to efficiently integrate and process enterprise data for fast and reliable analytics, due to reliance on legacy ETL solutions and data silos. To solve this problem, companies are adopting cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure to modernize their IT infrastructure. To get the most out of their Microsoft Azure investment, however, these organizations need a data integration provider like Talend to seam...
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All the Ways to Connect Your Azure SQL Data Warehouse with Talend

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 18:08
Azure SQL Data Warehouse (DW) has quickly become one of the most important elements of the Azure Data Services landscape. Customers are flocking to Azure SQL DW to take advantage of its rich functionality, broad availability and ease-of-use. As a result, Talend’s world-class capabilities in data integration, data quality and preparation, and data governance are a natural fit with Azure SQL DW. With Talend’s vast component library, as well as new products being brought in, there are many options ...
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6 Ways to Start Utilizing Machine Learning with Amazon Web Services and Talend

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:35
A common perspective that I see amongst software designers and developers is that Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are technologies which are only meant for an elite group. However, if a particular technology is to truly succeed and scale, it should be friendly with the common man (in this case a normal software developer). In this blog, I would like to discuss how Amazon Web Services (AWS) has changed the landscape of Machine Learning and AI through its various services and how...
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Best Practices for Using Context Variables with Talend – Part 4

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 00:01
Last night it occurred to me that everything in the last three parts of this blog series ( Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 ) had been oriented towards the Talend on-premise solution. Many developers I have worked with over the years are moving to Talend Cloud. I too have moved much of my code to the cloud as well. In fact, to build a lot of the collateral for this blog, I had to go back to my old on-premise environment to put it together. I then got to thinking, “would these best practices work in Tale...
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How to deploy Talend Jobs as Docker images to Amazon, Azure and Google Cloud registries

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 14:16
Since the release of Talend 7.1 users can build Talend jobs as Docker images and publish them to Docker registries. In this blog post, I am going to run through the steps to publish to the major cloud provider container registries (AWS, Azure and Google Cloud). Before I dig into publishing container images to registries, I am going to remind you the basics of building Talend Jobs in Docker images from Talend Studio as well as point out the difference between a local build and a remote build. Req...
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6 Dos and Don’ts of Data Governance – Part 2

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:22
In my last post, I gave you the first six Do’s and Don’ts of Data Governance and promised to bring together an additional six to consider when making a data governance plan for your organization.  Here are six more dos and don’ts when building your data governance framework. Do: Consider the cloud on your route to trust Gartner predicts that “by 2023, 75% of all databases will be on a cloud platform, increasing complexity for data governance and integration”. The move to the cloud is accel...
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How OTTO Utilizes Big Data to Deliver Personalized Experiences

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

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

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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