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Cloud Data Warehouse Trends You Should Know in 2019

7 hours 34 min ago
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

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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Automated Machine Learning: is it the Holy Grail?

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

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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Best Practices for Using Context Variables with Talend – Part 1

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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Data Warehouse Modernization and the Journey to the Cloud

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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Spinning up Cloud-scale Analytics is now Even More Compelling with Talend and Microsoft

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 Euronext is Utilizing Real-Time Data to Become a “Data Trader”

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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How Bayer Pharmaceuticals Found the Right Prescription for Clinical Data Access

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 23:05
Like other pharmaceutical companies, Bayer Pharmaceuticals conducts research to discover new drugs, test and validate their effectiveness and safety, and introduce them to the market. That process requires accumulating, analyzing and storing vast amounts of clinical data coming from patients and healthy volunteers, which is recorded on an electronic case report form (eCRF). Data is also collected from laboratories and electronic devices and all data is automatically anonymized at the point of co...
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Businesses must integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) now or fall further behind

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 16:50
This article was originally published on Venture Beat Artificial intelligence became one of the hottest tech topics in 2017 and is still attracting attention and investments. Although scientists have been working on the technology and heralding its numerous anticipated benefits for more than four decades, it’s only in the past few years that society’s artificial intelligence dreams have come to fruition. The impact AI applications stand to have on both consumer and business operations is profoun...
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Mastering Data and Self-Development at Lenovo

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 17:12
In 2012 when I worked at Lenovo, the company set out on a journey to create the Lenovo Unified Customer Intelligence (LUCI) platform. The decisions we made with regard to people and technology involved in that project helped to shape my self-development, relationships with others on the team, and relationship with executives. Data management leaders today are still facing a problem that has been around for years: How do we create systems and processes to move, transform, and deliver trusted dat...
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Are APIs becoming the keys to customer experience?

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 18:51
In recent years, APIs have encouraged the emergence of new services by facilitating collaboration between applications and databases of one or more companies. Beyond catalyzing innovation, APIs have also revolutionized the customer-company relationship, allowing it to provide an accurate and detailed picture of the consumer at a time when a quality customer experience now counts as much as the price or capabilities of the product. APIs: A Bridge Between the Digital and Physical World Over the ye...
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How AB InBev is Using Data to Brew up the Best Customer Experience

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 22:01
AB InBev, headquartered in Belgium, is one of the largest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies in the world with a diverse portfolio of well over 500 beer brands, including Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois, Beck’s, Hoegaarden and Leffe. When companies grow via external acquisitions, integrating the systems and data from acquired companies is always a challenge. For AB InBev, that challenge included a hybrid environment with both on-premises and cloud systems and a host of brewers operatin...
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Data skills – Many hands make light work in a world awash with data

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 18:56
While the transformation to a data-driven culture needs to come from the top of the organization, data skills must permeate through all areas of the business. Rather than being the responsibility of one person or department, assuring data availability and integrity must be a team sport in modern data-centric businesses. Everyone must be involved and made accountable throughout the process.   The challenge for enterprises is to effectively enable greater data access among the workforce while main...
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How Uniper is providing sustainable energy for everyone with a modern digital platform

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 23:53
The energy industry supplies electrical power to consumers from a variety of sources, including gas-based and hydroelectric plants, as well as nuclear and coal-based power plants. As temperature, economic and political events occur along with changes in demography, preferences and technology, shifting demand and supply interact to form prices in competitive energy markets.  Supply and demand need to be managed on a daily second-by-second basis, otherwise blackouts may occur. In this complex worl...
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An Introduction to Apache Airflow and Talend: Orchestrate your Containerized Data Integration and Big Data Jobs

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 10:09
Introduction In my last blog I described how to achieve continuous integration, delivery and deployment of Talend Jobs into Docker containers with Maven and Jenkins. This is a good start for reliably building your containerized jobs, but the journey doesn’t end there. The next step to go further with containerized jobs is scheduling, orchestrating and monitoring them. While there are plenty of solutions you can take advantage of, I want to introduce an effective way to address this need fo...
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Talend Performance Tuning Strategy

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 18:16
As a Customer Success Architect with Talend, I spend a significant amount of my time helping customers with optimizing their data integration tasks – both on the Talend Data Integration Platform and the Big Data Platform. While most of the time the developers have a robust toolkit of solutions to address different performance tuning scenarios, a common pattern I notice is that there is no well-defined strategy for addressing root causes for performance issues. Sometimes not having a strategy fix...
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7 Factors for a Successful Deployment

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 01:21
Deploying a successful technology solution, especially in data management, takes more than just installing software and writing a job (or multiple jobs… thousands in some cases), and running those jobs. If you’re taking on a new data management initiative, deploying using containers and serverless technology, migrating from traditional data sources to Hadoop, or from on-premises to the cloud, you may be sailing in unfamiliar waters. The rate of change in technology, the explosion of data, and th...
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An Introduction to the Service Mesh

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 17:19
In the last few years, microservices or microservice architecture has become a popular reference in IT due to its benefits and the flexibility this architectural style brings. Before we get into working with microservices and Talend, we should review the basics of microservices or a microservice architecture. In a previous blog from Ravi Chebolu, he provided a great insight on Microservices: “Microservices is often quoted as an architectural style for software development as a variant derived f...
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How to Architect, Engineer and Manage Performance (Part 1)

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 04:28
This is the first of a series of blogs on how to architect, engineer and manage performance.  In it, I’d like to attempt to demystify performance by defining it clearly as well as describing methods and techniques to achieve performance requirements. I’ll also cover how to make sure the requirements are potentially achievable. Why is Performance Important? To start, let’s look at a few real-world scenarios to illustrate why performance is critical in today’s business: It is th...
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