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Countdown to CCPA compliance: Top 10 data governance tips

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 10:40
In just a couple of days, the new year will be upon us and the California Customer Privacy Act (CCPA) will be in full effect. This means, going forward, businesses that collect personal data from people who reside in the Golden State must now honor their requests to access, delete, and opt out of sharing or selling their information.   Sound familiar? That’s probably because your organization is already on top of it and has been dedicating its resources to preparing for the January 1, 2020...
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How to create a business glossary on Talend Data Catalog using API Services and Data Stewardship

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 16:40
We often come across people talking about managing their data by one means such as a Data Lake, MDM or data governance. Modern data management is not only about managing your data but also about making data useful for the business. Furthermore, data management is also about providing the ability to relate frequently used business terminologies to data in the systems. Most of the big enterprises spend months to discover and identify the impact of any change on their entire data supply chain. For...
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The data-conscious organization’s solution to fake news: moderation, management and transparency

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 15:19
“In god we trust, all others must bring data,” a line attributed to the American statistician, W. Edwards Deming, highlights the importance of statistical measurement and analysis in verifying facts and confirming their viability. However, as the volume of data grows exponentially, this becomes far more difficult with each passing month. While the fake news epidemic may be most noticeable on social media platforms, businesses face a similar challenge internally. Misused, fictitious or ambiguous ...
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The best part of holiday travel: Flight tracking with Talend Pipeline Designer

Tue, 12/17/2019 - 17:46
Nobody likes air travel during the holiday season, especially when it involves long queues at the airport security checkpoints or delayed departures thanks to unfavorable weather. Of course, once onboard, then you have to deal with a crying baby nearby or an eager conversationalist at your side. Oh, the agony! Luckily, amidst the unpleasantries associated with air travel, there is still consolation for those of us who have opted out of the air fair and have instead chosen to sit idly by at our ...
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This year’s Talend at AWS re:invent recap: Bigger, busier, and better than ever before

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 16:30
Whether you stopped by to visit us in person at AWS re:Invent last week or you planned on it but didn’t get a chance, here are some of the most important key points and takeaways: Paving the way with ML and AI An ever-present part of AWS re:Invent is Andy Jaffe announcing a seemingly endless list of new features and services and capabilities coming to customers, developers, and partners. It was very clear that AWS sees Machine Learning and AI as a critical path forward in 2020, as it focused a s...
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10 Things You’re Doing Wrong in Talend

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:06
…and how to fix them! We’ve asked our team of Talend experts to compile this top ten list of their biggest bugbears when it comes to jobs they see in the wild – and here it is! 10. Size does matter Kicking off our list is a common problem – the size of individual Talend jobs. Whilst it is often convenient to contain all similar logic and data in a single job, you can soon run into problems when building or deploying a huge job, not to mention trying to debug a niggling nasty in the midst of all ...
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How Databricks with AWS and Stitch Data Loader can help deliver sales and marketing analytics

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 14:00
Sales and marketing analytics is one of the most high-profile focus areas for organizations today, and for good reason – it’s the place to look to boost revenues. Savvy executives are already on board with the impact – in a survey of senior sales and marketing executives, McKinsey finds that “extensive users of customer analytics are significantly more likely to outperform the market.” For organizations thinking seriously about revenue growth, teams of data scientists and analysts are tasked wit...
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Why I stopped practicing law? Because data is king.

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 14:00
  When I was in my mid-twenties, I thought I had it all. I had just recently graduated from a top law school, passed the California Bar Exam, and was working as a junior associate at a prestigious San Francisco law firm. Three short years later, I had turned my back on law and embarked on a career in the technology field, which after many twists and turns, including stints as an analyst at Gartner, positions at a number of start-ups (some of which were actually somewhat successful) and som...
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5 best practices to innovate at speed in the Cloud: Tip #5 Accelerate data delivery to third party applications and teams through APIs

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 14:00
Starting last September, The Talend Blog Team started sharing fruitful tips to securely kick off your data project in the cloud at speed.  This week, we’re concluding the series with the fifth and last capability: Accelerate data delivery to third party applications and teams through APIs.   Billions of times each day, application programming interfaces (APIs) facilitate the transfer of data between people and systems, serving as the fabric that connects businesses with customers, suppliers, an...
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Want to Build a Responsive and Intelligent Data Pipeline? Focus on Lifecycle

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 14:00
Today, enterprises need to collect and analyze more and more data to drive greater business insight and improve customer experiences. To process this data, technology stacks have evolved to include cloud data warehouses and data lakes, big data processing, serverless computing, containers, machine learning, and more. Increasingly, layered across this network of systems, is a new architectural model – “data pipelines” that collect, transform, and deliver data to the people and machines that need...
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5 best practices to innovate at speed in the Cloud: Tip #4 Perform faster root cause analysis thanks to data lineage

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 14:00
Starting September, The Talend Blog Team started to share fruitful tips & to securely kick off your data project in the cloud at speed.  This week, we’ll start with the fourth speed capability: perform faster root cause analysis thanks to data lineage.   Like any supply chain that aspires to be lean and frictionless, data chains need transparency and traceability. There is a need for automated data lineage to understand where data comes from, where does it go, how it is processed and w...
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Birds migrate. But why do data warehouses?

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 19:50
Well, let’s be specific here. Birds migrate either north or south. Data warehouses are only going in one direction. Up, to the cloud. It’s a common trend we’re seeing across every vertical and across every region. Companies are moving their existing data warehouses to cloud environments like Amazon Redshift. And more often than not –unlike their feather counterparts– ­once they migrate to the cloud, they never come back. But why? Simply put, it just makes sense. The cloud has fundamentally chang...
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How to do Snowflake query pushdown in Talend

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 07:46
In a typical/traditional data warehouse solution, the data is read into ETL memory, processed/transformed in the memory before loading into the target database. With the growing data, the cost of compute is also increasing and hence it becomes vital to look for alternate design. Welcome to pushdown query processing. The basic idea of pushdown is that certain parts of SQL queries or the transformation logic can be “Pushed” to where the data resides in the form of generated SQL statements. So inst...
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5 best practices to innovate at speed in the Cloud: Tip #3 Enable access to and use of self-service applications

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 14:01
Starting September, The Talend Blog Team will relay to share fruitful tips & to securely kick off your data project in the cloud at speed. This week, we’ll start with the third capability: enable access to and use of self-service applications.   Data professionals face an efficiency gap; they spend too much time to get access to the data they need and then put it into the appropriate business context. The capacity of delivering trusted data to business experts at the point of need is cr...
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Quick wins for modern analytics projects with Amazon Redshift and Stitch Data Loader

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 14:00
It’s no secret that the cloud data warehouse space is exploding. Driven by the need for on-demand, performant data warehousing solutions, businesses are turning to public cloud providers to modernize their analytics infrastructure and help them make better business decisions. Among the leading data warehouse options from the public cloud providers is Amazon Redshift. Redshift offers a petabyte-scale, fully managed data warehouse service in the cloud. With cloud data warehouses like Redshift, bus...
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Speed and Trust with Azure Synapse Analytics

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 21:00
As a Microsoft partner, we’re excited by the announcement of the Azure Synapse Analytics platform. Why? Because it furthers the ability of businesses to leverage data-driven insights and decision making at all levels in an organization. (And we love that!) Together, our joint customers are already leveraging data in amazing ways to tackle everything from creating customer 360 views to reducing project times for data analytics from 6 months to 6 weeks. The Azure Synapse platform will help take th...
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How to use your data skills to keep a step ahead

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 13:00
While the impetus for transforming to a data-driven culture needs to come from the top of the organisation, all levels of the business should participate in learning new data skills.  Assuring data availability and integrity must be a team sport in modern data-centric businesses, rather than being the responsibility of one individual or department. Everyone must buy in and be held accountable throughout the process.    Effectively enabling greater data access among the workforce while maintainin...
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Talend’s vault-based secrets revealed : Open-sourcing Vault Sidecar Injector

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 12:05
Handling secrets has always been a challenging and critical task within organizations. As production workloads deployed in remote clouds or following hybrid patterns are ever increasing, this problematic becomes more complex: we still want to manage secrets from a central place, using state-of-the-art security practices (encryption at rest, secrets rotation), with as less adherence on the underlying technology as possible to maximize components reusability across deployment topologies and ease t...
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5 best practices to innovate at speed in the Cloud: Tip #2 Get instant access to data whenever it is needed

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 13:08
Starting September, The Talend Blog Team began sharing fruitful tips & to securely kick off your data project in the cloud at speed.  This week, we’ll start with the second capability: Get instant access to data whenever it is needed   Data enablement doesn’t stop by delivering data in a data lake or data warehouse. Data must reach easily its point of consumption. Whether it is accessed as a self-service by a business user or integrated into an application, making trusted data available...
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The Smart Data Cloud Approach

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 14:01
To maximize the benefits of cloud, data & machine learning and make it available to innovative digital teams and customers, the data lake is the definite reference model. How can we accelerate its implementation and scope without losing control or jeopardizing its sustainability? Many data lake initiatives will lead to failure by using artisanal approaches such as specific coding and putting aside quality issues, such as security and governance or compliance. Data from a data lake is only us...
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