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Finding Patterns in Data with Talend

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 14:00
The main purpose of machine learning is to perform learning tasks on unseen data sets, having previously built up experience using training and testing data. Often those tasks can include looking for patterns and relationships between variables within the data. In supervised learning, one of the three main types of machine learning, we will have some idea of the types of input and output that we are looking for, and in order to quickly and efficiently build a supervised model, it helps that we u...
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Seacoast Bank is banking on higher-quality data

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 14:00
Chartered in 1926, Seacoast Bank is the operating subsidiary of Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida, which is one of the largest community banks headquartered in the state.    Seacoast Bank relies heavily on data to be able to provide customers the best solution for their needs, and to develop a deeper understanding of who customers are and how they want to work with their bank. But being heavily regulated, Seacoast Bank also understands the need for trusted data.     Delivering data qualit...
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Making Sense of the Tableau and Looker Acquisitions

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 14:00
We all know that data is important and that becoming a data-driven enterprise is critical to future enterprise success. But recent events threw into sharp relief just how critical data is to business. Google announced its intention to buy Looker for $2.6 billion dollars. Several days later, Salesforce announced that it would be purchasing Tableau for $15 billion dollars. What can we make of these acquisitions? The answer is simple: business insight is the top priority and data is what fuels this...
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Talend Pipeline Designer – Avro schema considerations when working with Java and Python

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 14:00
When working with Talend Pipeline Designer, you may come across situations where you need to write an Avro schema. Go to the Apache AVRO site to read more about this serialization technology. This blog has come about thanks to some experiences I’ve had when working with Avro schemas and getting them to work when serializing using Python and Java. Spoiler alert!….they don’t necessarily work the same way when used with Python and Java. Since Pipeline Designer processes Avro using Python we n...
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Stitch and Talend: Working Together To Make Data Integration Easy

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 14:00
Data integration is one of the hardest things developers have to do, but the talented members of the Talend User Group have lots of ideas on how to make it easier. Stitch, now part of Talend, recently hosted the inaugural meeting of the Philadelphia Talend User Group in their office. It was a great time characterized by interesting presentations, tons of food, and a chance to meet and talk with peers who use Talend products. Stitch’s offices are on the 15th floor of a hundred-year-old offi...
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4 Best Practices For Utilizing Talend Data Catalog in Your ETL/ELT Processes

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 14:00
Introduction Talend Data Catalog provides intelligent data discovery that delivers a single source of trusted data into a centralized data catalog. Talend Data Catalog provides the capability for doing impact analysis and/or tracing lineage by harvesting Talend data integration Jobs. For example,  you can find the use of a specific attribute or column from the source to the destination of the data flow within the scope of a Talend data integration Job.   This blog post explores the methods to de...
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Join Us At Snowflake Summit

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 14:00
For those of you in the Snowflake world, I am sure you have heard about Snowflake Summit.  This is their inaugural customer conference and not surprisingly it is a sold-out show. With over 2000 attendees from over 700 companies from all reaches of the world, Talend gets to talk about the hundreds of customers that are using Talend to ingest, transform, improve, and govern the data going into your Snowflake data warehouse.     Some of the sessions where you will be able to learn more a...
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How to Query a Redshift Table With Talend Cloud

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 14:00
Talend Cloud enables the use of several prebuilt connectors and components for different services running on cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. This article explores a use case of querying an Amazon Redshift table as part of a Talend Job developed using Talend Studio and executed as a task on Talend Cloud. The data used is a sample of orders placed by customers; the requirement is to (1) fetch the order quantity of each customer from a tabl...
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How Social Media Network XING is Connecting Systems for Better Business Networking

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 18:12
With more than 15 million members, XING is the leading online business network for professional contacts in German-speaking countries. XING has an advantage in providing local news and job information. Because the services XING provides are based on acquiring, storing and manipulating high-quality, timely data, it’s essential for the company to be able to efficiently integrate the many sources feeding data into XING’s systems. But XING had legacy systems, which required them to script their data...
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Talend Cloud on Azure is Coming! Create A Faster, More Connected Cloud

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 15:02
Today during Microsoft Build 2019, we announced that Talend Cloud, our Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), would soon be available on Microsoft Azure starting in Q3 2019. For those who have selected Azure as their cloud platform of choice, Talend Cloud running natively on Azure will provide enhanced connectivity options for modern data integration needs as well as better performance. Cloud services are already (or will soon be) a critical piece to every organization’s digital business str...
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The Secret Recipe for Digital Transformation? Speed & Trust at Scale

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 16:55
Today’s ever-increasing competitive market is forcing organizations to become more data-driven. To support key business objectives such as growth, profitability and customer satisfaction, businesses must digitally transform and become reliant on more and more data to make laser sharp decisions faster. Per IDC, the global data sphere will more than quadruple by 2025, growing from 40 ZB in 2019 to a whopping 175 ZB in size in 2025 (Source: IDC DataAge 2025 whitepaper). Mastering Data – One Pizza a...
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The Fundamentals of Data Governance – Part 1

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 22:34
Introduction Among Talend’s blog posts are many outstanding ones on data governance, such as David Talaga’s “Life Might Be Like a Box of Chocolates, But Your Data Strategy Shouldn’t Be” which encourages us to know our data, and his two-part post on “6 Dos and Don’ts of Data Governance,” in which David offers steps to take and pitfalls to avoid when starting out on data governance. In “5 Key Considerations for Building a Data Governance Strategy,” my colleague Nitin Kudikala describes five data g...
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How PT Bank Danamon Uses Data to Understand and Respond to Customers

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 18:47
PT Bank Danamon is Indonesia’s sixth-largest bank, with four million customers and a network that stretches across the archipelago. Competition for customers in the Indonesian market is especially fierce, with 115 banks to choose from, according to recent government statistics. Finding a way to stand out is crucial. PT Bank Danamon has ambitious goals to more than double the number of customers making use of mobile and internet banking channels over the next year – up from 30 percent to 80...
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3 Key Takeaways from the 2019 Gartner Market Guide for Data Preparation

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 18:49
Gartner has recently released its 2019 Market Guide for Data Preparation ([1]), its fourth edition of a guide that was first published in the early days of the market, back in 2015 when Data Preparation was mostly intended to support self-service uses cases. Compared to Magic Quadrants, the Market Guide series generally cover early, mature or smaller markets, with less detailed information about competitive positioning between vendors, but more information about the market itself and how it evol...
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Time-Tested Insights on Creating Competitive API Programs

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 18:58
This post is authored by Datagrate. Datagrate helps their clients launch, manage and scale Talend’s best application integration solutions solving the most complex communication challenges. When the Application Program Interface (API) first came into existence, developers viewed it as a revolutionary approach to creating re-usable software fragments. Instead of creating new code from scratch for every new program, they could now use existing functionality to develop new features. Not only did th...
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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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