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New eBook! Bridging the Gap Between Big Iron & Big Data

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 13:30
Syncsort has released a new eBook, Bridging the Gap Between Big Iron & Big Data, to assist in overcoming the four biggest challenges of leveraging mainframe data, and explaining how to offload costly batch workloads from the mainframe onto today’s Big Data technologies. Today’s path of exporting mainframe data and importing it into Hadoop isn’t just complicated, but it’s a huge hassle that has extreme time and cost implications. These have discouraged organizations from using mainfram...
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The Hidden Hand of Data Bias

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:30
Editor’s note: This article on data bias written by Syncsort’s Harald Smith was originally published on Infoworld. Biased data and decisions represent significant risks to your organization both monetarily and ethically and ultimately may impact your ability to achieve revenue goals and maintain brand reputation On March 27, 2018, amid other recent scandals, the National Fair Housing Alliance and three other organizations filed a lawsuit against Facebook alleging that Facebook’s advertisin...
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Expert Interview: Rachel Warren Gives Some Valuable Tips on Tuning Spark Jobs

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:30
At last year’s Data Day event in Texas, Paige Roberts of Syncsort had a chance to speak with Rachel Warren, Senior Data Scientist at Salesforce. Warren discussed how she got involved in the tech field, as well as providing some valuable advice for debugging and tuning Spark. Roberts: First off, can you tell our readers a little about yourself? Warren: My name is Rachel Warren. I am a software engineer/data scientist, currently employed for Salesforce Einstein, and I’ve been doing some work with ...
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Jumpstart Your Data Warehousing Journey to Azure with the Industry’s Number One iPaaS

Informatica Blog - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:00
A major driver to greater public cloud adoption is the digital transformation of organizations, of which data is at the heart. The faster you can accelerate the shift of data-intensive operations and workloads to cloud platforms, like Microsoft Azure, the faster you can capitalize on the inherent performance, agility and cost savings it offers. Today at Informatica World, our CEO Anil Chakravarthy and the EVP of Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group, Scott Guthrie jointly announced the preview of...
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Syncsort’s New Branding: What It Means for You

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:30
We are excited about the roll out of Syncsort’s new branding! Today’s launch is the result of a months-long journey to better share our story and deepen our connection with our customers. Syncsort brand refresh reflects meaningful growth and transformation Over the past two years ago, our company has experienced tremendous growth. Through strategic mergers and acquisitions, we’ve doubled in size, nearly tripled our revenue, and added market-leading data quality, capacity management, data availa...
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Expert Interview (Part 3): Paige Bartley on the GDPR and its Adoption in Other Regions

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:30
In this expert interview series, Paige Bartley, Senior Analyst for Data and Enterprise Intelligence at Ovum, discusses the state of GDPR readiness, and how data quality, data availability and data lineage play into the GDPR compliance landscape. The final installment focuses on the difference between the technology and process in the GDPR and how it can potentially inspire other regions to create regulations of their own. Do you think the GDPR will inspire similar frameworks in other jurisdicti...
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Data Governance & Compliance Gets Intelligent at Informatica World 2018

Informatica Blog - Mon, 05/21/2018 - 01:45
If there are any certainties in the world of data governance and compliance it is that there will be more data, more regulations to comply with, and constant change. In addition, there is a growing awareness that data governance is absolutely essential to delivering analytics insights built on trusted data. It’s never been more important to discover and understand data quickly and to understand which data is sensitive and must be managed and protected. That’s why the data governance story starts...
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Deeper Engagement with Master Data Management at Informatica World 2018

Informatica Blog - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 23:45
Successful data-driven digital transformation initiatives run on data. And a critical part of that data management solution is the single view of data provided by Master Data Management (MDM). Organizations are using Informatica MDM to drive game-changing initiatives around customer engagement, supplier engagement and omni-channel marketing that differentiate their services and products in the marketplace and accelerate the delivery of business value. The world of MDM is rapidly changing, and ou...
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Going Beyond iPaaS at Informatica World 2018

Informatica Blog - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 20:54
As organizations stand up new cloud systems there is the growing realization that it is not “the cloud,” but multiple clouds. Each new application runs in a cloud, each platform is a different cloud in its own right, and there are strengths and weaknesses to each of them. Many organizations are finding themselves using multiple cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) for different purposes. As if the challenge of enterprise data management wasn’t great enough, we now have it fragmenting out i...
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Big Data Management is Cloud Ready at Informatica World 2018

Informatica Blog - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 19:38
Sometimes people lose sight of the “why” of big data. It’s all about delivering actionable insights that will give your organization a leg up on your competition. This can be by creating new sources of revenue, new analytics insights to drive better customer experiences, or even new insights that will save lives. Initiatives like this require delivering data you can trust faster than ever before to make these insights possible. And that brings us to cloud. 2018 has been something of a tipping p...
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Informatica Global Customer Support Garners Top Rating in Comprehensive TSIA Audit

Informatica Blog - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 23:30
At Informatica, acceleration of the transformation to a subscription business is contingent on delivering best in class services to drive customer success. To Establish Informatica as a leader in services excellence, last October, the Informatica Global Customer Support (GCS) team undertook the rigorous assignment of a Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) audit that would measure Informatica on nearly 300 best practices across six separate components of technology service and support ...
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GDPR Through a New Lens

Informatica Blog - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 21:10
May 25th is only a few days away. It’s no surprise that some corporate executives are panicked about the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect on this date. Some have procrastinated about the change, trying to figure out what to do at the last minute to avoid potentially millions of dollars in fines and risk to their reputation. It’s time to view GDPR compliance efforts through a different lens. Not as a scary beast but as an opportunity to effectively manag...
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Informatica World 2018: The Journey Continues

Informatica Blog - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 04:15
This year, we’re excited to bring Informatica World 2018 back to Las Vegas from May 21-24. As the leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management, our mission is to accelerate your data-driven digital transformation, and Informatica World is the perfect opportunity for you to learn from experiences data management practitioners from our customers and partners, as well as our own experts. We hope to see you there, where you will not only connect with industry leaders, experts and professionals who un...
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1+1 = 3 The Power of Informatica’s Ecosystem at Informatica World 2018!

Informatica Blog - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:30
OK, so my math may be a bit off… But I also cannot forget time and again the customer stories which demonstrate that “better together” really works for them. At Informatica, we are on a singular mission to help accelerate our customers’ data-driven digital transformation. Towards that goal, we work closely with key strategic ecosystem partners to jointly help those customers successfully transform their business. At Informatica World 2018, we are proud to showcase the many ways in which Informat...
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You Have to Change Anyway, So Why Not Change Big?

Informatica Blog - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:15
Ideas for data-driven innovation and change are everywhere like this one Data Is the New Currency of Digital Transformation by Anil Chakravarthy. Or maybe you’re working on new technologies for predictive analytics, big data, cloud, customer master data and mobile apps. The point is you have to change to keep up with new technologies, market pressures and new business models. So why not make a big change; a transformation. The process for a big change or little change is the same. Isn̵...
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Expert Interview (Part 2): Paige Bartley on Data Lineage, Data Quality, and Data Availability in GDPR Compliance

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:30
In this expert interview series, Paige Bartley, Senior Analyst for Data and Enterprise Intelligence at Ovum, discusses the state of GDPR readiness, and how data quality, data availability and data lineage play into the GDPR compliance landscape. Part 2 weighs in on the role of data lineage, data quality, and data availability in GDPR compliance as well as the level of enforcement that we should expect after the deadline. What role do data lineage, data quality, and data availability play in GDP...
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Next Generation Analytics Strategies – Intelligently Disrupt or Become Disrupted

Informatica Blog - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:22
When I was asked to give a presentation at Informatica World 2018 on Next Generation Analytics strategies I first thought to myself about our customers and why they had selected Informatica for their analytics strategy. One of the major reasons companies invested in the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform is to increase the productivity and efficiency of their scarce data professional resources such as data engineers, data analysts, data scientists and data stewards. This shortage of data mana...
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Expert Interview (Part 1): The GDPR, Data and You with Ovum’s Paige Bartley

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 05/16/2018 - 13:30
In this expert interview series, Paige Bartley, Senior Analyst for Data and Enterprise Intelligence at Ovum, discusses the state of GDPR readiness, and how data quality, data availability and data lineage play into the GDPR compliance landscape. For part one, Bartley focuses on how prepared organizations are for GDPR as well as some key challenges they may face. Is the typical organization ready for the big day — May 25 — when the GDPR goes into effect? In general, a significant port...
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360 Engagement at Informatica World 2018

Informatica Blog - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:30
Informatica World 2018 is just around the corner. For the past few weeks, we’ve been working with our customers to finalize the content for the breakout sessions in the 360 Engagement Journey track. It’s been quite fun to learn more about their stories and hear how they are making a difference within their companies and ‘moving the cheese’ in their industries, as one customer put it. We have customers represented by Hartford Healthcare, M&T Bank, Experian, McAfee, an...
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The Latest in High Availability Solutions With MIMIX 9

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 13:30
This has been a turbulent year for IT professionals working in all industries. Resilience has routinely made the headlines as technology-related disasters have impacted scores of organizations. One formidable adversary of IT resilience is Mother Nature. Disruptive natural disasters this year, such as the Kilauea volcano erupting on the big island of Hawaii, hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria, and raging California wildfires, all underscored the need for high availability, data protection, solid ...
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