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Informatica iPaaS + Google Cloud’s Apigee: API-Driven Digital Transformation for Your Data and Business Processes

Informatica Blog - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 18:15
Massimo Pezzini, VP and Gartner Fellow recently said, and I quote, “The provider that controls the cloud integration layer, can understand its customers’ business processes, better than the customers themselves.”* As the leading iPaaS (integration platform-as-a-service) vendor in the market, Informatica takes its responsibility very seriously. Enabling our customers to focus on their business and ensuring that we provide them with the best of breed infrastructure is a top priority for us. Today ...
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How Remastering Data for GDPR Improves Customer Service

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:30
Editor’s note: This article on data bias written by Syncsort’s Harald Smith was originally published on Infoworld. The recent Equifax breach left millions of consumers wondering not only if their personal data was at risk, but also what data Equifax had about them in the first place. In a world where commenting “And now for something completely different” on someone’s Facebook post triggers ads for Monty Python T-shirts, it’s natural that people want to know what your company knows about t...
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New White Paper! Layers of Data Security

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 07/14/2018 - 13:30
In this age of data breaches and cyber-threats, the best way to secure your environment is through layers. Fortunately, this multi-faceted solution doesn’t have to be complicated. Syncsort has released their “Layers of Data Security” white paper to show some potential layers that an organization may choose to protect when thinking about a security plan. To be effective and as close as possible to foolproof, data security must be layered. Some types of threats can be blocked only at c...
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Capacity Management in Review: From Basics to Real-Life Use Cases and Best Practices

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 13:30
Welcome back to Syncsort Summer School. Take advantage of this traditionally slower business season to catch up on new technologies or trends to help you perform your job better and justify your next raise! We’re picking up this series of blog posts where we left, starting with everything you need to know about Capacity Management. Getting Started If you’re just getting started, we’ve got the perfect primer for you! This article covers the basics of capacity management. You’ll also walk away wit...
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Data Quality Scorecard: How Does Your Company Measure Up?

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 13:30
You know a data quality strategy is important. But do you know how to assess how good of a job your company is doing at achieving data quality? Keep reading for tips on developing a data quality scorecard for your organization. Data quality refers to the ability of a given set of data to serve a specific purpose. Achieving data quality is important because, without it, you will struggle to put your data to work for you. In fact, a lack of data quality could mean that your data causes you more he...
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Perfection is in the Eye of the Beholder

Informatica Blog - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 19:15
If you look at the analytical dashboard of a logistics, procurement or supply chain manager you may find KPIs such as OTIF, fill rate, etc. Most of the time you will see the respective figures to be around 96-99%. This is commonly understood to be an outstanding operational performance when it comes to shipping OR receiving merchandise or raw materials. It is the to-be state in—and outbound supply chain operations strive towards. Upon some further inspection, these figures may require some addit...
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How Long Can You Live Without Your Data?

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 13:30
How long can you live without your data? This article explains how to answer that question, which is essential for designing a data availability strategy capable of meeting your needs. Data Is Like Hot Water In a sense, data is like your home’s hot water heater or electrical service. When either of those things fail, it results in an immediate inconvenience. But at first, you’ll be able to tolerate the failure. A few hours without electricity or a day without hot water are usually ac...
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Challenges with VSAM Data – Change Data Capture (CDC) Solutions and Benefits

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 07/09/2018 - 13:30
A while back, Syncsort’s VP of Data Integration R&D, Fernanda Tavares, wrote a blog about Overcoming Technical Challenges in Large Mainframe to Hadoop Implementations where she explains how Syncsort leads the way in helping enterprises leverage their mainframe data in Hadoop. This article expands on that topic by presenting a new feature that helps refresh the Hadoop data lake with data from growing mainframe data sets faster and more efficiently. While more and more applications runni...
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New eBook! Data Encryption in the Mainframe World

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 07/07/2018 - 13:30
In today’s world of constant security threats and breaches, enhanced compliance regulations and data protection capabilities have become forefront for all organizations. Driven by compliance regulations such as FIPS, HIPPA and GDPR, organizations are challenging their IT departments to protect their data and digital assets with a vengeance never seen before. Syncsort’s new eBook, Data Encryption in the Mainframe World, explains some of the tools and technologies that continue to emerge on ...
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Auto start Tomcat and CloverETL on EC2 AWS Linux AMI

CloverETL Talks - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 18:37
In one of the previous blog posts I installed evaluation CloverETL server on Amazon's EC2 instance. This installation is useful for evaluation, quick setup and I mentioned at the end of article that you might want to set CloverETL server to start up automatically if host gets restarted.This article will show you one way how.Prerequisites:Last time we installed Tomcat and deployed server war to:/clover/CloverETLServer.4.5.1.Tomcat-8.0.30/bin(In retrospect keeping name of version in the directory ...
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What IT Pros Need to Know (and Forget) About Managed Services

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 07/05/2018 - 13:30
If you’ve ever walked into a grocery store, you’ve probably seen employees stock shelves. What you may not know is that, in many cases, the people stocking those shelves aren’t employed by the grocery store, but rather by the vendor whose products they are stocking. And it makes sense: companies would sooner trust their own employees to handle their products properly than a busy and sometimes understaffed supermarket. This is how Terry Plath, Syncsorts’ Senior Vice President of Support and Servi...
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The Stray Sheep or The Power of Understanding Your Outliers

Informatica Blog - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 19:15
Comodo, who is a leading SSL provider that offers free anti-virus, internet security, firewall endpoint security, and other security tools — a company that specializes in security tools — had a breach. In March 2011 a critical security breach occurred at Comodo, damaging the company reputation and costing them a significant amount to mitigate the exposure. A hacker who used a valid username and password to get into the Comodo certificate issuing systems set up a new user account and issued nine ...
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Catching Up with GDPR Compliance

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 13:30
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline of May 25, 2018 has passed, but many organizations are still grappling with the data governance challenges it has created. Whether your organization conducts most, some or just a small amount of business in Europe, there are many aspects of data management you need to consider to comply with the regulation.  Here’s some great sources of information from industry experts to help bring you up-to-speed. The Deadline compliance ...
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Integration: Achilles’ heel for Customer Experience

Informatica Blog - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 19:15
How often do you use social media to engage with a brand to express your concerns or appreciation? And how often does that company respond with something meaningful to you? Being a regular customer at WholeFoods, I have always enjoyed their customer service. A recent example caught my eye. With almost 5 million followers, the @WholeFoods Twitter handle cannot be ignored. With so many followers, you would think they would be pushing their brand messages more. However, the way they engage with the...
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Is Big Data Dangerous? 3 Common-Sense Data Management Guidelines

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 13:30
Data is a crucial driver of value for most businesses today. But when managed improperly, data can become more of a liability than a benefit. Keep reading for tips on creating a data management strategy that helps, rather than hurts, your company. No matter which industry your business is in, it almost certainly relies on data to a significant extent. These days, you don’t have to be a big bank or an insurance company to live and breathe data. You could also be, for example, a fast-food r...
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New eBook! TDWI Checklist Report: Strategies for Improving Big Data Quality for BI and Analytics

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 06/30/2018 - 13:30
In a big data environment, the notion of data quality that is “fit for purpose” is important. For some types of data science and analytics, raw, messy data is exactly what users want. Yet, even in this case, users need to know the data’s flaws and inconsistencies so that the unexpected insights they seek are based on knowledge, not ignorance. Syncsort’s new eBook, Strategies for Improving Big Data Quality for BI and Analytics, takes a look at applying data quality methods and technologies ...
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Healthcheck for CloverETL server

CloverETL Talks - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 18:49
In modern cloud oriented world there is a need for periodical healthchecks of servers or services. Let's imagine that you have CloverETL server deployed on AWS and you need to know that your host machine, application container and CloverETL server is running.AWS has you covered for first 2 points with healthchecks on load balancer .This might not cover edge cases when your host machine and application container (it might be Tomcat or any other supported application containers) are running, ...
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Next Gen Analytics Strategies: Optimize the Data Pipeline for Big Data

Informatica Blog - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 19:15
Welcome to the Next-Gen Analytics Strategies blog series in which I dive into five principal data management strategies for intelligent analytics. Today, we’ll examine optimizing a data pipeline for big data. When architecting a data management platform for analytics there are key components that are fundamentally necessary in building out a data pipeline. These data pipelines are becoming increasingly complex and have to deal with hundreds of source systems (on-premises and in the cloud) and pe...
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9 Mainframe Statistics That May Surprise You

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 13:30
How important are mainframes today? One way of answering that question is to take a look at some statistics relating to how mainframes are currently used. Keep reading for data points about the state of the mainframe today that you may find surprising. 1. 71 Percent of Fortune 500 Companies Use Mainframes. More specifically, they use IBM Z systems. (Source.) 2. Mainframes handle 87 percent of all credit card transactions. Did you buy something with your Visa or Mastercard today? More likely than...
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Integration Insight: IDC’s Take on Digital Transformation Done Right

Informatica Blog - Wed, 06/27/2018 - 19:15
Marc Andreessen penned his famous “Why Software Is Eating the World” essay in The Wall Street Journal seven years ago. The idea that “every company needs to become a software company” is now conventional wisdom. Digital transformation is today’s reality and integrating your systems resident in multiple clouds as well as on-premises is crucial for all businesses, not just the Amazons or Ubers. A new IDC report talks about data-driven real-time engagements and decisions, requiring real-time integr...
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