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Don’t Talk To Me About Digital Transformation…

Informatica Blog - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 21:00
If you don’t have a data strategy to disrupt, you’re going nowhere. And fast. Digital transformation – tech world’s latest buzzword is getting used by everyone and executed by few. We’re great at making up terms that sound exciting- but aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. I prefer talking about data disruption. We’re not transforming the way we use data, we’re creating new opportunities for business areas for revenue that previously wasn’t seen before. This isn’t transformation, it’s data...
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SHARE Providence 2017: “Big Happenings in a Little Place Will be Wicked Awesome!”

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 13:30
I’m not sure I can recall SHARE ever being held in the smallest state in the union, but is there a better place for big happenings than New England in the summer? Besides, by the time we leave SHARE Providence 2017 we will all have adopted “wicked awesome” as part of our vocabulary. Like having the opportunity to meet new friends and catch-up with old colleagues to discuss recent advancements in the Z IBM mainframe world will be… “wicked awesome.” Headed to #SHAREpvd? Be sure to add these *wick...
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Why and How to Create an Agile Data Governance Policy

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:30
Your data is always changing, and your data governance policy needs to change, too. If it can’t, it’s not agile – and if it’s not agile, it won’t work in today’s IT environment. Here’s why and how to create a lean and agile data governance strategy. To understand what agile data governance means, let’s first define the two major terms that are at play in that phrase: Agile is a trending word in the IT world today. It refers to processes and tools that ...
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Understanding Data Quality: How Data Quality Errors Arise

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 13:30
Data quality is important to business. That you know. But do you understand what it takes to provide data quality In yesterday’s blog, we looked at one real-life example of a data quality failure. Today we’ll review how data quality problems can arise. Briefly defined, data quality refers to the ability of a data set to serve whichever need a company hopes to use it for. That need could be sending marketing materials to customers. It could be studying the market to plan a new produc...
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Anatomy of a Data Quality Failure

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 13:30
What does a data quality failure look like in the real world? Americans across the country found out recently when they received marketing offers for a product that was completely misaligned with their ages and genders. What Happened in this Data Quality Failure We won’t name the company that made this mistake because a mistake like this could happen to any company. The problem arose from a data quality shortcoming. Any business with lots of data can easily face this type of challenge. Su...
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De-Silo Your Mainframe Data to Regain Agility

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 12:51
Does your mainframe data live in a silo? If so, you’re undercutting your ability to use data to be agile. Here’s why that’s a problem, and how to fix it by bridging the Big Iron-Big Data divide. If you’re familiar with the DevOps movement, you probably already know what the words silo and agile mean within the context of IT. In case you don’t, here’s a quick primer. In DevOps-speak, any type of technology, process or group of people that operates in isolation...
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What is Data Quality? Explaining What Data Quality Actually Means

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 13:30
If you work with data, you’ve probably heard the term data quality more than a few times. But what is data quality? Do you know what data quality actually means, and what data quality analysts do? If not, this article’s for you. Data quality may not be quite as popular a buzzword as Big Data, but it’s an oft-used term in the data world. Data analysts like to remind everyone that having data quality is essential to derive value from data. If you’re wondering what is data ...
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Big Data 101: Dummy’s Guide to Batch vs. Streaming Data

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:30
Are you trying to understand Big Data and data analytics, but are confused by the difference between stream processing and batch data processing? If so, this article’s for you! Batch Processing vs. Stream Processing The distinction between batch processing and stream processing is one of the most fundamental principles within the Big Data world. There is no official definition of these two terms, but when most people use them, they mean the following: Under the batch processing model, a s...
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Notes from 2017 MIT CDOIQ Symposium: CDO’s, and Data, go Mainstream

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 13:02
During the conclusion of this year’s annual MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium (MITCDOIQ) held July 12-14 in Cambridge, MA, the organizers noted that the focus of the event was at last shifting from the rise and role of the CDO to a focus on the key, strategic business initiatives undertaken by the CDO and their organization.  But this shift was evident right from the start of the event – one featured session called this the process of “Shifting from Survival to...
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Data Governance Review: From Basics to the Latest News & Trends

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 13:30
Similar to last week’s Data Quality Study Guide, we wanted to continue to take advantage of the slower summer season to review the latest in data governance. Take a break from the heat and spend a few moments to get yourself caught up. New to Data Governance? If you’re just getting started, we’ve got the perfect data governance primer for you. This article explains the basics of developing an effective data governance process for taming unruly data. Data Governance + Data Qual...
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Fast and Furious- Designing for the Fast Data Lane: Transporting and Processing Streams

Informatica Blog - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 18:30
In the earlier post, we discussed the ability for stream processors, such as Informatica VDS, to process events at the edge, in this post we look at how these events are transported to the corporate data center for streaming analytics. As you’re lounging in front of the TV flipping channels you notice a product during an infomercial that caught your eye. While you listen, and watch as the host describes the product, you pick up your tablet or smartphone to do more research and see very specific...
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Welcome to the Hitachi-Specific z13

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:30
This post is an update of an article about the Hitachi-Specific z13 that originally appeared on the Dancing Dinosaur blog. Old timers will remember when the computer industry boasted multiple vendors offering mainframe computers compatible with the IBM mainframe OS at that time. They were called plug-compatible and they constituted their own acronym, BUNCH (Burroughs, Univac, NCR, Control Data, and Honeywell). The BUNCH served two purposes: 1) they stopped the Feds from hassling IBM over monopol...
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CloverETL 4.7 Milestone 1 Released

CloverETL News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:05
CloverETL 4.7 Milestone 1: Data APIs with new "Data Services" feature. In this release we're introducing a major new feature—Data Services. With Data Services you can publish a transformation graph as a REST API endpoint. That means you can create smart data sources or data targets that process data on the fly and make either data, or business logic or a combination of both, available to applications on-demand. Learn more about the release in full 4.7 M1 release notes. About this rele...
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Reimagined MDM for Business Users: An Introduction to Customer 360 for Life Sciences

Informatica Blog - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 18:00
In their 2017 Magic Quadrant for master data management (MDM), Gartner predicted a huge disruption in how customers will invest in MDM solutions. In 2015, less than 15% of MDM revenue was industry, domain or use case specific. Gartner’s analysts believe this will be up to 80% by 2020. A 65% swing in software purchasing behaviour within 5 years is certainly worth noting. It’s a trend we noticed as well, and one of the reasons we began building master data fuelled applications a few years ago. Pro...
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5 Big Data Experts Who Caught Your Attention This Year

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 13:30
Not all expert interviews are created equal. Here are the five most popular Big Data experts we’re spoken to this year. Did your favorite make the list? #1  Dakshinamurthy V. Kolluru As the founder and president of the International School of Engineering, aka INSOFE (@INSOFEedu), Kolluru could teach his own master class in communicating complex ideas with clarity and excitement. Kolluru has done extensive work in data science, particularly mathematical algorithms and pattern extraction. He has ...
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Best Practices in Data Storage (Part 2): How Long Should Data be Stored?

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 13:30
You can store all your data for some amount of time, and you can store some of your data for an infinite amount of time, but you can’t store all your data forever. Not even a company the size of Google has the storage capacity for all that data retention. This means you must decide which types of data to store for an extended period, as well as just how long that period should be. Data Retention: How Long Should Data be Stored? Once you’ve identified the types of data that you’...
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Data-Driven Digital Transformation in Luxury Travel Retail

Informatica Blog - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:30
Like every business, the Travel Retail industry is experiencing the changes in global consumer behavior, the and sees the need for omni-channel and data-driven solutions. One of our key clients is a leader in Luxury Travel Retail, and presented their approach to data-driven digital transformation at Informatica World 2017 in San Francisco. (The name of the customer is not mentioned in this story, in respect of their corporate policy) If you have ever traveled internationally, you may have shopp...
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Best Practices in Data Storage (Part 1): What Types of Data Should be Retained?

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 13:25
Even if you analyze your data in real time, storing data for extended periods is important for compliance and other reasons. But what types of data should be retained and how long should you keep it? Keep reading for some insights on data storage. Data Analytics Requires Data Storage These days, real-time data analytics should be the foundation of most organizations’ approach to working with data. (For more on just how important real time has become, check out Syncsort ‘s Hadoop Mar...
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Data Quality Study Guide – A Review of Use Cases & Trends

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 07/15/2017 - 13:30
Our summer school series continues with today’s fully loaded study session. Have you been taking note of all the use cases and current trends for data quality? Maybe now is a good time for a review! Data Quality Saves You Money A big reason to pay attention to data quality is that it can save you money. First and foremost, it can help you maximize the return on your Big Data investments. And there are additional cost-related benefits (areas that we will discuss below) to help you save even...
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5 Tips for Modernizing Your Mainframe Strategy

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:10
Mainframes have changed significantly over the past several decades. So have the strategies and tools that businesses employ to derive the most value from them. With that in mind, here are tips and best practices for modernizing your mainframe. In some key senses, the mainframes of old have nothing in common with those of today. Sure, mainframe programming languages are still the same. So are the traditional mainframe operating systems (although Linux is new to the mix, at least for the current...
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