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Looking Beyond OAS 3 (Part 1)

Talend Blog - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 17:39
After reviewing the history of the OAI and API specifications last year, I wanted to take a look at the future of the OpenAPI Initiative (OAI) and outline my calculated, plausible evolution paths for the project moving forward. State of the OAI Over the past year, we’ve hit several milestones. We have released the OpenAPI Specification (OAS) version 3.0, a major revision achieved by the long and intense work of the technical community with the support from the steering committee (TSC). AOI is no...
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Data Governance: 5 Big Ideas for 2018

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 13:30
It’s 2018, and the data governance strategy that worked for you in the past may no longer be up to par. Fortunately, you can improve it. Here are five strategies for making your data governance strategy even better. As companies grow, new technologies emerge and new types of data-related challenges appear, the strategy you use to govern your data may need to be updated. New compliance frameworks may impact your business. You might be collecting data from more sources. And you are probably ...
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New eBook! How to Address the Top 5 Mainframe Security Vulnerabilities

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 08/04/2018 - 13:30
In today’s modern IT infrastructures, the mainframe resides as a critical processor within the network, making it susceptible to external threats and attacks. Defined user accounts within the system can be leveraged to access and compromise secured resources. These types of attacks can occur when account information is maliciously compromised or it simply can occur when employees are disgruntled or careless. Syncsort’s eBook, “How to Address the Top 5 Mainframe Security Vulnerabiliti...
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Making Data a Team Sport: Muscle your Data Quality by Challenging IT & Business to Work Together

Talend Blog - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 18:29
Data Quality is often perceived as the sole task of a data engineer. As a matter of fact, nothing could be further from the truth. People close to the business are eager to work and resolve data related issues as they’re the first to be impacted by bad data. But they are often reluctant to update data as Data Quality apps are not really made for them or just because they are not allowed to use them. That’s one of the reasons bad data keeps increasing. According to Gartner, poor data quality cost...
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Expert Interview (Part 3): Dr. Sourav Dey on Data Quality and Entity Resolution

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 13:30
At the recent DataWorks Summit in San Jose, Paige Roberts, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Syncsort, had a moment to speak with Dr. Sourav Dey, Managing Director at Manifold. In the first part of our three-part interview Roberts spoke to Dey about his presentation which focused on applying machine learning and data science to real world problems. Dey gave two examples of matching business needs to what the available data could predict. In part two, Dey discussed augmented intelligence, the p...
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Talend and Splunk: Aggregate, Analyze and Get Answers from Your Data Integration Jobs

Talend Blog - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 19:26
Log management solutions play a crucial role in an enterprise’s layered security framework— without them, firms have little visibility into the actions and events occurring inside their infrastructures that could either lead to data breaches or signify a security compromise in progress. Splunk is the “Google for log files” heavyset enterprise tool that was the first log analysis software and has been the market leader ever since. So lots of customers will be interested in seeing how Talend...
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High Availability Architecture: A Real-Life Blueprint To Use and Share

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 13:30
What does it take to achieve high availability? The short answer is “a lot.” Building highly available infrastructure requires investing in multiple infrastructure components, tools, and processes. For the longer answer to building a high-availability architecture, keep reading. What Is High Availability? Simply put, high availability means that everything hosted on your infrastructure is resilient against disruptions. Keeping computer systems highly available means taking several de...
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Expert Interview (Part 2): Dr. Sourav Dey on Augmented Intelligence and Model Explainability

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 13:30
At the recent DataWorks Summit in San Jose, Paige Roberts, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Syncsort, had a moment to speak with Dr. Sourav Dey, Managing Director at Manifold. In the first part of our three-part interview Roberts spoke to Dr. Dey about his presentation which focused on applying machine learning to real world requirements. Dr. Dey gave two examples of matching business needs to what the available data could predict. Here in part two, Dr. Dey discusses augmented intelligence, t...
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Tangible Business Value and ROI from Real PIM Practitioners

Informatica Blog - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 19:15
Pete is a smart guy. He has 15 years of experience in e-business and was hired to help his new company achieve their ambitious sales and e-commerce targets and support the execution of their data-driven digital transformation strategy. After listening to customers, employees and partners, he concludes his company can only grow the e-business with a long-term strategy to master product information efficiently and successfully. While in parallel working on process and governance improvements, Pete...
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Making Sense of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools

Talend Blog - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 16:56
It’s an exciting time to be part of the data market.  Never before have we seen so much innovation and change in a market, especially in the areas of cloud, big data, machine learning and real-time data streaming.  With all of this market innovation, we are especially proud that Talend was recognized by Gartner as a leader for the third time in a row in their 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools and remains the only open source vendor in the leaders quadrant. According to Gartn...
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Talend & Apache Spark: Debugging & Logging

Talend Blog - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 16:43
So far, our journey on using Apache Spark with Talend has been a fun and exciting one. The first three posts on my series provided an overview of how Talend works with Apache Spark, some similarities between Talend and Spark Submit, the configuration options available for Spark jobs in Talend and how to tune Spark jobs for performance. If you haven’t already read them you should do so before getting started here. Start with “Talend & Apache Spark: A Technical Primer”, “Talend vs. Spark Submi...
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Expert Interview (Part 1): Dr. Sourav Dey on Applying Machine Learning to the Real World

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 13:30
At the recent DataWorks Summit in San Jose, Paige Roberts, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Syncsort, had a moment to speak with Dr. Sourav Dey, Managing Director at Manifold. In the first of this three part interview Roberts spoke to Dr. Dey about his presentation which focused on applying machine learning to real world requirements. Dr. Dey gives two examples of matching business needs to what the available data can predict. Roberts: So, let’s get started! Can you introduce yourself and whe...
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New Webcast! Top Ten Tips for IBM i Security and Compliance

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 07/28/2018 - 13:30
Users and IT administrators have the belief that the IBM i is a secure system on its own, but what is the actual truth here? While the IBM i is known to be a highly securable system, it also presents unique challenges to security auditors and system administrators alike. Syncsort has released an on-demand webinar titled, “Top Ten Tips for IBM i Security and Compliance,” to show the best ways to safely secure your system. Achieving a secure and compliant IBM i environment is often a c...
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Econometrics and Infonomics: A Tariff Story

Informatica Blog - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 19:15
A recent call from a sales colleague prompted me to write this post. His client asked us to give them guidance on how our solutions and data management practices in general can help combat the effect on their prices resulting from the “Trump Tariffs”. The current state of uncertainty apparently had them question if they should proceed with their investment in our solutions. My answer: “Wrong question”. This is not the time to question the investment in data but to double down and accelerate it. ...
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Capacity Management: What is your Capacity for Success?

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 13:30
In today’s world of constant and ever accelerating change we have the tendency to discard the old and look for the new. This is true for all sorts of consumer items, but it is often true for the ideas we have and the processes we use too. New must be better just because it’s new, so anything that sounds antiquated starts off with a low rating. Capacity Management is a bit like that. It sounds like something we did twenty or thirty years ago (it was!) and it sounds like it’s all about physical bi...
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Two CIOs, One Perspective on Data Strategy

Informatica Blog - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 19:15
Informatica recently published a Data Strategy Playbook to help CIOs create a comprehensive and successful data strategy that connects all the data across their enterprise. I had the chance to sit down with one of the contributors, Monsanto CIO Jim Swanson, to talk about what does and doesn’t work in building an effective data strategy. (We recorded a full webcast for IDG, which you can check out here.) We both agreed on several key points: 1. No one invests in a data strategy. They invest...
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High Availability and Disaster Recovery: Expect the Unexpected

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 13:30
As summer moves along, we continue with our latest summer school session. Last week we kicked off with Capacity Management. Today, we’ll take some time to recap High Availability. What Is High Availability? High availability refers to the ability of an application, service or other IT resources to remain constantly accessible, even in the face of unexpected disruptions. In most cases, when people talk about high availability, they’re thinking about applications and services. Using au...
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Data Preparation and Wrangling Best Practices – Part 2

Talend Blog - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 23:52
This is the second part of my blog series on data preparation and data wrangling best practices. For those of you who are new to this blog, please refer to Part 1 of the same series ‘Data Preparation and Wrangling Best Practices – Part 1’ and for those who are following my blog series, a big thank you for all the support and feedback! In my last blog, we saw the first ten best practices when working with your data sets in Talend Data Preparation. In this blog, I want to touch on some advanced be...
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Data Governance in a Social World — A Fresh Perspective

Informatica Blog - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 20:15
With the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in force, business leaders around the world are paying closer attention to how data is governed, collected and shared. This is a good thing, especially when it comes to protecting customer information and improving internal data governance practices. It also supports a growing trend in which data is no longer considered an afterthought. Instead, it is the fuel for digital transformation across industries. But while data gove...
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Journey to Google Cloud Just Got Easier with Informatica

Informatica Blog - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 19:15
Increasingly, new data warehouses are being built in the cloud with Google Cloud picking up great momentum. Cloud infrastructure providers have evolved in the past couple of years and many organizations are coming to view cloud data warehouses as more secure, more reliable and more enterprise friendly than the traditional on-premises options. This doesn’t mean that they are not without challenges. In their April 2016 survey, McKinsey and Company found 86 percent of executives surveyed were “at b...
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