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Expert Interview (Pt 2): Tony Baer on What’s Next with Cloud, Hadoop and GDPR

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 13:30
Tony Baer, Principal Analyst at Ovum, recently spoke to us about trends in Big Data, the future of Hadoop and GDPR. Part 1 discussed trends in Hadoop and Cloud data. In this part, Tony Baer discusses what’s next for Hadoop and cloud and whether we’re prepared for GDPR. How do you see Hadoop continuing to evolve? There are also some interesting things coming down the pike. They’re not out yet, but they’ll probably be part of a future Hadoop 3.x point release. One is that Y...
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GDPR: The Countdown to 25 May 2018

Informatica Blog - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 17:00
As I mentioned in my previous blog, I had the pleasure of getting different perspectives on GDPR at the 2018 Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference. That blog looked at the data subject view of GDPR, whilst this one will summarise what I learned from listening to lawyers, policy makers and academics. The General Data Privacy Mood Whilst at the conference, I spoke to a few people from different backgrounds, and asked their views on GPDR, and the effects it is having on their profession...
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Expert Interview (Pt 1): Trends in Hadoop and Cloud Data with Tony Baer

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 13:30
Tony Baer, Principal Analyst at Ovum, recently spoke to us about trends in Big Data, including the future of Hadoop and cloud data. Which directions are Big Data and data management headed in? I think the obvious headline at the moment is artificial intelligence and machine learning. It’s the headline that is drowning out everything else. It’s drowned out things like real time streaming and IoT. Prinicpal analyst @TonyBaer of @Ovum talks trends in #BigData, the future of #Hadoop &a...
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How to Ensure Enough Processing Power to Meet Business Requirements

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 13:30
How does an organization manage a rapidly-changing environment when customers are expecting information in 11 seconds or less? That was the problem one of clients recently tackled. In our latest case study, Financial Services Organization Needs to Provide Answers in 11 Seconds or Less, the client needed to guarantee they could process a loan application and provide a response to its customers within 11 seconds. Yet the organization had no mechanism to ensure there was enough processing power to ...
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HIMSS 2018 – Intelligent Disruption and Digital Transformation are Upon Us

Informatica Blog - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:45
We need to look no further than the nightly news cycle to appreciate the disruption of the healthcare industry is at full throttle. This is clear from mergers between some of the largest companies in different healthcare sectors, to the recent announcement that Amazon will be partnering with JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway to create a new health insurance company. While details are scant, we can be certain Amazon will be looking to apply their transformative digital technology to the healthcare ...
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Mainframes Continue to Reign in 2018: Key Trends that Support Big Iron’s Sovereign Rule

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:30
Syncsort recently completed its annual survey of IT and data analytics professionals to identify trends, challenges and opportunities faced by enterprises investing in the mainframe going into 2018. Respondents represented a wide range of IT disciplines and spanned vertical industries including financial services, insurance, health care, IT and government agencies. The survey revealed a number of key Trends for 2018.  Two very important and related findings were that the mainframe remains strate...
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Expert Interview (Part 3): Mike Olson on Diversity in Tech, Cloudera Altus and Director

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:30
At the Cloudera Sessions event in Munich, Germany, Paige Roberts of Syncsort sat down with Mike Olson, Chief Strategy Officer of Cloudera. In the first part of the interview, Mike Olson went into what’s new at Cloudera, how machine learning is evolving, and the adoption of the Cloud in organizations. In part two, they discussed Gartner’s latest hype cycle, and where Mike Olsen sees Hadoop going. In this part, Mike Olson shares his views on women in tech and the difference between Cloudera Altus ...
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Expert Interview (Part 2): Cloudera’s Mike Olson on the Gartner Hype Cycle

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:30
At the Cloudera Sessions event in Munich, Germany, Paige Roberts of Syncsort sat down with Mike Olson, Chief Strategy Officer of Cloudera. In the first part of the interview, Mike Olson went into what’s new at Cloudera, how machine learning is evolving, and the adoption of the Cloud in organizations. In this part he talks about Gartner’s latest hype cycle, and where he sees things going. The latest #Gartner #HypeCycle. @RobertsPaige interviews @mikeolson of @ClouderaClick To Tweet Paige:   Did...
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Expert Interview (Part 1): Mike Olson on Cloudera, Machine Learning, and the Adoption of the Cloud

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:30
At the Cloudera Sessions event in Munich, Germany, Paige Roberts of Syncsort sat down with Mike Olson, Chief Strategy Officer of Cloudera. In this first of a three-part interview, Mike Olson goes into what’s new at Cloudera, how machine learning is evolving, and the adoption of the Cloud in organizations. #MachineLearning and adoption of the #Cloud! @RobertsPaige interviews @mikeolson of @ClouderaClick To Tweet Paige:   So, first off, go ahead and introduce yourself. Mike:    I’m Mike Olson fr...
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Webcast: Key Mainframe Trends for 2018

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:30
The results from Syncsort’s annual State of the Mainframe survey are in! Professionals from Financial Services, Health Care, IT, Government and more have weighed in on which key mainframe trends are most important to them. Our latest webcast, “Key Mainframe Trends for 2018” takes an in-depth look at the survey results and speaks about five mainframe trends to watch for in 2018. In addition to those trends, you’ll also learn the importance of: Investmenting in the mainfr...
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GDPR: The Data Subject Perspective

Informatica Blog - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 16:00
I always find it good to get a different perspective on a topic that I am immersed in. For over 12 months, large portions of my working hours have been spent discussing the GDPR: Implications for data management; Implementation strategies for compliance; and of course, the long-term value the GDPR can deliver if used to bring improvements in data governance and data management throughout an organization. Being invited to sit on a panel discussion at CPDP 2018 provided me with such an opportunity...
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Capacity Management: How to Keep Your Mainframe Cruising

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:30
Businesses and IT organizations are changing, but the mainframe continues to be an important hub of business activity. Mainframe capacity management can ensure effective and efficient operation to help you maximize your return on investment and keep customers happy well into the future. Meeting Enterprise Operational Needs A friend of mine bought a 20-foot boat last summer so he could take his family tubing, water skiing, and fishing.  It’s fast, fairly easy to operate, and relatively inexpensiv...
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How to Measure Data Quality – 7 Metrics to Assess the Quality of Your Data

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 13:30
To measure data quality – and track the effectiveness of data quality improvement efforts – you need, well, data. Keep reading for a look at the types of data and metrics that organizations can use to measure data quality. Data quality refers to the ability of a set of data to serve an intended purpose. Low-quality data cannot be used effectively to do the thing with it that you wish to do. There are lots of good strategies that you can use to improve the quality of your data and build data bes...
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Avoiding the Dark Clouds in your Multi-Cloud Architecture

Informatica Blog - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 19:00
The term ‘multi-cloud strategy’ is now commonly coined as a way of describing an architecture with different cloud environments working together. Gone (long gone!) are the days when the trailblazers were taking tentative steps by acquiring a handful of Salesforce licenses. Today almost any business process can, and is, being processed using a cloud application or via a cloud platform along the way. Most businesses have the likes of AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform sitting alongside ...
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Big Data’s Hidden Sources: Where to Find Big Data

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:30
Big Data is all around you – including places where you may not think to look. Is your organization missing out on hidden data sets that can drive analytics and insight? Read on to review four Big Data sources you might be overlooking. Some Big Data sources are obvious. Software log files, databases that house customer records and the like are designed for the specific purpose of collecting and storing data. As a result, these are the places where organizations first tend to look when they seek ...
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How MIMIX and High Availability Bred True Love

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:30
MIMIX delivers high availability. Can it also deliver true love? For one couple, it did. Here’s how. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Syncsort recently learned about the story of Beth Mullen and Jim Hoffer. It goes like this… Kim Meets Beth In the late 1980s – back when the first generation of IBM iSeries hardware had just hit the market – Kim McCue, a programming consultant, met Beth, who was working at Merchant Express at the time. Kim and Beth launched a professional and pe...
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Webcast: 2018 Big Data Trends: Liberate, Integrate, and Trust Your Data

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 13:30
If you happened to miss our recent webcast, “2018 Big Data Trends: Liberate, Integrate, and Trust Your Data,” it’s now available to view on demand. Each year we send out a survey to find out what’s most important to people running Hadoop or Spark programs. This year almost 200 professionals from a variety of roles weighed in and let us know what matters to them in the world of big data. Our webcast, led by Paige Roberts, explores those results and dives into the top 5 big data trends to watch f...
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Choose Informatica Cloud Test Data Management for your Salesforce Security Model

Informatica Blog - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:00
Are you struggling to populate test data and mask sensitive data in Salesforce Sandboxes? Let’s experience Informatica Cloud Test Data Management As we all know, the world is now moving to Cloud. It’s simply because cloud computing increases efficiency, helps improve cash flow and offers a plethora of benefits. You can rely on cloud computing to solve the challenges faced by small businesses, whether you’re firing off emails on the move or using a bunch of apps to help you manage your workload....
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When Humans Fumble, HA/DR Recovers

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 13:30
Vision Solutions, which recently merged with Syncsort, has been in the business of high availability and disaster recovery for more than two decades. The article below about the value of HA/DR solutions originally appeared on their blog. Last year, an IT failure threw a major airline carrier into chaos, as flight cancellations affected hundreds of thousands of customers and caused the airline to suffer an embarrassing PR nightmare. Systems and operations have since recovered, but the lessons lea...
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What Do Hackers Really Want to Do With Your Data?

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 13:30
You know hackers want to steal your data. But do you know why? This article explains. Understanding hackers’ motives is important for developing strong data protection strategies. If you don’t know exactly why attackers want to steal your data, it’s difficult to plan effective measures for stopping them. Inside the Minds of Hackers: A List of Motivations Following is a list of the most common motives for data theft today, along with tips on how to prevent various types of attac...
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