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New Application of Change Data Capture Technology Revolutionizes Mainframe Data Access and Integration into the Data Lake

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 13:25
Introducing DMX Change Data Capture (CDC) the only product available with mainframe “capture” AND Big Data “apply…” Syncsort’s New CDC Product Yesterday, we announced our new product offering, DMX Change Data Capture. This unique new offering, which works with both DMX and DMX-h, allows for reliable, low impact (I’ll explain this more) capture from mainframe sources and automatically applied to Hadoop data stores. I’d like to use this blog to explain what we announced and why it’s unique i...
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Be Out-Standing at Customer Success

Informatica Blog - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 18:30
At Informatica, we listen to our customers’ goals and then guide them towards solutions that help accelerate their digital transformation journey whilst delivering value to their business. We pride ourselves on helping customers out-anything, out-innovate, out-maneuver, and out-perform. We want the same for our partners – we want you to be Out-Standing, so to help you make your mark and showcase your credentials, we have evolved parts of our Partner Program for Consulting & Systems Integrato...
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Attendees and Vendors Educate Each Other on Data Quality and Data Governance at DGIQ 2017

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:01
On June 13th and 14th, Trillium sponsored and attended the Data Governance and Information Quality Conference (DGIQ) in San Diego. There were familiar faces from the Collibra user group that was held in Jersey City a few weeks earlier. Attendees from the US, Norway, Brazil and other countries came by the booth to learn about Trillium or understand how we fit into the data governance space. Most DGIQ attendees were in the planning stages trying to understand what data governance encompasses from ...
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DataWorks Summit Highlights – Hortonworks Trends, Partnerships and Customer Success

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:30
The first DataWorks Summit in San Jose was full of exciting announcements to help fulfill Hortonworks’ vision of enabling the Modern Data Architecture. Here’s a look at the conference highlights. Key Notes from Hortonworks During DataWorks Summit’s first day of keynotes Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks, announced the following joint efforts with IBM: Hortonworks to adopt Data Science Experience platform from IBM Hortonworks to adopt Big SQL IBM and Hortonworks collaboration to advanc...
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Live from DataWorks, Joint Appearance from Hortonworks and Syncsort CTOs on theCUBE

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 13:30
During DataWorks 2017, held this past week in San Jose, Syncsort CTO Tendü Yoğurtçu and Hortonworks CTO Scott Gnau reunited for a joint interview on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE TV’s live broadcast, with co-hosts Lisa Martin & George Gilbert. The is not the first time Tendu and Scott joined forces. They appeared together at this same event last year to launch the EDW Offload solution. In this week’s interview, they discuss what’s happening with the partnership, including new developments that...
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Partners – “Detect and Protect” Strategies for Data Security

Informatica Blog - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 18:30
This year’s Informatica World was truly eye opening. Thanks to the amazing participation and feedback from our partners, our teams walked away with incredible learnings about their growing successes and opportunities. And as underscored by Rodney Foreman in a recent blog post, Data Security stood out as one of the hottest topics. Having received  many requests from partners wanting more education on our data security offerings, I decided to take a deep dive into this ‘top of mind’ and relevant d...
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The CIO Reading List: The Undoing Project

Informatica Blog - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 06:38
Whenever I spend time with other CIOs, the subject almost invariably turns to a book one of us has read. And I’m gratified that the types of books that come up in these conversations are rarely what you’d call ‘IT books’ or ‘management books’. The CIOs I meet are well-rounded and well-read Renaissance people. They’re informed and find inspiration in many different places. With that in mind, welcome to the first of a new blog series called The CIO Reading List. Every few months I’ll share a book...
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Designing Your Cloud Roadmap: Reference Architectures and Architectural Planning

Informatica Blog - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 18:00
Designing Your Cloud Roadmap: Reference Architectures and Architectural Planning My last post took a closer look at the IT roadmap. For a cloud migration, a transformation around data analytics, or any long-term IT revolution, you create a roadmap to guide you from your present state to the desired future vision. But that begs a question: How do you know what that future vision should look like? Say you’re mapping a move to the cloud from a mostly on-premises legacy. What does the best version o...
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Syncsort and Collibra Partnership – What It Really Means

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 14:40
This week, Syncsort is announcing our strategic partnership with Collibra here at the Data Governance & Information Quality conference (perfect name!) in sunny San Diego. Extending the Trillium Software + Collibra Relationship Even before Trillium Software was acquired by Syncsort, it already had a relationship with Collibra, including many mutual customers. Our announcement this week is expanding our relationship across at all levels. What’s driving the extended partnership? Our mutual cust...
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Greater Self-Service and Automation with Data Integration Hub 10.2

Informatica Blog - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 18:00
Getting data-driven digital transformation projects into production quickly requires a modern approach to data integration. Data is increasingly spread across a proliferating number of systems including multiple clouds and big data as well as existing applications and databases. Many companies struggle with digital transformation since they don’t have an organized and agile data backbone to connect all of these systems together efficiently and with data consistency. They don’t have an easy way f...
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5 Ways to Put Data to Work Detecting Fraud

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 13:30
You already know that Big Data analytics can deliver business insights and improve operations. But have you thought about the role that analytics can play in detecting fraud? If not, this article is here to remind you by describing several examples of how you can use data to help defeat fraud. When I say fraud, I mean any kind of fraudulent transactions or intrusive activity that harms your business or your customers. Traditionally, organizations detected fraud through manual, time-consuming pro...
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Fast & amp; Furious – Shifting from The Slow Data Lane

Informatica Blog - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 18:00
It’s a sunny afternoon, you’re on the highway with the top down and stuck in traffic. You fumble through your navigation trying to figure out which is the best and fastest route to your destination. You can take the side streets, where you will encounter traffic lights and eventually get to your destination. Alternatively, you can switch to the carpool lane, provided you have met the requirements– if there are two or more passengers and if the carpool lane is operational, typically during ...
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CloverETL 4.6 Released

CloverETL News - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 15:04
This production release makes job development and monitoring of events easier, offers beginners an interactive tutorial CloverETL 4.6 simplifies job development by introducing "auto debugging," an implicit collection of data samples on all edges. Additionally, new UI controls in Event Listeners in the Server Console make monitoring of events easier. We've also developed a new interactive tutorial to help beginners grasp the basics quickly and without consulting boring manuals. Finally, we're ...
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To Catch Fraud, Real-Time, Analytics-Based Detection is Key

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 13:30
Catching fraud after it has occurred is good. Real-time fraud detection – which can be achieved by leveraging real-time data analytics – is much, much better. Here’s why. You should always be on the lookout for fraud. Even if the fraud has happened in the past, identifying and investigating fraudulent events helps you to understand the weaknesses in your systems that attackers use to compromise data or steal resources. Periodically reviewing reports about historical fraudulent incidents al...
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A Primer on Governing Unruly Data

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 13:19
Just as government officials probably wish their constituents always got along and never disagreed, you likely wish that your company’s data were easy and simple to manage. But it’s not. That’s why you need a data governance process for managing all the unruly data that your organization collects, stores and analyzes. This article explains the basics of developing an effective data governance process for taming unruly data. Defining Data Governance Before we dive into the spec...
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5 DataWorks Must-Reads as You Make Your Way to San Jose

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 13:30
The DataWorks Summit in San Jose, CA is just a few days away. How about a little light plane reading to help you get conference-ready? Here are 5 blog posts to help you prepare for DataWorks 2017. Headed to #DWS17? Here are 5 quick reads to get you ready! #Hadoop #DataLake #CloudClick To Tweet Insights from a DataWorks Keynote Speaker Read: Expert Interview: Scott Gnau On the Hadoop Toolbox, Spark, and Future-Proofing the Hadoop We recently sat down with one of the DataWorks Summit keynote sp...
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5 of the Hottest IT Trends (and How Mainframes Play a Role)

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 13:30
Mainframe is not on most people’s lists of the hottest words in tech. Additionally, mainframes may seem disconnected from modern IT trends, but the latest practices and innovations are being applied to mainframes. Here’s how. Mainframes were developed long before anyone was thinking about the trends and technologies that define modern computing. Concepts like open source software were decades away from emerging when the first mainframes were deployed in the 1950s. Other modern IT t...
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The Value Wedge: What Data IS, DOES, and MEANS in Data Governance and Data Quality Initiatives

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:30
If you’ve followed the enterprise software industry over the past ten years, you’ve probably picked up on a key trend that has led successful vendors to prominence and others to their demise – making data “fit for purpose.” The successful vendors have offered solutions that are simple to deploy, easily accessible for IT to manage and administer, while empowering its line of business users to leverage data to fully benefit their unique departmental goals. You may be asking what I’m getting at or ...
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5 Reasons to Run Hadoop in the Cloud

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 13:30
You know Hadoop. You know about the cloud. But do you know why and how to run Hadoop in the cloud in order to supercharge your data analytics operation? Apache Hadoop was born as an on-premise platform, and most of the use cases for early commercial Hadoop vendors – like Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR – focused on on-premise implementations of the open source data analytics platform. Hadoop in the Cloud But alongside on-premise Hadoop environments, Hadoop-as-a-Service – meaning Hadoop running i...
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Machine Learning is Great, But Only when Powered by Data Quality

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:30
Machine learning and artificial intelligence are reshaping the technology world. But machine learning is only as effective as the data that drives it. In other words, if you want to implement effective machine learning, you need to pay attention to data quality. Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are not new concepts. They have been around since the early decades of computing when theorists like Alan Turing began imagining ways to make computers “think” rather than jus...
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