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Need a Shopping Experience for Data Assets? An Intelligent Data Catalog is your Best Ally

Informatica Blog - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 19:30
Need a shopping experience for data assets? I am a big fan of online shopping. Whether it is back to school or holiday shopping, I enjoy the shopping experience, flexibility and quick access to goods in the comfort of my home. I can quickly sift through thousands of items, get product details, read consumer recommendations, review alternate options and ultimately make that buying decision in seconds. And that’s the world we are living in. Recent study shows that 96% of Americans shop online, and...
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Truth and Consequences: Strata NYC Focuses on Promise and Potential Pitfalls of AI and Machine Learning

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:30
This year’s Strata New York marked the 9th year for the event, focusing on how data-driven businesses can harness the value of Big Data. The keynote speakers lead many interesting discussions on artificial intelligence and machine learning applications, from saving snow leopards in the Himalayas to Carnegie Mellon’s fascinating efforts at making robots able to communicate and interact with humans. Data Doesn’t Lie, But Sometimes It’s Biased There were also some sobering thoughts on t...
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Video: CEO Josh Rogers on Innovations with Ironstream for Splunk and Recent Company Success

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 13:30
During Splunk .conf 2017 in Washington, D.C. this week, Syncsort CEO Josh Rogers sat down with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vallente and John Walls. In the recorded interview, they discuss two announcements Syncsort made during the event that expand on its success in the Big Iron to Big Data market with its innovative Ironstream product. They also touch on Syncsort’s impressive growth over the last two years, and the company’s plans going forward. Watch the video to learn more about the recent an...
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Don’t Miss our Latest eBook: Strategies for Change Data Capture

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 13:30
Change Data Capture, or CDC, is the process that ensures that changes made in one dataset are automatically transferred to the other dataset. CDC  is most often used with databases that hold important transactional data to make sure that data organizations are working with up-to-date information. It plays an important role in various areas of data management like enterprise data warehouse, business intelligence and data quality. In Syncsort’s lasted eBook, Strategies for Change Data Captur...
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Tracing Transactions from Mobile to Mainframe (Part 2): What you can see on the Dark Side of the Moon

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 13:29
In Part 1, Ian Hartley revealed how to illuminate transactions that have fallen off the radar onto the dark side of the moon. In this post, he looks at what you can see when you shed that light with Syncsort’s new product. Seeing the Dark Side via HTTP(S) With Ironstream® Transaction Tracing (ITT) you can: Leverage a low-impact, simple solution to track individual transactions across your infrastructure components and get information about their response times and health Monitor a specifi...
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Informatica Proud to Take Home Two Datanami 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards

Informatica Blog - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 19:00
A big thank you to everyone who voted for the Datanami 2017 Data Management Cataloging and Prep Reader’s choice awards. We are honored to receive first place recognition in both– the “Big Data Product or Technology: Data Management(Cataloging)” and “Data Management(Prep)” categories Many of our customers use Informatica’s AI-Powered Data Catalog for a variety of their enterprise data journeys – Data Lakes, Cloud, Enterprise Data Governance, Self-service Analytics and many more. We are proud to b...
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Tracing Transactions from Mobile to Mainframe (Part 1): How to See the Dark Side of the Moon

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 13:30
In this two-part blog series, Syncsort’s Ian Hartley “geeks out” with details about our latest product, which allows for tracing transactions across your infrastructure from mobile to mainframe, shedding light on the blind spots. I’ll admit it. I’m a geek. OK, I’m a really geeky geek. I “geek out” on many things that some would find very strange indeed. Like a beautifully written piece of program code, or the inner workings of a new piece of hardware. I keep telling my teenage ...
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Reimagining Hybrid Data Management

Informatica Blog - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 19:30
Organizations today embrace a hybrid world where cloud applications need to seamlessly work with on-premises. The need for businesses to become more agile and lead their own data-driven intelligent disruptions has never been stronger. With the explosion of cloud applications, IT struggles have multiplied to support the new cloud-based application development models with respect to infrastructure, operations, and governance – and integrate them with their on-premises landscape. It is not a...
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At Splunk .conf 2017: New Ways to Gain Business Insights and Meet Compliance Requirements from Mobile, Web and Mainframe Data

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 13:07
More and more organizations are looking for ways to access Mainframe data and make it available for business intelligence in next-generation analytics platforms. Splunk’s advanced visualization and analytics platform is a very popular target for diverse sources of enterprise-wide data, including mainframe. Syncsort designed Ironstream to provide total visibility into the z/OS environment by delivering mainframe machine data to Splunk® Enterprise and other Splunk platforms to provide unmatched an...
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Machine Learning and AI: The Hype is Real When it Comes to Data

Informatica Blog - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 20:44
Virtually every business is planning or executing a major digital transformation involving new business models, new technologies, and new processes. There are several essential ingredients for a successful digital transformation. Data is one of them – data is a critical foundation for every successful digital transformation. In the world of data, we are experiencing not just the usual level of change. We are in the midst of a generational market disruption that we call Data 3.0. The sheer amoun...
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Informatica and Snowflake: Build your Next-Gen Rapid Data Warehousing on the Cloud

Informatica Blog - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 19:00
The cloud is proving to be immensely popular as it provides self-service, elastic, managed, on-demand infrastructure, platform and solutions to the organization. Organizations can put just about any process, application or system in the cloud, the data warehouse being one of them. Snowflake is one such data warehouse purpose built for the cloud. According to Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service, Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services is a leader in iPaaS...
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Clean Up (But Don’t Drain!) Your Data Swamp

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 13:30
Organizations want data lakes. But too often, they end up instead with data swamps that are of little use for transforming data into value. If you’re struggling to turn your data swamp into a clear data lake, keep reading for data lake organization and storage best practices. In case it’s not clear, the term data swamp is something of a play on words. It’s not a term that professional data scientists frequently use. Data scientists do, however, talk about data lakes. A data lak...
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New eBook Alert: Know What You Don’t Know About Your Customers

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 13:30
In the age of eCommerce, there is a great need for companies to verify the identity of a given customer in real time. From credit card fraud to missed opportunities, the issues of incomplete, false or unreliable customer data can have a big effect on the bottom line of your business. Our latest eBook, “Know What You Don’t Know About Your Customers,” looks at how you can reduce your risk while capitalizing on data-driven opportunities in a three-step strategy to real-time custom...
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How Retailers Unleash the Disruptive Power of Data to Drive Customer Engagement

Informatica Blog - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:00
Unleash the Disruptive Power of Data to Drive Customer Engagement Shop.org is the place to meet the top influencers and practitioners from the digital retail community. Retailers and brands must transition from simply selling to customers to establishing relationships with them through personalized digital experiences driven by relevant content. Customers expect to be inspired, influenced, engaged and reassured that they have selected the right supplier and product. Customer experience defines a...
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Open Data is Great – But Only If You Ensure Data Quality

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:30
Open data is all around us these days, which is a great thing. To leverage open data effectively, however, you need to be prepared to address the data quality risks. Here’s why and how. Defining Open Data The open data movement takes its cues from the open source software movement. Open source software refers to programs whose source code is available for the public to download, inspect, modify and, if desired, expand. In a similar fashion, open data means sets of databases that anyone ca...
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The CIO Reading List: Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

Informatica Blog - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:37
“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” So goes an ancient Japanese proverb. As a CIO, you know better than most how important it is to balance vision and action: Even the best plan can fail because of poor execution. From digital transformation to cloud migration or organizational optimization, the devil is in the details. The CIO Reading List This month’s CIO Reading List book, Execution: The discipline of getting things done, takes a long, hard look at why...
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CloverETL 4.7 Milestone 2 Released

CloverETL News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:34
CloverETL 4.7 Milestone 2: Improvements to Data Services. In this release we’ve made some improvements to the new Data Services feature introduced in 4.7 Milestone 1 that brings API-based data integration to CloverETL. 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. Th...
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CloverETL 4.7 Milestone 2 Released

CloverETL News - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:34
CloverETL 4.7 Milestone 2: Improvements to Data Services. In this release we’ve made some improvements to the new Data Services feature introduced in 4.7 Milestone 1 that brings API-based data integration to CloverETL. 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. Th...
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How to Clean and Trust Your Big Data

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:30
You’ve probably witnessed it, and maybe are doing it. Many organizations are just dumping as much data into a data lake as they can, trying to get to every data source in an enterprise and putting all the data into the data lake. We see it here at Syncsort, with the vast amount of data from mainframe and other sources heading to the data lake for analytics and other use cases. But what if you can’t trust the data because it has errors in it, duplicated data (like customer records!), and generall...
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Next Week’s Strata Data Conference: What’s in a Name?

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:30
Next week, thousands of Big Data practitioners, experts and influencers will gather at New York’s Javits Center to attend the newly-branded Strata Data Conference. According to event organizers, the conference, which debuted in 2012 as Strata + Hadoop World, has been rebranded to more accurately reflect the scope of the conference beyond Hadoop. The simplicity of the name belies the increasingly diverse and complex ecosystem of Big Data tools and technology that will be covered during three days...
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