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New eBook Available! ITOA for Enterprises

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 04/29/2017 - 13:30
We all know that data has become a critical asset. More and more organizations are tapping into Big Data analytics to make more informed business decisions. But beyond customer intel, there is an additional source of valuable information in the raw data generated by IT systems like servers, mainframes, and databases. Our new eBook covers the value of ITOA for enterprises. Unfortunately, ITOA, or IT operations analytics, can be difficult to achieve. Machine data is unstructured, sequential, and ...
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4 Crucial Capabilities for Consumer Engagement Success

Informatica Blog - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:34
Crucial Capabilities for Consumer Engagement A battle is raging in the consumer goods and retail world for our hearts, minds, loyalty, clicks and ultimately hard earned cash.  Consumer or customer engagement programs regularly feature in the most strategic programs in consumer goods and retail organisations.  A quick glance at my ‘noise’ email account[i] shows how many companies are participating – but largely failing – in the scramble to grab my attention.  Unfortunately for marketers, the res...
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Extending PowerCenter to Cloud with Amazon Redshift

Informatica Blog - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:29
Register for Webinar on May 2, 2017 Are you a PowerCenter user interested in an Amazon Redshift data warehouse?  Or perhaps you have already started working on a new POC (Proof of Concept) for Amazon Redshift?  If so, you are not alone! And we’d like to help you out! Many of Informatica’s PowerCenter customers are exploring ways to leverage their long-standing investment in PowerCenter by harnessing the power of cloud data warehousing with Amazon Redshift.  We are seeing several typical adoption...
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4 Ways to Grow Your Data Archive Skills at Informatica World 2017

Informatica Blog - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:00
Are you responsible for data archives at your organization, and wondering if you should attend Informatica World 2017. If so, here are key questions to ask yourself: Are there a lot of legacy applications in your IT portfolio? Are you looking to free up some of your IT budget, in order to fund new innovations? Have you already procured Informatica Data Archive, and interested in what is new within the product? If your answer is yes to any of the questions above, read further to learn about the...
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New Ways to Grow Your Salesforce Data Archiving Skills

Informatica Blog - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:30
Do I need to manage data growth of SaaS applications? Absolutely! Companies of all sizes have been migrating their applications to the cloud, as we all know. Salesforce has been the mammoth player for more than a decade and the journey is continuing to expand: Workday for Human Resources, Coupa for Spending Management, Concur for Travel & Expenses. This journey means that the IT department is not in charge of managing servers and their Gigabyte memories and CPUs, or dealing with storage ve...
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IDUG Tech Conference 2017 – Anaheim Preview

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 13:27
It’s been almost a whole year since Austin, Texas hosted IDUG 2016 and there’s “much to know before you go” to the IDUG Tech Conference 2017 in Anaheim, so here’s a preview for you! Going to #IDUG 2017? Check out these 5 Things Not to Miss while you’re in Anaheim!Click To Tweet Forrester Keynote Monday’s Keynote, “Forrester’s View on Big Data, Analytics & Open Source” features Mike Gualtieri, Vice President at Forrester and is one I’m looking forward to this year. It will be followed...
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Grow Your Test Data Management Skills at Informatica World 2017

Informatica Blog - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:00
Are you responsible for Test Data Management at your organization, and wondering if you should attend Informatica World 2017. If so, here are key questions to ask yourself: Are you looking at automating generation & management of test data as part of your DevOps test strategy? Are you looking at reducing your testing cycle times as part of our agile DevOps strategy? Are you an existing customer on Test Data Management, Persistent Data Management, Test Data Warehouse or Test Data Generation?...
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Expert Interview (Part 2): Roi Avinoam Re-Imagines Data Management

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 13:30
In Part 1, Roi discussed the future of Big Data management and how machine learning and natural language can be leveraged. Here in Part 2, he provides insights on re-imagining the way businesses manage data, data management challenges and how to grapple with them by building a data-driven culture. How are you re-imagining the way businesses manage data? The way businesses manage their data has weirdly taken a very different path than how they manage other aspects of their engineering tasks. When...
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Expert Interview (Part 1): Roi Avinoam of on the Future of Big Data Management

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 13:30’s CTO and co-founder, Roi Avinoam, is an experienced software technologist who is passionate about all things data. We recently checked in with Roi to get some of his insight on the world of Big Data. Here’s what he shared including some timely perspective how machine learning and natural language can be used in Big Data management. Tell us about the mission behind How are you hoping to impact the world of Big Data? The Big Data space is wonderfully complex and...
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Data Integration 10.2 Webinar – PowerCenter, Enterprise Information Catalog

Informatica Blog - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:47
Today’s organizations are continuously innovating to drive business transformation. And, it is a journey. The most successful journeys have one thing in common—they’re designed to maximize the value of the enterprise’s data, whether it is a journey to the cloud or big data or self-service analytics. Data Integration 10.2 will give you an insight into one such journey. How do you continuously innovate and maximize the value of your enterprise’s data, while leveraging your existing skills and res...
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How Investing in Data Quality Saves You Money

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 13:30
You know that data quality helps your data analysts perform their jobs better and can smooth the transfer of data across your organization. But data quality is crucial for another reason: It translates directly to cold, hard cash. Here’s how increase your data quality return on investment… When it comes to big data, you may think of expensive storage infrastructure and sophisticated platforms like Hadoop as the most significant places to invest your money. But while it’s true that you sho...
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Blog Update: How Are Companies Using Hadoop?

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 13:30
It’s no secret that Hadoop is popular, and our readers have shown that they’re interested to hear the latest on all things Hadoop. On the heels of our annual Hadoop Survey, we recently updated a blog post originally published in 2015, titled “Who Is Using Hadoop? And What Are They Using It For?” The revised post provides a more accurate look at companies using Hadoop today and what business challenges they are tackling with this Big Data tool. What Are Companies Using Had...
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Informatica Celebrates 10 Years of Cloud Integration

Informatica Blog - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:00
The Informatica team is very excited to celebrate the 10th birthday of Informatica Cloud. During the past decade, we’ve worked very hard and have had a relentless focus execution to achieve a singular mission – to help our customers bridge the cloud and on-premise worlds seamlessly. To mark this milestone, let’s drive down memory lane and reminisce about some of the great cloud achievements and milestones we have hit. There is no better person to do this with than Informatica’s Ron L...
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Expert Interview (Part 3): Livy and Spot are Apache Spark and Cyber Security Projects, Not the Names of Sean Anderson’s Dogs

Syncsort Blog - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:30
Shortly after Strata in New York last year, Syncsort Big Data Product Manager, Paige Roberts, caught up with Sean Anderson, who is in charge of product marketing for data science and engineering at Cloudera. In earlier parts of this interview series, he provided a lot of information on Spark 2.0 new features and improvements including, Spark on the Cloud, and Spark Structured Streaming. In this third and final portion of the interview, Sean Anderson dug into two new projects, Apache Livy and Apa...
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The DevOps Revolution and Mainframe Careers

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 13:30
If you want to succeed in your IT career today, you need to know (or at least have an understanding of) DevOps. Where do mainframe skills fit into that picture? Find out in this post about mainframe careers in the age of DevOps. Mainframe careers are evolving, in part due to the DevOps revolution. Defining DevOps Briefly summarized, DevOps is an approach to software and computing that emphasizes constant collaboration between all parts of the IT organization. The term emphasizes especially the ...
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Get Can’t-Miss Insights on Digital Transformation with MDM at Informatica World 2017

Informatica Blog - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:33
Companies are modernizing the way they do business to compete in a digital world. Virtually every business, in every industry, is in some stage of digital transformation. By the end of 2017, digital transformation will be the central strategy in at least two-thirds of Global 2000 companies, according to an IDC study. And none will find the path forward obvious or easy. At Informatica we find ourselves at the center of digital transformation strategy as we help our customers navigate and solve cr...
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How AmerisourceBergen Tamed M&A-Related Data Fragmentation

Informatica Blog - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 17:15
We want to be One ABC to our business partners. To be successful, we’re building a data foundation with Informatica so our partners can do business with us more easily. It’s helping us to look at our business interactions holistically across our customers with 99% accuracy. Peter Stormer, Director of Data Management, AmerisourceBergen Corporation Mergers and acquisitions wreak havoc on data traceability and trust leading to data fragmentation and ultimately impacting your customer relationships....
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Expert Interview (Part 2): Sean Anderson Talks about Spark Structured Streaming and Cloud Support

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 13:30
In Part 1, Cloudera’s Sean Anderson (@SeanAndersonBD), summarized what’s new in Spark 2.0. In Part 2, he talks more about new features for Spark Structured Streaming, including how unified APIs simplify support for streaming and batch workloads, and support for Spark in the Cloud. In Spark 2.0, the ecosystem combined the functional API’s and now you have a unified API for both batch and streaming jobs. It’s pretty nice to not have to use different interfaces to achieve this. There’s still native...
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Critical Capabilities for Detecting Insider Threats and Protecting Sensitive Data

Informatica Blog - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:45
Sensitive data is at the heart of all data breaches and protecting it is among most organizations’ top priorities. But why is protecting the data crown jewels so difficult? Firstly, regardless of controls on how data is exchanged among organizations and countries, data spread is unavoidable. Having visibility to the spread is a first order problem before you can protect it and detect potential threats. The big challenges that organizations must first solve to protect sensitive data are: Lack o...
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Expert Interview (Part 1): Sean Anderson Talks about What’s New and Cool in Spark 2.0

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:30
Shortly after Strata in New York last year, Syncsort Big Data Product Manager, Paige Roberts, caught up with Sean Anderson (@SeanAndersonBD), who is in charge of product marketing for data science and engineering at Cloudera. In this first part of the interview, he provided a lot of information on Spark 2.0 new features and improvements, Spark on the Cloud, and Structured Streaming. Find out what’s new with Spark 2.0 from @SeanAndersonBD of @Cloudera #DataScienceClick To Tweet Paige Robe...
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