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Accelerate Regulatory Compliance with Informatica

Informatica Blog - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 16:45
The 2007-2008 global financial crisis led to multiple regulations created to protect citizens, banks and the economy itself. Dodd-Frank, Markets in Financial Instrument Directive (MiFID) II, BCBS 239 etc. all define numerous principles, guidelines and imperatives that need to be complied with, sometimes at very high costs. But even after spending millions of dollars there remains a lot to be done, especially to accelerate regulatory compliance. A case in point is BCBS 239. It consists of 14 pri...
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Big Data Context: Targeting Relevant Data that’s Fit for Purpose

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 14:55
During the Enterprise Data World conference last week, it was clear that many organizations are wrestling with the rapid changes in information management and governance necessitated, and many are assessing where they are in this process, even questioning “where to start?” Insights on #EDW17 from @HaraldSmith1 – Business’s critical need for #BigData contextClick To Tweet Understanding Big Data Context to Find Relevant Data William McKnight of McKnight Associates noted i...
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Expert Interview (Part 2): Avishai Sharon’s Tips and Best Practices for Data-Driven Marketing

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 04/15/2017 - 13:30
In Part 1 of this interview, Avishai Sharon discussed the value of marketing personalization. In today’s post, he shares his expertise in content marketing to provide tips and best practices for driving results with data-driven marketing. What are the most common mistakes or oversights you see brands making with their content marketing? What is the fallout of these mistakes? Here are some mistakes we are coming across and some that admittedly, we also do ourselves: Not having clear goals ...
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Receive Expert Data Security Guidance at Informatica World 2017

Informatica Blog - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 14:15
The dynamic world of hybrid computing creates tremendous opportunity for organizations to share, analyze and monetize their data. Unleashing the wealth of information in vast data stores provides competitive advantage and the ability to forge satisfied and loyal customers. And the new uses and applications for data mean a continuously expanding landscape of users and data stores and the growth and proliferation of the data itself. Static data stores and perimeters have vanished, replaced by env...
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What’s Trending in Mainframe: Emerging IT Strategies from World-Class Organizations

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 13:30
Last week, in “What’s Trending in Big Iron to Big Data,” we looked at two key trends that were predicted in our “State of the Mainframe” survey that are proving to be current Big Data analytics initiatives for customers. Now, let’s look at three additional predicted mainframe trends that are tracking as IT strategies at many of the world’s leading companies. Trend 1 — Security and Compliance Mandates will be Key Drivers for Technology Evaluations and Purchases The survey shows that reducin...
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CloverETL 4.6 Milestone 1 Released

CloverETL News - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 12:33
CloverETL 4.6 Milestone 1 brings automatic debugging on edges, Server Console improvements and an interactive tutorial In CloverETL 4.6 Milestone 1, we're making the development of transformations much more streamlined by removing the need to turn on the "debug" mode on edges. By default, all edges now collect the first thousand records (or 1MB) of the data automatically. Additionally we're improving the user experience by adding more detailed information to Event Listeners. We've also incre...
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Expert Interview (Part 1): Avishai Sharon of TrenDemon on the Value of Marketing Personalization

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 13:30
Avishai Sharon is CEO at TrenDemon, a content marketing attribution solution with over 16 years of experience in building digital products.  TrenDemon is the world’s leading autonomous content marketing attribution solution, helping marketers better understand the impact of their marketing efforts on their revenue, as well as automatically increasing leads from their content via marketing personalization in real time. We recently asked Avishai for his insight on data-driven marketing. Here’...
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Why Data Quality is Essential for Real-Time Fraud Detection

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 13:30
Which weapons do you store in your fraud-detection arsenal? If data-quality tools aren’t among them, then you’re not doing all you can to catch and disrupt fraudulent transactions.  Here’s why data quality is essential for fraud detection. Data quality – which means the art and science of identifying and fixing inaccurate, missing or misleading information within a body of information – is important for many reasons. It ensures consistency. It helps you catch false positives or...
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Big Data and DevOps

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 16:01
If you work with Big Data, you might not think DevOps has much to do with you – and vice versa. But you’d be wrong. Here’s why Big Data and DevOps make sense together. What is DevOps? You’ve probably heard of Big Data and data analytics – especially if you’re reading this blog. But if you work in the world of data, you might be only vaguely or not at all familiar with DevOps. So, here’s a quick definition: DevOps is a philosophy of software development and delivery that emphasizes co...
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New Videos: Choose Your Own Webcast Adventure in Mainframe, Data Quality and Big Data

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 13:30
March was a busy event month. Besides attending live events such as Gartner Data Summit, Splunk Global Partners Summit, SHARE and Strata + Hadoop World, our expert staff also hosted a slew of virtual webcast events. Our webcasts from this past month covered broad topics like the current state of the mainframe and machine learning, as well as customer education call featuring product deep dives of DMX, DMX-h, MFX and Trillium Precise. We’ve got 5 new #webcasts covering #mainframe, #bigdata...
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12 New Ways to Grow Your Master Data Management Skills

Informatica Blog - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 22:00
Informatica World is a unique place to gain knowledge around all things data. In my recent post, I shared key reasons why I’m looking forward to Informatica World 2017. One of these reasons is the chance to learn new Master Data Management skills. Increasing your Master Data Management skills can help your company get ahead, as well as make a crucial difference in your personal career options. With that in mind, here are some things you can do at Informatica World 2017 to increase your Mas...
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Informatica Cloud Spring 2017: iPaaS for any Use Case, User and Data Source

Informatica Blog - Fri, 04/07/2017 - 16:15
Today, we are excited to announce Informatica Cloud Spring 2017 release. This release expands Informatica’s leadership as a leading Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) vendor, by includinga wide variety of new and enhanced capabilities across the entire platform. The suite of offerings support high performing Cloud Data Warehouse use cases and increased developer productivity with robust API and Application Integration solutions. In addition, the release supports broad connectivity to many...
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What’s Trending in Big Iron to Big Data, Part 1: The Rise of Mainframe Data and Data Movement Technologies

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 13:30
This blog updates the article, “5 Big Iron to Big Data Trends to Watch” which appeared in Issue 1 (February 2017) of Enterprise Executive Magazine. The mainframe’s longevity is no longer in question, but its role going forward may be very different. There is industry consensus, supported by numerous surveys and statistics, that the mainframe will continue to play a major role in enterprise infrastructure strategies – particularly in large corporations – for years to come. It’s also clear that th...
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Big Data: Moving from Technology to Business Value Delivery

Informatica Blog - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 17:27
Absolutely nobody disputes the potential value of big data. It provides an economic way to ask new analytics questions that we were never able to ask before. And that is possible because we are able to combine new, large, and widely disparate data sets in ways that were never economically possible before. The challenge people are now facing is that it getting harder and harder to show business value. Getting to Business Value There is an amazing amount of innovation going on around big data tech...
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Making Marketing Development Funds Work for You

Informatica Blog - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 16:45
We at Informatica greatly value the partnerships we have with you. We believe that in addition to creating great products, services, and solutions, we must follow the old adage “You have to spend money, to make money!” Whether it’s your money, our money or some combination, making an investment in marketing programs and activities to generate new leads and pipeline is essential to sustained growth in your respective markets. That is why we are committed to making marketing development fund...
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How GDPR Makes Marketing Sense – Embrace It!

Informatica Blog - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 15:56
In my last blog I put my case forward for investment in GDPR compliance, but didn’t explore what I believe may turn out to be the most interesting aspect of GDPR. Of course, “the most interesting” is personal preference. There are many out there who are fascinated by data protection, including Informatica’s Data Security Team, who are turning their fascination into award winning data security products. However, my interest lies in how data is used to empower consumers and improve their experienc...
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Expert Interview: Peter Szanto of SpringTab on Using Social Data to Create Unique Customer Experiences

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 13:30
Peter Szanto, founder of SpringTab, helps companies like Time-Warner and MasterCard create great digital experiences. He was featured in Forbes Magazine 30U30 and gave a TEDx Talk – a life-long bucket list dream. We recently asked Peter for his insight on how businesses should be using social data to improve customer user experiences. Here’s what he shared: SpringTab founder @SzantoPeter shares how using #SocialData can create unique customer UX.Click To Tweet Can you tell us about the m...
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Artificial Intelligence Runs on Data, and More is Better

Informatica Blog - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 20:30
The artificial intelligence revolution is gaining critical mass within organizations. A new survey of 835 executives across the globe by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) finds some 84% are using some amount of AI technology today in their businesses. Areas being touched – or soon to be touched — by AI include IT, sales, marketing, customer service, finance, strategic planning, corporate development, and HR. Before executives begin to bet their businesses on AI, however, they’re going to hav...
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Metadata Management that Scales: Dealing with Big Metadata

Informatica Blog - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 16:31
A Big Metadata Problem “We have 20,000+ known databases in our IT environment, with no idea what is in them”. This was how a meeting with a large enterprise customer started back in 2015. The newly minted CDO of the company was taking stock, only realizing now the enormity of the problem. “Our data analysts don’t know which data resides in which database. Frankly, we don’t either.” Interesting! “We don’t know which of these databases contain sensitive data lik...
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Customer 360 and the Data Integration Paradox

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 13:30
The more customer information you have, the better you can understand your customers and achieve “Customer 360.” But there’s a catch, which is that more data means more complexity – especially with mainframes in the mix. How do you cope? Keep reading to find out. What is Customer 360? Customer 360 is a concept that emphasizes the importance of knowing your customers from every angle. It means gathering as much data as you can about your customers’ preferences, purchasing...
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