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CloverETL 4.6 Milestone 2 Released

CloverETL News - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 15:03
CloverETL 4.6 Milestone 2 brings minor UI enhancements and fixes. This release completes the preparation for the 4.6 release planned for June 2017. It extends SalesforceBulkReader with the ability to read deleted records, cleans up some issues in Designer UI, and brings important fixes. Learn more about these new additions by reading the full release notes. About this release: This is a milestone release that we publish as a preview of the upcoming CloverETL 4.6 version. You can expect the ...
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Yes, You Can Pay Off Technical Debt – Even on Mainframes

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 13:30
If you’re in the enviable position of having paid off your student loans, your house, your credit bills and any other debt you might have, you may think you’re debt-free. But if you run legacy software and hardware, there’s a good chance you suffer from technical debt. Here’s what technical debt means and how to pay it off. Put simply, technical debt is any kind of legacy software or hardware that makes you less than 100 percent efficient but that you can’t easily ...
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4 Ways to Use Dark Data

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:09
If you’re like most organizations, you collect a lot of dark data – which means data that you don’t put to work. But your data doesn’t have to stay dark. Keep reading for examples of ways you can put dark data to use by using it to gain new insights. The Sources of Dark Data Before discussing use cases involving dark data, let’s take a quick look at where dark data comes from and why it is so prevalent in many businesses. Infrastructure and business operations generate m...
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The Informatica Story Unfolds

Informatica Blog - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 03:47
At Informatica World this week, we talked about Informatica’s strategy going forward, as well as our new innovative products and services. We also shared our new brand story with the world. This isn’t only about our new logo, but rather, a signal to the market and ourselves that we’re evolving, changing how we define ourselves; how we talk, how we look, how we act, and ultimately, changing how customers experience us. Let’s change perspectives together. For years, we’ve been a leader in all of t...
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Managing Customer Interaction through Data

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 13:30
When you think about managing customer interactions, your mind might first to go to CRM software platforms or ad campaigns. The fact is, however, that data is at the core of customer interaction, no matter which platform you use to achieve those interactions. Defining the Basics To understand how data shapes customer interactions, let’s first get some terms and concepts straight. By interactions, I mean any type of engagement you have with customers. It could be making a sale. It could be...
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Unleash the Disruptive Power of Data

Informatica Blog - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:00
The business world is at a major inflection point due to the disruptive power of data. From smart phones to smart homes, the number of connected devices is exponentially increasing. By 2020, we expect to see 20 billion connected devices, each continually creating new data. The rapid growth of Cloud, Big Data and machine learning technology makes it possible to process and store data like never before. This digital transformation has changed the pace of day-to-day life. In addition, the volume of...
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Journey to Cloud Approach: Cloud-First, Hybrid, and On-Premise Environments

Informatica Blog - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 14:45
Journey to Cloud Digital transformation is a buzzword. But dig beneath the hype and you will find something real— it’s either the business opportunity of a lifetime, or an existential threat. Disrupt, or be disrupted. Digital disruption is about building new business models that leverage data to create new and innovative products and services that lead to a successful Journey to Cloud. What will separate the winners from the losers in the coming years is the ability to build a distinct competenc...
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To Ensure that Your Customers Trust You, You Should Trust Your Data

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 13:22
You don’t need an MBA to know that customer trust is key for a successful business. While there’s no shortage of advice out there about how to build customer trust, here’s one consideration you might overlook: The importance of data quality as the foundation of trust. Why Customer Trust Matters Before discussing how data quality reinforces customer trust, let’s consider exactly why customer trust is so important. Probably the most obvious reason is that if customers don&#...
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Three Things To Consider When Selecting an MDM Implementation Partner

Informatica Blog - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 09:00
“External service providers of master data management (MDM) solutions provide substantial value in helping organizations develop strong foundations for their digital strategies. Data and analytics leaders should use this research to identify and engage with best-fit providers, based on their requirements.” says Gartner on their latest report, called Market Guide for MDM External Service Providers. I highly recommend reading this document if you are looking for an implementation part...
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Tweet Your Way to the Top at Informatica World 2017

Informatica Blog - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 17:34
The Informatica World 2017 Conference is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! In fact, we want the whole WORLD to know. And, if you’re going to be there, we want YOU to tell the world all about it! So, to inspire attendees to share the great news, we’d decided to create three super cool Twitter contests. Informatica World 2017 Twitter Contest 1: “Top Author” To participate in the #INFA17 “Top Author” contest, you must: Be a registered attendee of the Informatica World 2017 c...
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New eBook Available! New Strategies for Database Optimization and NW Management

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 13:30
For years, mainframe professionals have been doing more with less – managing seemingly impossible tasks on a regular basis. While output and performance expectations continue to rise, mainframe resources continue to shrink, reallocated to the squeaky-wheel of distributed computing and Cloud. You’ve probably grown accustomed to doing more with less – but did you know there are new ways to squeeze even more from your mainframe through database optimization? In our new eBook, you’ll discover some ...
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Data Fuels AWS Success at Informatica World 2017

Informatica Blog - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 12:35
Public Cloud is disrupting IT. Enterprises everywhere are looking to deploy their entire IT stack, including data management to public clouds. And AWS is THE public cloud. Recent studies have shown it to be twice as large as its three nearest competitors. To many large enterprises, AWS is the new platform for modern IT. You may very well be planning your journey to AWS, as we speak. And you may very well also be planning your journey to Informatica World 2017, as we speak. If so, this convergenc...
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What Trended at IDUG 2017? Machine Learning, AI, DB2 & Data Analytics!

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 13:30
IDUG 2017 in Anaheim is now in the books, so here’s a wrap-up for you on the important IDUG trends and most interesting bits from the show: Monday’s Forrester Keynote “Forrester’s View on Big Data, Analytics & Open Source” was the Monday keynote and featured Mike Gualtieri, Vice President at Forrester and it was insightful, educational and even had a George Costanza reference or two. Here’s my recap of this excellent keynote: He led with “Customers want to be treated like celebrities!” and t...
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Ultimate Guide for Master Data Management at Informatica World 2017

Informatica Blog - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 09:52
Informatica World 2017, the marquee event for data driven digital disruption is just around the corner. This short blog is designed to give you a line-up of all Master Data Management (MDM) related sessions at a glance. You may use the mobile app, which you can download from the app store, or you can browse the session catalog. Better sign up now, before all seats are taken! Monday, May 15 The MDM Industry Perspective starts 1.45pm with thought leaders from the industry like Holger Mueller and S...
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It’s a Great Time to Be a Data Integration Expert!

Informatica Blog - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 14:50
And, Informatica World 2017 is the place you should be! May 15-18, Moscone West, San Francisco. If you are a PowerCenter expert and an aspiring Data Integration expert, this will be a great chance to really “up your game.” Your organization has never needed your skills more. New transformative business initiatives need to be fueled by data, but are struggling to get the right data, at the right quality level, at the right time. The complexity of data management is only growing. Some quick examp...
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Data Quality and Governance: An Informatica World 2017 Preview

Informatica Blog - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 14:40
Data Quality and Governance: An Informatica World 2017 Preview Here we are. Just a few short days away from Informatica World 2017. If you haven’t registered yet, I encourage you to consider coming out and joining us for the most informative data event that you’ll attend all year. And it’s in the heart of San Francisco! If you have registered, perhaps you’re starting to think about the sessions that you should attend. One of the hottest topics that will be covered this year is around the quality...
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Learn about Integration Hubs at Informatica World 2017

Informatica Blog - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 14:34
  As organizations look to power their digital transformations with data, an increasing number are leveraging Integration Hubs to build organized and efficient data backbones. Hubs are getting renewed attention from market analysts and more and more customers are choosing the hub as the infrastructure to build their business transformations on. Come to Informatica World 2017 in San Francisco to learn more about Informatica’s Integration Hubs. Here is a summary of the sessions and places you...
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Data Quality and GDPR Are Top of Mind at Collibra Data Citizens ’17

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 13:30
Last week, Trillium Software participated and was a sponsor for our partner Collibra at their annual Collibra Data Citizens ’17 conference in Jersey City. There were some key takeaways as to what data governance challenges were front and center with over 350 attendees, and what kinds of related solutions attracted their attention. It’s clear companies from all over the world are embracing data governance processes and technologies, such as Collibra and Collibra Data Governance Center. Talking w...
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Disrupt Yourself or be Uberized

Informatica Blog - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 02:18
As I revisit some of my most recent conversations on digital disruption with automotive and logistics CIOs, it has become apparent to me that they are all working on proposals on how to change their organizations’ business models. Design, test, sell and service a car every 5,000 miles is no longer good enough and orchestrating bespoke transportation services is neither. Per Robert Sanchez, CEO of Ryder (speaker at speaker at InformaticaWorld 2017 in San Francisco this month), these secular trend...
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Hard Disk Storage is Cheaper than Ever: Why Do You Still Use Tape?

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 13:21
Which commodity has for the past several decades, consistently improved in quality while substantially declining in price? If you answered hard disk storage, you’re correct. Storage on hard drives today is much less expensive than it once was, and it performs much better. This means that if your storage strategy dates from a decade ago, it may be time to rethink it. Allow me to reminisce a bit. My first computer, an IBM PS/2 that my grandparents gave me circa 1992, came with a hard disk th...
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