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HIMSS18 Themes to Know: Data Governance, Data Catalogs, Big Vision Strategy and Digital Transformation

Informatica Blog - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 19:15
Discussions were all about big-vision strategy and data-driven digital transformation. I’ve just returned from HIMSS18, and as always, it was a fantastic event. It usually takes me a a few weeks to recover and to fully digest all that occurred. For Informatica, I believe it was our eleventh HIMSS as exhibitor. In our years of experience, we have never seen a HIMSS where data and getting value and insights from data was more front-and-center than it was this year. As the leader in Enterprise Clou...
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Expert Interview (Part 1): Roni Fontaine on Hortonworks and the Changing Landscape of Data

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:30
At the recent Strata San Jose Conference, Paige Roberts of Syncsort sat down to speak with Roni Fontaine, Director of Product Marketing at Hortonworks. In the first of our two-part interview, Fontaine speaks about what’s new at Hortonworks as well as the ever-changing landscape of data. Roberts:  Can you introduce yourself for our readers. Fontaine:  Hi, I’m Roni Fontaine. I’m a director of product marketing at Hortonworks and I handle our HDP, our Cloud, and our IBM Db2 Big SQL solutions for t...
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New eBook! The Ultimate Guide to Mainframe Machine Data

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 04/07/2018 - 13:30
Mainframe logs and data sources can provide a wealth of information about the operational health of your system while shedding light on potential security concerns. Syncsort’s latest eBook, The Ultimate Guide to Mainframe Machine Data, takes a look at the different data sources and how they can be used to best benefit your organization. Companies are looking to incorporate mainframe logs into their analytics processes to get a bigger and more complete picture of what’s happening in their ...
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6 Reasons Your Data May Become Unavailable

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 13:30
What stands in the way of high availability and your data? Keep reading for a list of common reasons why data may become unavailable. Highly available data means data that is accessible virtually without interruption. To be fully accessible, your data needs to be reachable in the sense that the infrastructure and software hosting it runs constantly. Highly accessible data is also high quality data that you can work with readily. Any problem that disrupts either of these two pillars of data avail...
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PowerCenter Users Can Now See The Light (Through Operational Insights)

Informatica Blog - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 19:15
Empower Your PowerCenter Operations With “Operational Insights” Informatica PowerCenter “power users” have asked for improved ability to gain the operational insights necessary for managing multiple PowerCenter Data Centers – asset discovery, determining shared system usage (for ROI calculations), and advanced analytical insight for capacity planning and scheduling of distributed workflow runs (to optimize performance). Most users traditionally addressed these needs through a combina...
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Expert Interview (Part 3): Joey Echeverria on the Latest With Splunk, Spark, and Flink

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:30
At the recent Data Day in Texas, Paige Roberts of Syncsort caught up with Joey Echeverria, an architect at Splunk, and author of O’Reilly book, Hadoop Security. In part one of the blog series, Roberts and Echeverria discussed some common Hadoop security methods. Part two focused on more detail regarding different methods of fine-grained security when dealing with Hadoop. In the final installment, Echeverria describes what the latest developments are with Splunk, as well as the differences betwee...
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Not Quite, Murder on the Orient Express

Informatica Blog - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 00:00
It does not take murder and a bunch of Hollywood A-listers to excite us here at Informatica. Providing safe passage, a smooth and profitable ride on rails still does though. If you work for a railway or your organization has USD276 million a year to maintain all your physical assets, would you like to know how to boost on-time performance, safety and save a third of your annual maintenance budget using cutting edge data management techniques? If so, buy a ticket to this matinee right now. Well, ...
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Expert Interview (Part 2): Joey Echeverria on Alternate Methods of Hadoop Security

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 13:30
At the recent Data Day in Texas, Paige Roberts of Syncsort caught up with Joey Echeverria, an architect at Splunk, and author of the O’Reilly book, Hadoop Security. In part one of this blog series, Roberts and Echeverria discussed the common Hadoop security methods. As we return for part two, Echeverria goes more into detail regarding different methods of security when dealing with Hadoop. Roberts: Have you seen some of the interaction between Atlas and Ranger to work on the authorization, wher...
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The CIO Reading List: Start with Why

Informatica Blog - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 19:15
“We don’t want to come to work to build a wall, we want to come to work to build a cathedral.” —Simon Sinek, Start with Why CIOs can’t succeed unless they can communicate. Whether we’re convincing our C-level colleagues to support complex, cross-functional programs, persuading our staff that our strategy will enable their success, or proving to customers that we can relate to and help solve their biggest challenges, it’s the CIO’s job to convince people to take huge leaps...
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Expert Interview (Part 1): Joey Echeverria on Some Common Hadoop Security Methods

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:30
At the recent Data Day Texas, Paige Roberts of Syncsort caught up with Joey Echeverria, an architect at Splunk, and author of O’Reilly book, Hadoop Security. In the first of this three-part blog, Roberts and Echeverria discuss some common Hadoop security methods, and why they’re so desperately needed. Paige: Let’s start with an introduction. Tell us about yourself. Joey: My name is Joey Echeverria. I’m an architect at Splunk, working on stream processing. And I’m also the author of Hadoop Securi...
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What You Need to Know About Tracing Transactions From Mobile to Mainframe

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 13:30
Having visibility of key, up-to-date metrics from the elements within a system is incredibly valuable, but difficult to achieve without the right tooling. Syncsort’s new eBook, “What You Need to Know About Tracing Transactions From Mobile to Mainframe,” takes a look at which tools best prepare you in the case of an emergency. The situation in which a system goes down can be detrimental to an organization and the damage can vary greatly by how quick the downtime is resolved. Wi...
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Where Will Mainframes be in Ten Years?

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 13:30
How will the mainframe industry change over the next decade? Will mainframes even still be around? The short answers to those questions are  “a lot” and  “almost certainly.” Keep reading for the longer take. The Future of Mainframes While predicting the future is always risky business, it’s easy enough to look at current trends in the mainframe industry and extrapolate on them to understand how mainframes might change over the next ten years. Key observations in th...
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DevOps for Data

Informatica Blog - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 19:15
InformationWeek’s Lisa Morgan just made the call – data specialists need to get some DevOps religion. DevOps, which is attaining almost religious status within many technology-driven organizations, is about one simple yet effective idea: it’s better to have consistent cadence of deliverables moving through the pipeline, versus unpredictable spurts of development. Developers, known to work crazy hours on crazy schedules, are encouraged to work closely with operations teams, known for their discip...
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A New Brand: Reflecting the Present, Preparing for the Future

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 13:30
Over the last couple years, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing first hand the remarkable transformation taking place at Syncsort. In that time, we have tripled our revenue, more than doubled the number of talented employees, and established a definitive leadership position in a segment of the data management software market that we call Big Iron to Big Data. Today, we proudly talk about our more than 7,000 customers, our deep engineering & product relationships with leading next-generation...
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Continuous Data Quality: What It Means and Why You Need It

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 13:30
Achieving data quality is not enough to maximize the value of big data operations. In order to make the very most of big data, your data quality should be continuous. Here’s what continuous data quality means, and how to achieve it. What Is Data Quality? Data quality refers to the ability of a given set of data to fulfill an intended purpose. Without data quality, the information that you attempt to use to drive business value will fall short of enabling the insights you seek. Problems like miss...
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