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Big Data’s Hidden Sources: Where to Find Big Data

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:30
Big Data is all around you – including places where you may not think to look. Is your organization missing out on hidden data sets that can drive analytics and insight? Read on to review four Big Data sources you might be overlooking. Some Big Data sources are obvious. Software log files, databases that house customer records and the like are designed for the specific purpose of collecting and storing data. As a result, these are the places where organizations first tend to look when they seek ...
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How MIMIX and High Availability Bred True Love

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 13:30
MIMIX delivers high availability. Can it also deliver true love? For one couple, it did. Here’s how. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Syncsort recently learned about the story of Beth Mullen and Jim Hoffer. It goes like this… Kim Meets Beth In the late 1980s – back when the first generation of IBM iSeries hardware had just hit the market – Kim McCue, a programming consultant, met Beth, who was working at Merchant Express at the time. Kim and Beth launched a professional and pe...
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Webcast: 2018 Big Data Trends: Liberate, Integrate, and Trust Your Data

Syncsort Blog - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 13:30
If you happened to miss our recent webcast, “2018 Big Data Trends: Liberate, Integrate, and Trust Your Data,” it’s now available to view on demand. Each year we send out a survey to find out what’s most important to people running Hadoop or Spark programs. This year almost 200 professionals from a variety of roles weighed in and let us know what matters to them in the world of big data. Our webcast, led by Paige Roberts, explores those results and dives into the top 5 big data trends to watch f...
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Choose Informatica Cloud Test Data Management for your Salesforce Security Model

Informatica Blog - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:00
Are you struggling to populate test data and mask sensitive data in Salesforce Sandboxes? Let’s experience Informatica Cloud Test Data Management As we all know, the world is now moving to Cloud. It’s simply because cloud computing increases efficiency, helps improve cash flow and offers a plethora of benefits. You can rely on cloud computing to solve the challenges faced by small businesses, whether you’re firing off emails on the move or using a bunch of apps to help you manage your workload....
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When Humans Fumble, HA/DR Recovers

Syncsort Blog - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 13:30
Vision Solutions, which recently merged with Syncsort, has been in the business of high availability and disaster recovery for more than two decades. The article below about the value of HA/DR solutions originally appeared on their blog. Last year, an IT failure threw a major airline carrier into chaos, as flight cancellations affected hundreds of thousands of customers and caused the airline to suffer an embarrassing PR nightmare. Systems and operations have since recovered, but the lessons lea...
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What Do Hackers Really Want to Do With Your Data?

Syncsort Blog - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 13:30
You know hackers want to steal your data. But do you know why? This article explains. Understanding hackers’ motives is important for developing strong data protection strategies. If you don’t know exactly why attackers want to steal your data, it’s difficult to plan effective measures for stopping them. Inside the Minds of Hackers: A List of Motivations Following is a list of the most common motives for data theft today, along with tips on how to prevent various types of attac...
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Data democratization: finally living up to the name

Syncsort Blog - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 13:30
Editor’s note: This article on data democratization written by Syncsort’s Harald Smith was originally published on InfoWorld. Data democratization is the idea that digital information should be accessible and understandable to the average end user as a basis for decision-making. Data democratization has been promoted as a competitive advantage in the global economy and a desirable, egalitarian end-state where all decisions are data-driven. But has this been the reality? In practice, I’ve f...
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Making Cloud Promises that You Can Deliver

Informatica Blog - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 18:45
Last year, we considered the grand sweep of the “journey to cloud,” from the high-level vision to the detailed roadmap. In between, we discussed the effort to align IT and business goals, and the challenges of winning support and staying the course. I’d like to start 2018 by drilling down into some of the specific challenges that arise as my team and I help Informatica clients with their evolution to cloud technologies. Here’s one I’ve seen again and again: The overpromise. Too often, IT leaders...
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Big Data Use Cases to Watch in 2018

Syncsort Blog - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 13:30
Big Data is already a big deal. It is poised to become an even bigger deal in 2018, as Big Data is applied on a larger scale of use cases, from driverless cars to IoT. 2018 Big Data Use Cases: Not Exactly New, But Growing Fast Many of the Big Data use cases described below are not totally new. Over the coming year, however, they are in a position to grow and become more important as organizations look for new ways to leverage data. 1. Driverless Cars When you take a human driver out of a car, y...
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