Kin Cheung

Kin Cheung

Integrating Social Media with Enterprise Data

While watching a television re-run of House MD a few weeks ago, there was an American Express commercial featuring Tweets from customers who have made purchases with their reward program points.  American Express has taken ‘listening’ to social media data to the next level and is using it to its own advantage.  By giving their customers a forum to Tweet their experiences through socialcurrency.com, they are taking the social media era by storm. (more…)

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Posted in Big Data, Data Integration, Data Integration Platform, Data Warehousing, Enterprise Data Management, Informatica 9.1 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Mainframe, or Not to Mainframe?

You may think of the mainframe as a thing of the past. Stop. People have been predicting its death for years; there are plenty of old articles about the demise of the mainframe. But reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. The mainframe is more like the Matrix, where it was called The Source. A quick search on the percentage of enterprise data on the mainframe will give you results citing 70 percent of enterprise data still reside on the mainframe. The reality is mainframes are still here and powering the global economy. (more…)

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Dear Santa…

Back in the good ol’ days, Santa Claus received letters and post cards from children all over the world.  When telephones and faxes became commonplace, they were also used to contact Santa.  In addition to those traditional methods, children today can also use the internet to send emails, Twitter, Facebook and even LinkedIn to notify Santa of their wish list. (more…)

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What is Change Data Capture? Something Business and IT Both Agree on for Mainframe Data Integration

A few days ago, I got a text message from a friend telling me that my favorite company’s stock price was suddenly tanking and that I should dump my holding.  So I went to the news portal to get a stock quote and see where the stock price happens to be. I found that the stock didn’t move much at all.  Thinking that it might’ve been a prank text message, I ignored it.  To my dismay, the stock quote I saw was delayed by 20 minutes and the decline wasn’t yet reflected in the news portal. (more…)

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