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What is CEP?

In the first of two videos, Scott Fingerhut, senior director of product marketing for CEP at Informatica, simplifies CEP: Complex Event Processing. In this video, he highlights the importance of being proactive. He also talks about how CEP can be applied: proactive monitoring, proactive compliance and customer engagement.

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Data Storage Is So Cheap Its Expensive

The cost for 1GB of magnetic disk storage 20 years ago was $1,000 – now it’s eight cents. 1GB is enough to store about 20 thousand letter-size scanned documents. To store the same number of paper documents would require two four-drawer filing cabinets which would cost about $400. The cost of electronic data storage is five thousand times less than paper storage.

Costs have dropped consistently 40% per year which accounts for the more than 12,000 times reduction in cost since 1992.  The cost for RAID or mainframe disk storage is somewhat greater, but the historical trend for other storage devices has been similar and the forecast for the foreseeable future is that costs will continue to decrease at the same rate. Twenty years from now we will be able to buy one tera-byte of storage for a penny. (more…)

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Remove the Restrictor Plate with High Performance Load Balancing

Similar to the way that a carburetor restrictor plate prevents NASCAR race cars from going as fast as possible by restricting maximum airflow, inefficient messaging middleware prevents IT organizations from processing vital business data as fast as possible.


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Dodd-Frank Legislation and Structured Data Retention

The “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” has recently been passed by the US federal government to regulate financial institutions. Per this legislation, there will be more “watchdog” agencies that will be auditing banks, lending and investment institutions to ensure compliance. As an example, there will be an Office of Financial Research within the Federal Treasury responsible for collecting and analyzing data. This legislation brings with it a higher risk of fines for non-compliance. (more…)

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Informatica 9.1 Supports Best Practices For Agile Data Integration

Informatica supports Agile Data Integration for Agile BI with best practices that encourage good data governance, facilitate business-IT collaboration, promote reuse & flexibility through data virtualization, and enable rapid prototyping and test-driven development.  Organizations that want to successfully adopt Agile Data Integration should standardize on the following best practices and leverage Informatica 9.1 to streamline the data integration process, improve data governance, and provide a flexible data virtualization architecture.

1. The business and IT work efficiently and effectively to translate requirements and specifications into data services (more…)

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Is There Such A Thing As A Data Governance Crystal Ball?

Imagine you have a crystal ball. With it, you can look into the future and see where your business will be next year, whether or not that key project will be a success or failure. You could take corrective actions today that would help ensure that success. Life would be great.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a crystal ball so we have to embark on projects not knowing with any degree of certainty whether they will succeed or fail. Fortunately, we can increase our chances of success by conducting some due diligence which helps uncover otherwise unforeseen twists in the road. All too often, however, the due diligence step is left out and projects more often than not fail. (more…)

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Effective Data Management Strategies for Solvency II Compliance

Recent announcements by the European Parliament to delay Solvency II implementation deadlines to 2014 are in the headlines as European insurers are seen as being ill-prepared for the minimum capital requirements that will be brought in by Solvency II regulation.  A big reason for this stems from the data requirements and challenges companies face to ensure proper regulatory reporting and accurate risk calculations to guarantee compliance.

Complying with Solvency II has the same level of data challenges as did Basel II in the global banking industry as insurers set out to improve how they monitor and measure risk. Many are investing in risk scoring systems, data warehouses, business intelligence, and analytic applications to support their needs. Unfortunately, years of standalone business units, legacy underwriting, policy management, claims, and pricing systems, lack of proper technology to integrate, govern, and share critical data present critical business issues may further delay companies from meeting even these new deadlines. (more…)

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Why Is Reference Data A Big Issue Today?

Karen Hsu shares why reference data is a big issue today and how Informatica helps customers better manage risk and comply with new regulation.

For additional research on reference data trends, see the following report from Aite Group:

Reference Data Acquisition Challenges: Getting it Right From the Start

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Protecting Healthcare Data

Richard Cramer, Chief Healthcare Strategist at Informatica talks about protecting healthcare data in non-production testing environments.


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With MDM, Customer Centricity Also Helps With Customer Privacy Compliance

Organizations considering master data management (MDM) to support customer centricity often focus on how MDM can help them attract and retain customers and drive revenue through a complete customer view. They also assess the productivity gains of sparing sales and service teams from hunting for customer data in disparate applications.

It’s important to consider another effect that MDM can have on your organization—enabling compliance with current and future consumer privacy regulations. (more…)

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