Tag Archives: Efficiency
See how Informatica collaborated with PG&E to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from Informatica’s data center. We installed three electric vehicle charging ports, decreased Informatica’s impact on landfills by roughly 75%, and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 38,000 lbs per year, all without negatively impacting Informatica’s data integration services.
Lean Data Management is a new approach to managing your data growth. It uses the “Lean” concept that originated with Toyota car manufacturing in the 1990’s. The “Lean” concept is based on maximizing efficiency, eliminating waste and providing more value to the customer. (See Informatica’s lean integration solutions as well as John Schmidt’s 10Weeks to Lean Integration blog series.)
As technology has evolved, industries consolidated, and corporations have grown, these organizations are faced with explosive data volumes called “Big Data”. Big Data is all the different types of data that are supported by IT organizations. Applying the “Lean” concept to managing application data will help you reduce the size of your Big Data by archiving live production databases, subsetting non-production databases and archiving/retiring legacy and redundant applications. Informatica’s Lean Data Management approach to reducing Big Data is an effective, comprehensive approach to addressing the challenges created by Big Data. It’s time to Make Big Data Small with Lean Data Management.
Here are the top 5 benefits for Making Big Data Small: (more…)
In my last post I talked about airlines becoming more efficient (or not) and I started thinking about how everything today is about efficiency – not a bad thing when you consider the growth of data volumes we’re seeing everywhere (go to YouTube and search “exponential times” – some interesting videos). Efficiency is necessary for scale, but also efficiency is about better use of resources (think Green). (more…)
Nicholas Carr said “Scarcity, not ubiquity, makes a business resource truly strategic.” His infamous paper IT Doesn’t Matter(1) makes the point that since everyone can buy the same information technology, it is a commodity and therefore doesn’t matter from a strategic perspective. But Carr missed a key point – deriving value from information is not just about technology, it is about how effectively an organization uses the technology. It’s easy to buy technology; it’s more rare to find organizations that are able to apply it effectively. Those that do, have a distinct competitive advantage. (more…)