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The Rise of Big Data Engineering in 2020: Cloud, AI & Analytics Success

What is data engineering? Data engineering enables data users across the enterprise with clean, quality data they can trust, so they can drive better business insights and actions. Data engineering is the result of technology disruption in what we used to call big data. Overall, the industry is moving toward data management environments that deliver... more

Introducing the Intelligent Data Migration Assessment for Modernizing Your EDWs to Amazon Redshift

There’s a great deal of momentum in the industry to modernize traditional on-premises enterprise data warehouse (EDWs) and move into the cloud. Yet, these traditional EDWs have been the lifeblood of enterprise analytics for several decades, and during this time, they have grown, transformed, and taken on use cases they were never originally designed for.... more

What’s New With Informatica, AWS, and re:Invent

Seven years ago, Amazon Web Services held the first re:Invent in Las Vegas. I remember it well – I was there as a speaker, talking about the first big data products Informatica had released dealing with hierarchical data processing at scale. I can’t overstate how significantly things have changed since then – for Informatica, for... more

Avoiding the Toothless Tiger Syndrome with the Federal Data Strategy

While engaging with multiple US Government agencies at our recent Informatica World Tour in Washington, DC, two things were made abundantly clear; data leaders have come a long way in beginning to leverage data as a strategic asset, but many also have a long way to go and face several strategic barriers which I’ll discuss.... more

Data Lake Governance, the Data Marketplace, and the Never-Ending Quest to Exceed Data and Analytics Goals

Recently, I read an insightful report from McKinsey and Company titled, “Catch them if you can: How leaders in data and analytics have pulled ahead.” From the title alone, I was hooked. Throughout the world at various data quality and governance centric events, I engage with data governance professionals that struggle with this very idea:... more

Top 5 Best Practices for a Successful Hybrid Cloud Strategy with Google Cloud

Every CIO of a large enterprise is thinking about their cloud strategy. Even if they are not moving to the cloud right now, they are most certainly planning for it at some time. Sometimes, it’s simply not feasible nor realistic for an enterprise to move everything to the cloud immediately and retire their existing infrastructure.... more

Operationalizing Data Lake Privacy Governance for Value Creation

How today’s businesses are gaining new customer insights through analytics while meeting the growing challenge of modern privacy mandates A global footwear manufacturer was recently in the news over a shoe design controversy that polarized consumers between patriotism and social justice activism. When jumping into the debate, a common conclusion is often, “Hey, they KNOW... more

8 Best Practices for Cloud Master Data Management

Cloud computing has gained a lot of attention in the last decade since Amazon Web Services (AWS) first launched in 2006. Amazon has been the undisputed leader in the fundamental shift in the delivery of products and services to end customers ever since, but its dominance is now being challenged by an aggressive push by... more