Topic "Big Data"

A New World Order: From Debits and Credits to Policies and Catalogs

When medieval Europe moved towards a monetary economy it became necessary for merchants to account for multiple transactions financed by bank loans. In 1494 Luca Pacioli a Franciscan monk conveniently published the first known work on double entry bookkeeping. This simple concept of debits and credits has been the mechanism behind the financial systems that... more

Big Data Management is Cloud Ready at Informatica World 2018

Sometimes people lose sight of the “why” of big data. It’s all about delivering actionable insights that will give your organization a leg up on your competition. This can be by creating new sources of revenue, new analytics insights to drive better customer experiences, or even new insights that will save lives. Initiatives like this... more

Column Similarity: Metadata Intelligence for Curation and Consumption

Ability to accurately label columns, attributes and fields is a critical requirement for both data discovery and data governance. However, organizations can have millions of datasets and hundreds of millions of columns/fields in various structured and semi-structured data sources, making it impossible to manually curate them one by one. Also, not all columns represent unique... more

A Veteran Informatica Partner Turns Its Focus to Customer Experience

*Guest post by Gil Rosen. Gil is NGDATA’s Head of Strategy and a veteran solution architect and data specialist. As former President and Founder of Eccella, Gil built a global data and analytics consultancy of 100 strong; advising on and implementing outcome-focused data initiatives for enterprises across Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail, Media, and Utilities. Gil also... more

5 Steps to Building a Data Lake with Informatica Big Data Management on Azure

Big data is the underpinning of how companies are revolutionizing customer engagement, driving productivity and fueling innovation. It has emerged as a megatrend that is continuing to gain attention. Big data started with Hadoop. Yahoo! and Google used Hadoop as a simple, focused product designed to index web pages for search. Today big data is... more

EDC Discover for Tableau: In Context Data Catalog for Self Service BI

A data catalog is essential to provide a single place for data discovery for all kinds of data consumers: business users, data analysts and report developers. A large majority of these users have already chosen Tableau as the Business Intelligence and Analytics platform of choice. Informatica’s Enterprise Data Catalog allows data owners and data stewards to curate... more

Need a Shopping Experience for Data Assets? An Intelligent Data Catalog is your Best Ally

I am a big fan of online shopping. Whether it is back to school or holiday shopping, I enjoy the shopping experience, flexibility and quick access to goods in the comfort of my home. I can quickly sift through thousands of items, get product details, read consumer recommendations, review alternate options and ultimately make that... more