Topic "Big Data"
In the earlier post, we discussed the ability for stream processors, such as Informatica VDS, to process events at the edge, in this post we look at how these events are transported to the corporate data center for streaming analytics. As you’re lounging in front of the TV flipping channels you notice a product during... more
Switching to the carpool lane can be intimidating especially when you don’t have all the information available to you to safely make the lane change. For example, is the carpool lane open, is my blindspot clear to make the lane change? How do you efficiently collect bits and pieces of data at the right time... more
Getting data-driven digital transformation projects into production quickly requires a modern approach to data integration. Data is increasingly spread across a proliferating number of systems including multiple clouds and big data as well as existing applications and databases. Many companies struggle with digital transformation since they don’t have an organized and agile data backbone to... more
It’s a sunny afternoon, you’re on the highway with the top down and stuck in traffic. You fumble through your navigation trying to figure out which is the best and fastest route to your destination. You can take the side streets, where you will encounter traffic lights and eventually get to your destination. Alternatively, you... more
–By Anish Jariwala and Laura Wang This is kind of big news for us, marketing operations and marketing technology types (and Laura happens to be both) Informatica has won one of this year’s Stackie Awards presented by Scott Brinker at the MarTech San Francisco 2017 Conference. We love the Stackies. They’re the only award to recognize... more
Last year, data analytics guru Tom Davenport dismissed the notion that there’s a shortage of data scientist skills. Yes, they were, at one point, as “rare as vegetarian dogs.” Lately, however, while “there may not be a glut of data scientists, but they are much easier to find and hire than they used to be.... more
The 2007-2008 global financial crisis led to multiple regulations created to protect citizens, banks and the economy itself. Dodd-Frank, Markets in Financial Instrument Directive (MiFID) II, BCBS 239 etc. all define numerous principles, guidelines and imperatives that need to be complied with, sometimes at very high costs. But even after spending millions of dollars there... more
Absolutely nobody disputes the potential value of big data. It provides an economic way to ask new analytics questions that we were never able to ask before. And that is possible because we are able to combine new, large, and widely disparate data sets in ways that were never economically possible before. The challenge people are now facing is that it getting harder and harder to show business value.
A Big Metadata Problem “We have 20,000+ known databases in our IT environment, with no idea what is in them”. This was how a meeting with a large enterprise customer started back in 2015. The newly minted CDO of the company was taking stock, only realizing now the enormity of the problem. “Our data analysts... more
At a presentation a couple of months back, I heard Forrester’s Mike Gualtieri talk about an interesting conundrum when it comes to big data analysis – separating correlation from causation. It starts with a human tendency to “fill in the blanks” when it comes to figuring out what data is telling us, and it exposes... more