Topic "Big Data"

Machine Learning and AI: The Hype is Real When it Comes to Data

Virtually every business is planning or executing a major digital transformation involving new business models, new technologies, and new processes. There are several essential ingredients for a successful digital transformation. Data is one of them – data is a critical foundation for every successful digital transformation. In the world of data, we are experiencing not... more

Fast and Furious: Designing for the Fast Data Lane: Transporting and Processing Streams

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

Fast and Furious: Designing for the Fast Data Lane Collecting Streams

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

Greater Self-Service and Automation with Data Integration Hub 10.2

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

Fast and Furious – Shifting from The Slow Data Lane

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

Informatica wins a coveted Stackies Award

–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

Accelerate Regulatory Compliance with Informatica

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

Enterprise Data Catalog – An Essential to Data-driven Success

Recent research show that more energy from Sun hits the Earth in an hour than the amount of energy we consume in an entire year. That is in fact unimaginable amount of energy. It reminded me of how every IT organization is dealing with the amount, types and volumes of data and data assets that is... more

Self Service BI vs Data Governance: How to be “Data Agile” with a Catalog

Business users always had an insatiable hunger for data. They were already discovering and mashing up data from different sources, aggregating them in excel and presenting PowerPoint analysis in the 1990s, albeit with difficulty. Then technology caught up. Self-service Business Intelligence tools like Tableau, Qlikview and more recently Amazon QuickSight made the aggregating, visualizing and sharing... more