Tag "Big Data"

Artificial Intelligence, So Mom Can Understand

Dear Mom,   Even though my work often mystified you, you and Dad have been my biggest fans throughout my over 25-year data management career. Not surprising, as you were both dental professionals, not data professionals! But as you started hearing about data in the media more and more, your interest piqued to better understand... more

Disrupt Yourself or be Uberized

As I revisit some of my most recent conversations on digital disruption with automotive and logistics CIOs, it has become apparent to me that they are all working on proposals on how to change their organizations’ business models. Design, test, sell and service a car every 5,000 miles is no longer good enough and orchestrating... 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

Classify to Completion: A Data Cataloging Story

Recently I was speaking to a customer in the financial services industry. He had an interesting requirement. He wanted to classify all data assets in the organization by associating the right semantic label with each data asset. The phrase he used was “classify to completion”. According to him this classification was a key first step in... more

10 Customer Questions About Informatica’s Marketing Data Lake

Last week, Prash Chandramohan and I presented a deep dive webinar on Informatica’s Marketing Data Lake to close to 700 attendees. As with any technical demo webinar, we weren’t able to address any questions during our one-hour slot as our focus was to ensure our attendees understood Informatica’s Marketing Data Lake’s key capabilities and features.... more

Fear Not! Get Out of Data Mess with a Good Data Catalog

Every organization today wants to use data as competitive advantage to drive profits, reduce cost, improve customer experience and stay ahead of the competition. Organizations are investing in data related projects that will empower their business uses to make good timely decisions. However, these days, business users are not just accessing data warehouses for their... more