Tag "Big Data"

What if Da Vinci Had Used Enterprise Data Catalog?

Recently I was at Da Vinci: The Ultimate Innovator special exhibition in Space and Aviation museum in San Diego. Leonardo da Vinci is the greatest inventor in the history. He created futuristic inventions, spectacular sketches and designs that should have revolutionized technology during his time and now. But his work had very little impact to... more

Big Data’s Easy Button: One-Click Automated Deployment of Informatica Big Data Management on Amazon EMR

Organizations are looking for opportunities to reduce their on-premises datacenter footprint by offloading or extending on-premises applications, data warehouses, big data solutions to the cloud. Cloud deployments increase agility as they allow organizations to rapidly add new capabilities and scale up and down as their needs change. Cloud solutions free up IT resources from supporting... more

Big Data in Financial Services: From Buzz Word to Business Benefits

The global financial services industry processes hundreds of billions of transactions daily. From managing ATM withdrawals and insurance policies to administering payments and buying and issuing securities—financial services institutions generate massive volumes of structured and unstructured data. But what good is all this data if it sits in silos, or if it can’t be used... more

Informatica Ranked a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid Integration For Enterprises

I am pleased to announce that Forrester Research published their wave on Hybrid Integration For Enterprises on November 18, 2016 and in it Informatica is designated as a leader. Thank you to our customers for the great feedback you provided to Forrester analysts about our Hybrid Integration platform. I am thrilled to share a free... more

Data Lake Management: Maintaining Data Lake Order with “Fish Management”

Every data lake is dynamic and never exactly alike which makes managing a data lake a daunting task. As we discussed in prior blogs, we know what’s in the lake and introduced a variety of fish to the lake, we need to manage a lake efficiently, making sure the water quality is good, weeds are... more

Data Lake Management: Introducing a Variety of “Fish” to Your Lake

You’ve built a data catalog of fish (I’m using fish here as an analogy for data), identifying three categories: Near-shore, bottom-shore and off-shore fish and tagging fish according to various categories. Your catalog also goes one level deep by identifying different levels of plankton! What about introducing new varieties of fishes to the data lake?... more

Data Lake Management: Do You Know the Type of “Fish” You Caught?

“Different types of fish live in a community and when you understand their relationship to each other, you have a better chance of catching what you want.” thompsonadvertisinginc.com You navigated your way to the lake and read up on the fundamentals of fish management and introduced the data lake management principles. As you drove up to... more

Data Lake Management: Poor Architecture Makes “Fishing for Insights” Difficult

It’s tough to fish for insights in a poorly designed Data Lake. When you decide to build a data lake, you first need three things: A strong foundation A design blue print A vision for the final product which end users will consume If done correctly, you end up with a delicious platter of fish. ... more

Simplification without Sacrifice: Your Big Data on the Cloud

The next big trend in big data is “simplification”. As organizations continue to diversify their data ecosystems with new platforms like Hadoop, new sources of complexity are burdening organizations from getting trusted insights quickly.  Organizations are increasingly unwilling to manage big data infrastructure on-premise and are increasingly looking to off-premise options such as Amazon, Microsoft,... more

Time for a Broadbandectomy?

One day.  That’s all I want from my broadband provider.  One day of continuous, uninterrupted broadband service with a consistent speed.  Is that too much to ask?  I know VoIP is not the most stable service in the world but lately I’m finding my mobile is my most reliable device for voice calls.  Streaming catch-up... more