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It’s not often that I run into the word “metadata” when I indulge in my favorite weekend habit of reading the Sunday New York Times (NYT). A few months ago, the paper published a special section focused on how NYT is digitizing and bringing back to life photographs published in the paper over fifty years... more
Digital transformation and IT modernization initiatives continue to be hot topics in the boardroom across nearly every industry, no matter the size of the organization. The goals are grand and the scope is broad—necessary to drive large visionary changes. As we’ve witnessed from industry leaders who’ve disrupted their markets, the chances for success to drive... more
It’s 4.50pm and it’s time to call it a day. Sarah planned this day carefully, so she can drop off her son to soccer practice and daughter to gymnastics. And she can visit the new gelato place all by herself. She has been waiting for this day to have a cone lined with Nutella, a... more
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
There hasn’t been a more exciting time for metadata, at least not since President Obama referred to metadata in the context of phone calls – and bestowed it with a whiff of notoriety. Now metadata, best exemplified by the data catalog, is getting a red-carpet treatment (swathed in black of course – see Gartner’s Data... more
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
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
A big thank you to everyone who voted for the Datanami 2017 Data Management Cataloging and Prep Reader’s choice awards. We are honored to receive first place recognition in both– the “Big Data Product or Technology: Data Management(Cataloging)” and “Data Management(Prep)” categories. Many of our customers use Informatica’s AI-Powered Data Catalog for a variety of... more
You’ve undoubtedly heard all the hype about the volume of data doubling every two years. The sad fact is that first, it’s true and second, 50% of data is coming from external (read: less controllable) sources. That means it’s getting harder and harder to find the forest (read: business insight) for the trees. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a data catalog that could show you exactly what data you have across your entire organization?
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