Tag "SaaS"

The Cloud is Here – but is your Integration Strategy Ready?

Hybrid IT is here to stay – from Infrastructure and Platforms (AWS/Azure/Google) to SaaS (Software as a Service) and from Mobile to Social – companies are now heavily dependent upon data sources that sit outside of the traditional firewall. The move to the cloud is happening fast – perhaps faster than anyone could have predicted,... more

User Activity Monitoring and User Behavior Analytics for Enterprise Security

Sensitive data (Customer data – PII, PCI, PHI, Intellectual property etc.) is the most important asset of a company. Lack or even lag in the ability to detect and respond to security threats can be costly for businesses of all sizes. Challenges for securing today’s IT environment The attack surface and threat is ever increasing... more

5 Steps to Building a Data Lake with Informatica Big Data Management on Azure

Big data is the underpinning of how companies are revolutionizing customer engagement, driving productivity and fueling innovation. It has emerged as a megatrend that is continuing to gain attention. Big data started with Hadoop. Yahoo! and Google used Hadoop as a simple, focused product designed to index web pages for search. Today big data is... more

Data Warehouse Modernization – Three Way, with Amazon Redshift

  If you are considering Amazon Redshift for your new data warehousing project, you are definitely not alone! Many of our customers are going through a data-driven digital transformation and have already implemented modern data warehouse projects with Amazon Redshift. Yet many more are requesting our help to do so now. Major drivers for this... more

Journey to Cloud Approach: Cloud-First, Hybrid, and On-Premise Environments

Digital transformation is a buzzword. But dig beneath the hype and you will find something real— it’s either the business opportunity of a lifetime, or an existential threat. Disrupt, or be disrupted. Digital disruption is about building new business models that leverage data to create new and innovative products and services that lead to a... more

7 Key Ways to Grow Your Cloud Data Management Skills

In my recent post, I shared key reasons why I’m looking forward to Informatica World 2017. One of these reasons is the chance to learn new cloud data management skills. As companies increasingly migrate business functions to SaaS, the need for cloud data management skills rises daily. Expertise on how to integrate data created in... more

SaaS Sprawl: Is History Repeating Itself?

Remember the late 1990s and early 2000s? Back then, CIOs and business leaders were making their mark by implementing ERP software. This software automated key business functions like finance, HR and the first wave of cheap, easy-to-deploy niche applications which specialized in specific business processes not adequately covered by ERP. Companies spent a ton on... more

The More Complex the Cloud Computing Market Becomes, the More We Need Data Integration

The RightScale “State of the Cloud” report out now has some key findings that I would like to discuss in relation to data integration. The world is getting more complex, in terms of cloud platforms, and that means that we need data integration more than ever. Per the report: In polling, the respondents reported that... more