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Don’t Worry, it’s not You. The Data Governance Finish Line Has Moved

I’ve been a practitioner, analyst and all-around evangelist of data governance for the majority of my career. And during this time, I’ve never lost faith that executive leaders across all industries would eventually understand the need for data governance — and make it one of their company’s strategic priorities. And we’ve witnessed some incredible changes... more

Data Analytics: Getting Past the Easy Part (the Technology)

Everyone is seeking the holy grail of data analytics and, now, its derivatives – artificial intelligence and machine learning. The tools and platforms to accomplish this are powerful, and more programs across the country are offering training in data science and analytics skills. So what’s the holdup? Essentially, organizations are getting in their own way.... more

A Practical Guide to your Data Strategy

My last blog suggested Change Big and drive your data-driven transformation for new types of innovation and creativity like: Accelerate predictive modelling, machine learning, and data mining: Making faster, better decisions that execute business strategy Automate manual processes: Digitize information to streamline end-to-end business processes Improve business agility: Allowing the business to pivot fast in response... more

Informatica Big Data Management and Ranger Integration

Informatica Big Data Management (BDM) product is GUI based integrated development environment that organizations use to build their Data Integration, Data Quality and Data Governance processes for their big data platforms. Informatica BDM has built-in Smart Executor that supports various processing engines such as Blaze, Apache Spark, Apache Hive on MapReduce and Apache Hive on... more

The Three Dimensions of a 360 Customer View

My last blog introduced how a 360 customer view fuels long-term customer engagement and loyalty through personalized interactions at scale. The benefits of “360” are significant: better marketing, relevant communications, greater efficiency, stronger customer relationships, and ultimately, competitive advantage. I highlighted that this is why Hyatt customers go out of their way to stay at... more