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Avoiding the Potholes on the Way to Cost Effective MDM

March 5, 2015 - 05:30 - mark balkenende

Master data management is one of those practices that everyone in business applauds. But anyone who has been exposed to the process realizes that MDM often comes with a price. Too often what began as a seemingly well thought out and adequately funded project begins accumulating unexpected costs and missing important milestones.

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Retail: Personalised Services to Generate Customer Confidence

February 25, 2015 - 05:53 - Jean-Michel Franco

In recent years, the Internet and e-commerce have revolutionised the retail industry, in the same way, for example, as the appearance of supermarkets. Beyond ease of purchase and the ability to consult the opinion of other consumers, e-commerce has overwhelmingly changed the way in which information about a customer's journey to purchase is captured.

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What is a Container? Cloud and SOA Converge in API Management (Container Architecture Series Part 2)

February 17, 2015 - 08:24 - edward ost

This is the second in a series of posts on container-centric integration architecture. The first post provided a brief background and definition of the Container architecture pattern.

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Defining Your “One-Click”

February 9, 2015 - 23:15 - ciaran dynes

People talk about the impact of the “digital transformation” and how companies are moving to becoming “data-driven,” but what does it mean in practice? It may help to provide a couple of examples of data-driven companies. Netflix is often cited as a great example of a data-driven company.

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Big, Bad and Ugly - Challenges of Maintaining Quality in the Big Data Era – Part 1

February 2, 2015 - 06:27 - sebastiao correia

More than a decade ago, we entered an era of data deluge. Data continues to explode - it has been estimated that for each day of 2012, more than 2.5 exabytes (or 2.5 million terabytes) of data were created. Today, the same amount of data is produced every few minutes!

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Open Source ETL Tools – Open for Business!

January 19, 2015 - 14:05 - Talend Marketing

With all the hype and interest in Big Data lately, open source ETL tools seem to have taken a back seat. MapReduce, Yarn, Spark, and Storm are gaining significant attention, but it also should be noted that Talend’s ETL business and our thousands of ETL customers are thriving. In fact, the data integration market has a healthy growth rate with Gartner recently reporting that this market is forecasted to grow 10.3% in 2014 to $3.6 billion!

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7 Reasons to “Unify” Your Application and Data Integration Teams and Tools

January 12, 2015 - 09:01 - Ashley Stirrup

I recently attended a Gartner presentation on the convergence of Application and Data Integration at their Application Architecture, Development and Integration conference.  During the talk they stressed that “chasms exist between application- and data-oriented people and tools” and that digital businesses have to break down these barriers in order to succeed.  Gartner research shows that more and more companies are recognizing this problem – in fact, 47% of respondents to a recent survey indicated they plan to create integrated teams in the next 2-3 years. 

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Customer Data Platform: Toward the personalization of customer experiences in real time

January 7, 2015 - 01:05 - Jean-Michel Franco

Big data has monopolized media coverage in the past few years.  While many articles have covered the benefits of big data to organizations, in terms of customer knowledge, process optimization or improvements in predictive capabilities, few have detailed methods for how these benefits can be realized.

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Takeaways from the new Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools

December 9, 2014 - 00:38 - Jean-Michel Franco

Gartner has just released its annual “Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools.”[1]

While everyone’s first priority might be to check out the various recognitions, I would also recommend taking the time to review the market overview section. I found the views shared by analysts Saul Judah and Ted Friedman on the overall data quality market and major trends both interesting and inspiring.

Hence this blog post to share my takeaways.

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