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Syncing Users and Groups from LDAP into Apache Ranger

July 28, 2016 - Talend Community Coders

The previous post [on Colm's blog] covered how to install the Apache Ranger Admin service. The Apache Ranger Admin UI supports creating authorization policies for various Big Data components, by giving users and/or groups permissions on resources. This means that we need to import users/groups into the Apache Ranger Admin service from some backend service in order to create meaningful authorization policies.

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The Rise of MDM in the Analytics Age

July 26, 2016 - Chris Harrold

As I have been building analytics competencies and platforms with customers, I am continuously running into the same type of questions and desires and they center around a critical, but poorly understood topic; Master Data Management or MDM. I thought that it was time I got a couple of thoughts on this topic out so others might benefit from what I have seen so far.

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Practical Cryptography with Apache CXF JOSE

July 19, 2016 - Talend Community Coders

It has been a year since I had a chance to talk about Practical JOSE in Apache CXF at Apache Con NA 2015.

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5 Enterprise Software Upgrade Best Practices You Should Know

July 15, 2016 - Nitin Kudikala

As Talend has released its newest version of Talend Data Fabric 6.2.1 for GA, I thought this would be a good time to talk about software upgrades within the Enterprise.

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Are You Ready For The Data Age? Five Maturity Levels in Data-Driven Organizations

July 13, 2016 - Guest Bloggers

Data is a critical competitive factor and is becoming more and more crucial for achieving success. In theory, hardly anyone disputes this to any extent. But in practice there are some very different levels of maturity when it comes to handling data. Based on practical experience gained in medium-sized companies in particular, I would like to try to describe five typical levels of maturity. This is intended to provide a helping hand on the way to becoming a data-driven organization.

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SaaS Data Migration & Data Integration

July 12, 2016 - Guest Bloggers

With the continued growth in Cloud computing, more and more organizations are moving their data to Software as a Service (SaaS) providers such as Salesforce.

If you're about to embark on a Data Migration or Data Integration project, and you're used to working with a traditional relational database that sits in your own data center, you may be in for a few surprises.

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Bridging the Gap Between Business and IT with Self-Service Data Preparation

July 11, 2016 - Jean-Michel Franco

It’s widely understood that our world is becoming digital—consumers, business workers and leaders alike want information and services to be delivered ‘as they like, when and wherever they want.’  In order to meet this demand, the companies need to become more data-driven—using enterprise information to make educated decisions—in order to increase customer service and overall competitive advantage.

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How Apache Spark™ Feeds Real-Time Sports Analytics

July 08, 2016 - Isabelle Nuage

With the Euro 2016 tournament now drawing to a close, and having two kids of my own in a competitive soccer league, even a French husband; I now live and breathe football (or soccer depending on your frame of reference) almost every single day.

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Creating a Hortonworks Big Data Pipeline at the Speed of Talend

July 05, 2016 - Louis Frolio

Engineering a big data ingestion pipeline is complicated – if you don’t have the right tools.

All data, be it big, little, dark, structured, or unstructured, must be ingested, cleansed, and transformed before insights can be gleaned, a base tenet of the  analytics process model.

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Data Preparation, to the Moon and Beyond

June 30, 2016 - Fred Jacquet

According to a University of Southern California study, less than a decade ago, overall digital information located on storage devices, for the entire world, reached 300 Exabyte. To figure out what it’s like, just imagine that it would require over 400 billion CD-ROMs. If you were to build a stack with it, you would go over the distance from the earth to the moon…

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Data Prep 101: Diving into Enterprise Features

June 27, 2016 - Mark Balkenende

A few months ago I wrote a blog about the exciting, new open source Data Preparation tool and all the great quick action you can take on your data.

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Our Newest Data Fabric – A Gateway to Enterprise-Wide Data Driven Insights

June 27, 2016 - Ashley Stirrup
At Talend, we have a vision for the world where data-driven enterprises are using data throughout the organizatio

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IoST and IoUT: Why They Matter for IoT Growth

June 23, 2016 - Chris Harrold

Recently, I was fortunate enough to find myself in Munich, Germany during a trip to visit with family and discovered that just north of town is the city of Ingolstadt, which is home to the Audi factory. Being somewhat of a gear-head and very much an Audi fan, I decided to take the factory tour and check out the museum (I essentially got a private tour as I took the English version and it was only my wife and I on it - HIGHLY recommend it!). 

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Complex Generation and Distribution of Documents with Talend

June 17, 2016 - Jan Lolling

In this post, I would like to cover the possibilities we have to build complex document generating systems. Actually formally a domain of expensive software like Adobe Publisher. With Talend Open Studio and JasperReports you are able to create such a system.

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The Evolution of ETL and Continuous Integration

June 15, 2016 - David Wilmer


In the beginning of ETL….

When I started my IT career over 15 years ago I was nothing more than a “Fresh-out” with a college degree and an interest in computers and programming.  At that time, I knew the theories behind the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and had put it to some practice in a classroom setting but, I was still left questioning how it relates to the big, bad corporate world.  And by the way, what the heck is ETL?

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