Month: March 2015

What is “The Data Vault” and why do we need it?

  For anything you might want to do, understanding the problem and using the right tools is essential. Resulting methodologies and best practices that inevitably arise become the catalyst for innovation and superior accomplishments. Database systems, particularly data warehouse systems are no exception, yet does the best data modeling methodologies of the past offer the best solution […]

cURL turns 17

The venerable cURL command-line tool to interact with URLs throughout various protocols just turned 17 last week. Daniel Stenberg, the creator of cURL, is still to this day the leader of the project, showing an amazing track record, and gives an interesting overview of the cURL story on his blog. Daniel started cURL when Open […]

API Design – Designing a Web API

A Web API corresponds to an application programming interface that can leverage the Web technologies to execute processing and manipulate data. Modern Web APIs follow the REST principles to be as easy to use and lightweight as possible. Typically it provides a set of resources that exchange representations. Far from being a high level guide, […]

Announcing the Talend Passport for MDM Success

The need for a 360° view of customers, products, or any business objects needed in your daily work is not new. Wasn’t it supposed to be addressed with ERP, CRM, Enterprise Data Warehouses, by the way? But the fact is that there is still a gap between the data expectations from the Lines of Businesses […]

Avoiding the Potholes on the Way to Cost Effective MDM

  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. First we […]