Month: November 2015

Creating the Golden Record that Makes Every Click Personal

Tags: mdm, gartner, magic quadrant,   Gartner has just released its annual “Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management of Customer Data Solution”. You can download a free copy of the report from our web site. This feels like the perfect time to share some thoughts on the market trends, highlight some of the best practices […]

The Universal Language of Data Mastery

  It’s no secret that big data is engulfing society at large. A recent survey of senior level IT professionals by CIO Insight, found that 90% of respondents said their organizations were investing in big data and analytics.  So, what do these results really mean? It means that companies in all sectors are finding value […]

6 Things You Should be Looking for in a Big Data Platform

Tags: big data platform, 360 degree view, In order to become data-driven, organizations need to be able to understand the “what?”, the “why?” and the “what if?” using not only their enterprise data (myopic view), but also the Big Data surrounding them (geolocation, social, and sensor data). This is the only way to gain a […]

Too Soon to Talk Holiday Shopping?

  We recently completed a survey uncovering some of the new opportunities and challenges facing online retailers. You can read the highlights in the press release here:… . As you’ll see, one of the focus areas of the survey is around the challenge of shopping -cart abandonment, which costs the retail industry hundreds of […]

A Surprisingly Simple but Effective Masking System

Tags: data masking, data quality, talend 6,   I used to watch the TV show Zorro as a kid – fantastic stuff.  While it never put me off watching, I do distinctly recall thinking how absolutely ludicrous it was that nobody could figure out that Zorro was actually nobleman, Don Diego de la Vega. Come […]

You Too Can Become a Data Rock Star & Change the World

Tags: spark summit, apache hadoop, real-time big data,   I had the chance to attend Apache Spark Summit last week in Amsterdam and was lucky enough to meet Matei Zaharia in person (he is my MIT Big Data online course assistant professor). Matei is indeed a modern rock star for being part of the Spark […]

Our Sandbox has Better Toys

Tags: talend sandbox, real-time big data, apache spark,   Today we launched a new real-time big data Sandbox. This is a super quick and painless way for you to gain first-hand experience with one of the latest big-data innovations, Apache Spark. For those of you not familiar with a Sandbox, we’re basically talking about a […]