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Month: December 2015

Software Development’s Fountain of Youth

You can view software development as being very similar to any other highly mechanized process designed to build things. Rather like a factory with all of the interrelated processes that go into making the final product. Like any manufacturing process, the software development life cycle starts with analysis and requirements and then moves on to […]







Don’t Let Your Emails Bounce Back!

Tags: data quality, email, talend 6,   When was the last time one of your emails bounced back – Perhaps yesterday or maybe even in the last hour? In a world where email has obviously become a crucial communication channel, the lack of email validation and verification in customer email lists can be a major […]







Letting Your Data Quality Software Understand Your Data

Tags: data quality, semantic discovery,   When profiling your data, sometimes you just don’t know which columns you should look into or what you should validate in them. How much would it help if your data profiling software understood your data and helped you select the relevant quality indicators? This is exactly what the new […]







2016 Predictions – 4 Ways Big Data & Analytics Will Impact Every Business

It’s hard to believe that 2016—the year that marks Talend’s 10-year anniversary—is right around the corner. If our society and businesses were ruled by the predictions of the film industry, we’d all have flying cars and drones walking our dogs…. Granted, while we’ve made great progress in terms of fuel- efficient, electric vehicles, we’re still […]







Spoiler Alert! Talend 6.1 Hits the ‘Big Screen’

Back in September I talked about how excited I was about the new Star Wars movie coming out. Well, that day is upon us. Yes, Thursday, Dec 17, is the pre-ordained day in my part of the world (Ireland).  Have you ever been hit by a spoiler? You know, an older sister who breaks the news about […]







When it Comes To Big Data – Speed Matters

  Talend vs Informatica – The Big Data Benchmark If you’ve spoken to a Talend sales representative or read some of my team’s marketing material, then you’ve undoubtedly heard our claims that when it comes to Big Data, Talend offers some significant speed advantages over the competition. Concerned that some folks might dismiss this content […]







What’s Next for IoT: 4 Things to Watch

Tags: internet of things, apache spark, talend data masters,   What’s next for IoT? There’s no doubt that there’s a lot more “connected things” these days and that means a lot more data. Specifically, technology is moving out of the consumer’s hands and into Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Transportation, Aviation and more. The spread of […]







Talend “Job Design Patterns” and Best Practices

  Talend developers everywhere, from beginners to the very experienced, often deal with the same question: “What is the best way for me to write this job”?  We know it should be efficient, easy to read, easy to write, and above all (in most cases), easy to maintain.  We also know that the Talend Studio […]







IT stuff for free! – 3 Zero-Cost Integration Projects

According to Gartner forecasts, IT spend is likely to be close to $4 trillion in 2015. It’s probably very welcoming then to hear that you can still complete some IT projects for free. Case in point: Data Integration. There are free open solutions available that are a great alternative to either hand coding all your […]