Month: February 2017

Using Talend to Gather Data About Data

  This article was developed using the free, open source version of Talend Open Studio for Data Integration which is available here. What’s more exciting than data? Data about data! Recently I had to assess the impact of data model changes within a transactional system feeding our data warehouse.  I directed our SQL scripts and […]


What’s Blockchain and Can It Help You Trust Your Data?

  It first appeared in 2008 with the Bitcoin currency, this year, Blockchain technology achieved the summit of Gartner’s “Hype Cycle.” While many economists or policy actors have expressed their interest to use the technology (i.e. the government of Honduras, Ghana and Georgia wish to secure their land titles in a Blockchain and, in the private […]


When It Comes to Big Data and Cloud, Continuous Innovation is the Model

  During the 2008 election campaign, Barack Obama denounced his opponents for advocating “change” as an electoral argument while belonging to the government party that “had changed nothing.” He approached the situation with humor, employing an expression well-known across the Atlantic: “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.“ This expression […]


API Developer Weekly #149

API Developer Weekly – February 16, 2017 – Issue #149 A hand-curated¬†weekly¬†newsletter for API developers, published with permission from LaunchAny¬†and CaseySoftware. Subscribe to their newsletter to stay updated on the latest API trends and industry news.   Hot Topics Box’s Seamless Approach To API Documentation API documentation doesn’t have to be overly technical and boring. […]


Rebranding of Restlet’s API-First Platform

Today, Restlet Platform modules DHC and APISpark will become Restlet Client and Restlet Cloud. The modules themselves will only continue to improve and you’ll see more integrations between them as we take into account the valuable feedback that we get from our users. One evolution we wanted to do with this new website was to […]


How to Load Data into Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse using PolyBase & Talend ETL

  Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a cloud-based, scale-out database capable of processing massive volumes of data, both relational and non-relational. Built on a massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture, SQL Data Warehouse can handle any enterprise workload. With increasing focus on business decisions in real-time, there has been a paradigm shift in not only keeping […]