Month: September 2017

An Informatica PowerCenter Developers’ Guide to Talend – II

  Thanks to all our readers for a very positive response to my previous blog on “Informatica PowerCenter Developers Guide to Talend”. The first part of the series provided an overview of the architectural differences between PowerCenter and Talend. It also provided a primer on Talend Studio – our unified development environment – for developers […]

For AI to Change Business, It Needs to Be Fueled with Quality Data

  There’s no doubt that AI has usurped big data as the enterprise technology industry’s new favorite buzzword. After all, it’s on Gartner’s 2017 Hype Cycle for emerging technologies, for a reason. While progress was slow during the first few decades, AI advancement has rapidly accelerated during the last decade. Some people say AI will […]

Time to Consider a New “V” for Big Data: Virtue

  Big ethical questions emerge as the power of Big Data continues on an upward spiral. Remember when “Big Data” meant a terabyte or so? If you don’t I suspect I know why, you blinked..  and you missed it… It’s hard to believe there was a time when the total volume of customer data coursing […]

Talend and Apache Spark: A Technical Primer

In my years at Talend as a Support Engineer, before I moved into the Customer Success Architect team, customers often asked about Talend’s capabilities with Apache Spark. When we talk about Spark the first thing that always comes to mind is the command Spark submit that we use to submit our Spark jobs. So, the […]

Your Company can be Google Smart Too – You Just Need Some Learning – Machine Learning That Is

  Google has been using machine learning to improve its business analytics for years, and judging from all the recent excitement about the technology, you’d assume enterprises everywhere would be following suit. Yet, the reality is somewhat different. According to some studies, only 22 percent of companies are already using machine learning’s analytical power by implementing […]

[Podcast] Digging into Digital Transformation: Featuring Marco Iansiti of Harvard

  The digital-era is in full force. CEOs no longer fear technology, they now fear missing out on the potential impact technology could bring to their organizations. However, many face hurdles integrating the various digital initiatives across their business in order to increase revenue and customer satisfaction. So who within the organization is ultimately responsible for […]

Mergers, Acquisitions and Customer Experience in the Age of Data

  When one company acquires a smaller entity or engages in a merger of equals, it’s important for both sides of the organization to come to the table and outline how said merger will impact everything from people, systems, brand, products, and services all the way down to real-estate. When companies merge, they can make […]