Month: April 2018

Countdown to GDPR Part II: Tackling the Five Pillars of GDPR with MapR and Talend

This blog is authored by Jean-michel Franco, Sr Director, Product Marketing at Talend and Ronak Chokshi, Product Marketing & Solutions Strategy Lead for MapR Technologies In part 1 of this blog, we explained why data privacy was much more than a compliance project, spanning across customer relationship management and data management disciplines. We also introduced the five pillars […]


Automation Made Easy: Building Jenkins Jobs with Jenkins DSL

Recently, I’ve seen a lot of articles and conversation around DevOps. DevOps is a set of practices that automates the processes between software development and IT teams, in order to enable be shorter development cycles, increased deployment frequency, and more dependable releases all in conjunction with business needs. Companies are increasingly adopting DevOps practices utilizing agile methodologies […]


Automation Made Easy: Building Jenkins Jobs with Jenkins DSL

Recently, I’ve seen a lot of articles and conversation around DevOps. DevOps is a set of practices that automates the processes between software development and IT teams, in order to enable be shorter development cycles, increased deployment frequency, and more dependable releases all in conjunction with business needs. Companies are increasingly adopting DevOps practices utilizing agile methodologies […]


How to Develop a Data Processing Job Using Apache Beam

This blog post is part 1 of a series of blog posts on Apache Beam. Are you familiar with Apache Beam? If not, don’t be ashamed, as one of the latest projects developed by the Apache Software Foundation and first released in June 2016, Apache Beam is still relatively new in the data processing world. As […]


How to Develop a Data Processing Job Using Apache Beam

  This blog post is part 1 of a series of blog posts on Apache Beam. Are you familiar with Apache Beam? If not, don’t be ashamed, as one of the latest projects developed by the Apache Software Foundation and first released in June 2016, Apache Beam is still relatively new in the data processing world. […]


Successful Methodologies with Talend – Part 2

Let’s continue our conversation about Job Design Patterns with Talend.  In my last blog, Successful Methodologies with Talend, I discussed the importance of a well-balanced approach: Having a clearly defined ‘Use Case’, Incorporating the proper ‘Technology’ Defining the way everyone works together with a ‘Methodology’ of choice (Waterfall, Agile, JEP+, or maybe some hybrid of […]


The Six Biggest GDPR Pitfalls Everyone Must Avoid

There’s a little over a month left before May 25th, the date on which businesses that handle personal data of EU citizens will have to comply with the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Numerous reports suggest that up to half of businesses are still not ready to comply with GDPR – and […]


Apache Spark and Talend: Performance and Tuning

I first want to start by thanking all the readers of my previous two blogs on the topic of Talend and Apache Spark. If you are new to this blog series and haven’t read my previous posts, you can start reading them here “Talend and Apache Spark: A Technical Primer” and part two here “Talend […]


Apache Spark and Talend: Performance and Tuning

I first want to start by thanking all the readers of my previous 2 blogs on the topic of Talend and Apache Spark. If you are new to this blog series and haven’t read my previous posts, you can start reading them here “Talend & Apache Spark: A Technical Primer” and part two here “Talend […]


Why Paddy Power Betfair Bet on a Cloud Architecture for Big Data

  Sports betting and e-gaming companies operate in a fast-paced, highly competitive and regulated market. They’re open 24/7/365, and are constantly striving to provide customers with the best online sports betting experience or risk seeing those customers go to a competitor. Formed in 2016, Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) is the world’s largest publicly quoted sports betting […]