5 best practices to innovate at speed in the Cloud: Tip #2 Get instant access to data whenever it is needed

5 best practices to innovate at speed in the Cloud: Tip #2 Get instant access to data whenever it is needed

  • David Talaga
    David Talaga is Senior Product Marketing Manager for Data Governance at Talend. David has a rich and diverse marketing experience, including strategic, field, and product marketing roles in data-driven organizations. After graduating from EDHEC, David started his career as a Data analyst in the Healthcare Industry. In 2000, he joined Dassault Systèmes where he held several senior positions, notably heading up the technology partnership program in Augmented Reality and the strategic alliance with Microsoft. In 2006, David joined Microsoft as Product Marketer for the Software Engineering Product Line. In 2014, he became Marketing Manager for a new EdTech Offering at John Wiley and Sons before joining Talend as Product Marketing for Data Governance Solutions.

Starting September, The Talend Blog Team began sharing fruitful tips & to securely kick off your data project in the cloud at speed.  This week, we’ll start with the second capability: Get instant access to data whenever it is needed


Data enablement doesn’t stop by delivering data in a data lake or data warehouse. Data must reach easily its point of consumption. Whether it is accessed as a self-service by a business user or integrated into an application, making trusted data available to all when it’s needed is of utmost importance.


Why it’s important

Traditionally, organizations have established what IDC calls “governance with the no”, which means that business users have to come to central IT with requests and wait until they are fulfilled and authorized. This has created a gap between business and IT when it comes to data ownership, a gap that is only widening with the realities of data sprawl.


When it’s important

Beyond the timeliness of data, competitive differentiators can be achieved with the ability to deliver data to the proper audience, at the right time, and the right place.  Think about recommending the next product to buy to a retail customer. Pushing this recommendation in real time to the customer when he’s online will indeed make the recommendation more appealing, and much more profitable, than if pushed in an e-mail as part of a marketing outbound campaign.


Our recent data trust readiness report reveals that Less than half the respondents (42%) are confident about having access to data at any time.

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How Talend tools can help

Research conducted in 2017 by the Data Warehouse Institute shows that nearly half of the organizations surveyed (48%) are planning a replacement project for their data warehouse platform by 2019. A lot of these organizations are moving to cloud-based data warehousing, which gives them virtually unlimited capacity and scalability, a more economical way to leverage warehousing, and in many cases cost savings. But Cloud Data Warehousing alone won’t solve the trust & speed issue.


Managing multi Cloud integration and access at speed is critical

Not only organizations need a single platform with multi-cloud integration capabilities but also  cloud-based modern apps to transform, match and cleanse data at speed.

By helping companies to modernize their data lake approach with the right cloud platform, leveraging AWS, Snowflake or Azure Plarform) Talend provided what it’s needed to share trusted data at speed.


Big Data Processing at Speed on Azure:

Talend recently announced a partnership with Microsoft in which Talend provides fast development of Big Data ETL processing, cloud data lakes, cloud data warehousing, and real-time analytics projects on the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform.

As an example, Talend Big Data Platform quickly integrates, cleanses, and profiles the ingested data stored on ADL Store, while the customer adds requirements for data governance, business rules, and compliance rules. The data is then sent to Azure HDInsight, a service that enables clusters of managed Hadoop instances and is commonly used for easy, fast, and cost-effective big data processing. The process of ingesting data into Azure using Talend with this architecture is 50% faster than from their existing ETL architecture.

ingesting data into Azure using Talend with this architecture is 50% faster

Faster trusted Analytics with Talend & Azure DataBricks

Azure Databricks provides the latest versions of Apache Spark and allows you to seamlessly integrate with open source libraries so you can spin up clusters and build quickly in a fully managed Apache Spark environment with the global scale and availability of Azure. With Talend & DataBricks, it’s easy to turn massive amounts of data into trusted insights at cloud scale. You can design and deploy Spark data processing, complex transformations and machine learning jobs in the cloud at ease whilst saving up to 80% of the data processing cost.


How to get started

Making data accessible is one of the pre-requisites to start producing value.

Data roles in most organizations have radically evolved over the last few years. Gartner notes, “Key roles such as the data steward are shifting from the IT group to placement either purely in business units or in an IT-business hybrid combination.” It’s then  essential to provide easy and fast access to data through the right tool and right channel.  


Download the Definitive Guide to Cloud Data Warehouses and Cloud Data Lakes to learn:

·       What you need to look for when starting to create your cloud data warehouse or data lake

·       Your three-step plan to make sure your data warehouse investment succeeds

·       Real-world case studies of the tech stacks companies use to achieve their business goals with cloud data warehouse solutions


Download the Cloud Architect’s Handbook to learn:

·       How to leverage a cloud data warehouse to deliver real-time tracking services

·       How to use Microsoft Azure and Talend together to optimize social media for GDPR-compliant marketing campaigns

·       Real-life case studies of organizations using Microsoft Azure and Talend together to successfully deliver big data analytics



 Want to explore more capabilities?

This is the second out of five speed capabilities. Cannot wait to discover our third capability?

Go and download our Trust Data Readiness Report to discover other findings and the other 9 trust and speed capabilities.


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