According to the Gartner report, "Demand trends have given rise to new challenges in 2011. Fresh needs arising from contemporary challenges are presenting new opportunities in this market as buyers seek to address data integration as a critical aspect of a coherent information management capability, and to integrate disparate data sources (including emerging sources such as 'big data') and new data types into a cohesive and usable set of information."(1) SAP is helping its customers address…Continue
Added by Pearse William on January 9, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Informatica Corporation provider of data integration software, announced that Westpac Life New Zealand Limited, New Zealand’s largest full service financial institution, has standardized on the Informatica Platform to help power its strategic initiatives around Big Data.
This includes Westpac’s ambitious Insurance Project, a new enterprise business intelligence environment that is helping the…
Added by Pearse William on December 21, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments
This year has seen consolidation and engineering around improving the basic storage and data processing engines of NoSQL and Hadoop. That will doubtless continue, as we see the unruly menagerie of the Hadoop universe increasingly packaged into distributions, appliances and on-demand cloud services. Hopefully it won’t be long before that’s dull, yet necessary, infrastructure.
Looking up the stack, there’s already a line up of cool tools for data scientists and not to be left out,…Continue
Added by Pearse William on December 15, 2011 at 8:46am — No Comments
What's your cloud integration strategy? If you're like most IBM i shops, much of your data interchange is handled via good old EDI or flat file transfers. But the rapid spread of cloud services is hastening the move to more sophisticated forms of data and application integration and interchange. According to EXTOL which develops integration broker software for IBM i and other platforms, the day is fast approaching when companies will need new techniques for integrating cloud…Continue
Added by Pearse William on December 7, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments