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How Blind Spots And Data Gaps Decrease Data-Driven Business Value
  • June 23, 2022

How Blind Spots and Data Gaps Decrease Data-Driven Business Value

You can’t measure what you can’t see. If you consider this in terms of data, you also can’t analyze, curate, or leverage data blind spots to help create actionable insight. For many business technologists and business intelligence professionals, blind spots and data gaps create functional frustration and make it harder for teams to deliver…

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Cloud Economics – The Advantage Of Moving Your Data To The Cloud (TCO)
  • June 21, 2022

Cloud Economics – The Advantage of Moving Your Data to the Cloud (TCO)

Cloud economics is a relatively new term, but it is growing in importance as businesses increasingly move their data to the cloud. As more organizations look for new ways to model their business in support of scalability and agility, it has become imperative that they better understand the short and long-term costs of cloud…

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Why Do Data Scientists And Developers Need More Than A Data Lake?
  • June 16, 2022

Why Do Data Scientists and Developers Need More Than a Data Lake?

As organizations strive to get more value from the data they collect, it has become increasingly important that data scientists and developers have easy access to information collected in multiple sources in various sizes and formats. For many businesses, creating a data lake has become the first step in this process, forming a useful…

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Why A DBA Will Find Going To The Cloud To Their Advantage
  • June 13, 2022

Why a DBA Will Find Going to the Cloud to Their Advantage

The cloud is everywhere. Steady pre-pandemic growth transitioned into massive uptake over the last two years, and according to research firm Gartner the market shows no signs of slowing—by the end of 2022, spending on public cloud services is set to reach almost $500 billion worldwide. The challenge? Not all IT professionals are convinced…

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You Know You’re A “Citizen” Data Scientist If …
  • June 9, 2022

You Know You’re a “Citizen” Data Scientist If …

Data collection and analysis have become increasingly important as multiple industries continue to drive their digital transformation initiatives. Whether it’s to improve customer experience, target marketing efforts, or just better understand how their business is performing, data is at the heart of it all. However, to make data work for you, you need the…

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The Business Technologist And Their Data Challenges
  • June 7, 2022

The Business Technologist and Their Data Challenges

According to a recent report from research firm Gartner, "organizations that effectively support business technologists are 2.6 times more likely to accelerate digital transformation." It makes sense: Because these professionals exist in the space between IT departments and non-tech teams, they can design and deploy solutions that deliver on both business and technology objectives.…

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Technical Trifecta: The Future Of Data Professionals
  • June 3, 2022

Technical Trifecta: The Future of Data Professionals

Data-driven roles are in demand. According to research firm Deloitte, the number of postings for positions in data science, data engineering, machine learning (ML), and visualization now surpasses those for more familiar skill sets such as customer service, marketing, and public relations (PR). For database administrators (DBAs), business technologists, and data engineers, this increasing…

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Data Profiling And Data Quality: What You Need To Know
  • April 15, 2022

Data Profiling and Data Quality: What You Need to Know

Data is the lifeblood of business: it drives decision making, allows for analysis and prediction, and can help drive revenue. But data can also be its own worst enemy: it can lead to analysis paralysis, lead to inaccurate predictions, and even make processes more bureaucratic. That’s where data profiling and data quality come in.…

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5 Uses Cases For Hybrid Cloud Data Management
  • February 25, 2022

5 Uses Cases for Hybrid Cloud Data Management

With the rise of cloud computing, many organizations are opting to use a hybrid approach to their data management. Even though many companies still rely on on-premises storage, the benefits of having cloud storage as a backup or disaster recovery plan can be significant. This post will give you five of the most popular…

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Developing Your Data DNA
  • November 29, 2021

Developing your Data DNA

In a world where everything is changing too quickly, the evolution towards agile, interoperable data services is a welcome change. Data is now able to be delivered as a service, without the need for costly investments in data centers and the resources needed to manage them. As more companies embrace the cloud, data integration…

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DataOps: How To Turn Data Into Actionable Insights
  • September 30, 2021

DataOps: How to Turn Data into Actionable Insights

Enterprises‌ ‌have‌ ‌struggled‌ ‌to‌ ‌collaborate‌ ‌well ‌around‌ ‌their‌ ‌data, which can impact everything from digital transformation to advanced concepts like AI and ML.‌ ‌DataOps is not without challenges; building, managing, and scaling data pipelines requires careful thought around reusability, portability across infrastructure and applications, and long term maintenance and governance. And these are just…

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Customer Analytics: How To Measure A Customer’s Journey
  • September 25, 2021

Customer Analytics: How to Measure a Customer’s Journey

Customer Analytics Overview: A true 360-degree view of a customer can’t be sourced exclusively from internal data let alone from a single system or department. Organizations trying to correlate customer interactions, transaction history, and behaviors to improve customer acquisition ROI and retention struggle to aggregate and analyze data and signals across operational, social engagement, customer…

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Hybrid Cloud Benefits And Risks
  • September 21, 2021

Hybrid Cloud Benefits and Risks

Hybrid cloud adoption is on the rise. As companies look to accelerate their cloud journey, it's becoming clear that there are numerous values - and constraints -  when blending the use of private on-premises clouds with those of public off-premise clouds. Creating a strategic balance between the two can often yield more favorable results…

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Big Data Integration
  • September 14, 2021

Big Data Integration

The topic of data integration has been around forever. Before we used technology to manage data, we integrated data in manual ways. At the time, we needed to integrate simple data structures such as customer data with purchase data. As the industry progressed, we have gone from managing flat data files and integrations to…

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Data Integration Architecture
  • September 8, 2021

Data Integration Architecture

Data is everywhere. In any organization, you will find data in multiple applications, databases, data warehouses, and in many cases, public and private clouds. Usually, data does not belong to a specific group within an organization and is often shared across teams and applications. Similar to a professional sports team, each function in the…

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Data Migration: A Roadmap To Success
  • August 13, 2021

Data Migration: A Roadmap To Success

Organizations initiate data migration projects for several reasons. They might need to overhaul an entire system, upgrade databases, establish a new data warehouse, support a cloud migration roadmap, or merge new data from an acquisition or other source. Data migration is also necessary when deploying another system that resides next to incumbent applications. Regardless…

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Hybrid Data Conference Recap And Highlights
  • June 17, 2021

Hybrid Data Conference Recap and Highlights

That's a Wrap! Wow! What a wonderful time we had at the 2021 Hybrid Data Conference! Over the course of two days, we showcased amazing demos, customer stories and technology advancements across the Actian portfolio. For those in attendance, we hope you enjoyed the event and opportunity to see a few of the ways…

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Why Do You Need A Data Hub?
  • July 13, 2020

Why do you need a Data Hub?

Are you still doing point-to-point integrations between your IT applications?  If you are, please stop.  It makes life difficult for your IT support staff, increases your overhead costs, and makes it harder for you to be agile and to evolve your integrations as business needs change.  Instead, consider whether this is the right time…

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What Is The Difference Between ETL And IPaaS?
  • July 9, 2020

What is the Difference Between ETL and IPaaS?

ETL (extract, transfer, and load) and IPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) are data integration methods to connect different IT systems and data sources together. While ETL is a set of techniques for moving data, IPaaS is a more holistic set of capabilities for moving and integrating data between IT systems.  IPaaS is often…

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Connected Data In The Cloud Increases AI System Performance
  • June 29, 2020

Connected Data in the Cloud Increases AI System Performance

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the core of the next wave of IT systems, and it is time to get ready. The past year has seen tremendous growth in the adoption of artificial intelligence systems to help companies improve operational insights and provide enhanced customer service experiences.  If you aren’t leveraging AI to support your…

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Connected Data To Drive Service Assurance In IT
  • June 22, 2020

Connected Data to Drive Service Assurance in IT

IT Service Management (ITSM) staff have a unique challenge to provide service assurance across a broad and diverse technology ecosystem. Connected data is essential to enable them to do their job effectively.  Your incident and problem management staff don’t know what they don’t know.  They can only see the data that is made available…

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Don’t Just Move Data, Integrate It!
  • June 18, 2020

Don’t Just Move Data, Integrate it!

If you are simply “lifting and shifting” data from one place to another, you are missing out on the power that a data integration platform can bring you.  It is time to look beyond extract, transfer, load (ETL) from individual source systems, and expand your integrations to include multi-source joins that enable you to…

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Deploy And Manage Your Integrations Anywhere, Anytime
  • June 15, 2020

Deploy and manage your integrations anywhere, anytime

With Actian DataConnect Integration manager, you can deploy, configure, manage and repair your integrations anywhere - meaning if it resides in the cloud, on-prem, or even if it is embedded in your SaaS applications, anytime. The latest release of Actian DataConnect Integration manager includes an important set of enhancements to the Integration Manager API…

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Actian Integration Platform Helps Healthcare Companies Quickly Onboard New Customers And Carriers
  • May 13, 2020

Actian Integration Platform Helps Healthcare Companies Quickly Onboard New Customers and Carriers

Healthcare companies are experiencing some trying times, made worse by the COVID-19 crisis.   Competitors are now becoming partners, research institutions, and pharma companies are taking a more active role in monitoring patient care, and governments are closely monitoring statistics on patient diagnosis.  Everyone in the extended healthcare industry is actively seeking to understand, plan,…

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Why Data Interoperability Is Vital In Healthcare
  • May 12, 2020

Why Data Interoperability is Vital in Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed fatal cracks in the way healthcare organizations share patient data. Actian DataConnect can help – supporting various healthcare industry standards and enabling rapid data interoperability interchange and transformation of electronic health records (EHR) between healthcare entities.  All while supporting data quality and adhering to healthcare privacy and security regulations.…

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Healthcare Companies Need To Be Aware Of Health Information Exchange Rule Changes And Understand How It Impacts Them.
  • May 5, 2020

Healthcare Companies Need to be Aware of Health Information Exchange Rule Changes and Understand how it Impacts them.

Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) play a critical role in enabling healthcare companies to share data by getting clinical information to where it is needed.  HIEs gather electronic medical information or EMR (Electronic Medical records ) from hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers across a region so the data can be shared securely.  This enables…

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Developing A 360-Degree View Of Your Customer With Connected Data
  • April 29, 2020

Developing a 360-Degree View of Your Customer With Connected Data

How well do you know your customers?  Do you know what they buy?  Do you know when and why they make purchases?  Do you know who influences their buying behavior?  Do you know how price sensitive they are and what types of promotions they respond to?  You should know these things.  Connected data can…

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Connected Data Makes Compliance Easier
  • April 22, 2020

Connected Data Makes Compliance Easier

Regulatory compliance can be a headache for any company.  If you do business globally, the challenge is even more significant.  Governmental regulations vary greatly across countries and even within local regions.  If that weren’t difficult enough, add on a continuous stream of regulatory changes, and you have a real problem.  Whether you are trying…

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In Healthcare, Connected Data Drives Holistic Patient Care
  • April 16, 2020

In Healthcare, Connected Data Drives Holistic Patient Care

Providing high-quality patient care is a team effort. Data is what enables healthcare professionals to understand the full scope of issues patients are facing, share diagnostic data, coordinate care across providers to ensure the best quality treatment recommendations, and follow-up care.  Over the past decade, healthcare companies have drastically expanded their use of technology…

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Five Reasons Why You Need An Enterprise Data Integration Strategy
  • March 31, 2020

Five Reasons Why You Need an Enterprise Data Integration Strategy

Modern businesses don't run on a single application – they leverage many IT systems to provide the capabilities to enable operational processes and users to be effective.  To ensure complex IT environments run smoothly, companies are placing increased focus on how systems are integrated, and the activities required to manage integrations across the ecosystem. …

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Capabilities To Enable The Next Wave Of Digital Transformation
  • March 10, 2020

Capabilities to Enable the Next Wave of Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is a journey, not a destination.  Over the past few years, companies of all sizes, across industries have embarked on digital transformation journeys to modernize the way they leverage technology within their organizations. Business processes have been re-defined and deeply integrated with IT systems, applications, and automation capabilities to create highly efficient…

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Do You Need A Data Fabric?
  • March 3, 2020

Do you Need a Data Fabric?

Are you challenged to provide faster access to integrated data across a diverse and distributed IT landscape? Over the past few years, IT organizations are increasingly being asked to automate the systems and processes involved in integrating and preparing their data for reporting, leveraging things like active metadata, artificial intelligence (AI) / machine learning…

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Is Your Integration Platform Ready To Embrace Emerging Technology Trends?
  • February 25, 2020

Is your Integration Platform Ready to Embrace Emerging Technology Trends?

Some exciting technology trends are emerging that are projected to hit the mainstream over the next few years that will have a significant impact on your data management systems.  Will your integration platform be ready to support these new trends?  If not, now is the time to act so you will be prepared to…

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Robotic Process Automation Is Hot – Integration Is Not!
  • February 24, 2020

Robotic Process Automation is Hot – Integration is Not!

Robotic process automation (or RPA for short) is the term used to describe the next generation of technology-enabled workflow management capabilities.  RPA solutions come in various sizes and shapes from a myriad of different vendors. RPA is the current buzzword and has enormous growth opportunity but integration is complex and requires expensive skills and…

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Real-Time Connected Data Warehouse – Operational Analytics Made Easy
  • February 17, 2020

Real-Time Connected Data Warehouse – Operational Analytics made easy

You've been doing the "digital transformation" thing for a couple of years – integrating your business and IT processes and leveraging technology and data in new ways to drive greater operational efficiency and immersive customer experiences.  Your users are happy, but management is starting to ask questions about what's next and how they can…

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Real-Time Connected Data Warehouse Use Case – Gain Real-Time Visibility Into Your IT Infrastructure – Connecting Operations Management, ITSM, And Cloud
  • February 13, 2020

Real-Time Connected Data Warehouse use case – Gain Real-Time Visibility into your IT Infrastructure – Connecting Operations Management, ITSM, and Cloud

Does your company have a real-time connected data warehouse where you can aggregate data flowing in from all of your IT systems together with streaming data from IoT, mobile, and SaaS services?  Can you easily connect your on-premises, cloud, and multi-cloud systems to enable centralized analytics?  If so, that's awesome! Now for the big…

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