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5 Reasons to Consider Informatica Lifecycle Management (ILM)

I recently implemented an Informatica Lifecycle Management (ILM) project at a national auto financing company and I would like to share some details about what I learned about ILM and the benefits my client received.  ILM is a mature and robust data archiving tool used by many organizations to manage and archive large sets of […]

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How to Load Late Arriving Facts in HCPDM

What are Late Arriving Facts? In data warehouses, dimensions are processed first and the facts are loaded later, with the assumption that all required dimension data is already available in the system and a Parent fact is already available before a child fact. But, this scenario may not always be the case because the nature […]

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Data Integration Challenges with Cloud-Based CRM

Adoption of cloud computing and SaaS applications continues to increase as advances in technology address concerns with security, privacy and customization limitations. The global SaaS market is projected to grow from $49B in 2015 to $67B in 2018, attaining a CAGR of 8.14% (Roundup of Cloud Computing Forecasts and Market Estimates, Forbes, Sept 27, 2015) […]

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All Things Data – Day 3 Informatica World 2016

Informatica World wrapped up last week with some exciting product discussions, including Informatica Product 360, Data Governance, and Cloud Data Management. The Informatica Cloud product team entertained business and IT on the ease of use and time to value of data readiness using Informatica Cloud including Cloud Big Data, Cloud MDM, and Cloud Data Integration. […]

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6 Disruptions in the World of Data – Day 2 Informatica World 2016

Day 2 at Informatica World has been equally as informative and exciting as day 1. The day started with Amit Wahlia (Chief Product Officer) discussing the 6 data disruptions leading to innovations that Informatica is watching – including mobile, social media, big data, IoT, security, and cloud. A cool example of data-driven disruption was Amazon […]

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Data 3.0 – Day 1 Informatica World 2016

There were 3 main themes during day 1 of Informatica World 2016, including a data competency model, Data 3.0, and updates to their partnership program as a part of their efforts to bolster their collection of data-ready solutions. Since the emergence of Informatica 20+ years ago, their vision to become market leaders in data management […]

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Building Your Own Personal Business Continuity Plan

Just like any small business, the operation of your own household depends on reliable processes and access to technology.  What would happen if your household suddenly lost access to critical services like bill pay, banking or investment websites, or maybe you lost your phone or laptop, or perhaps even lost you?  Just like that small business, […]

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Oracle Hyperion Installation and Configuration Class

In spite of the push by vendors to move to cloud based applications, many organizations are still installing software in their own data centers. Oracle University offers a couple great classes on the Oracle Hyperion infrastructure, specifically for installation and configuration of Oracle Hyperion Financial Management and Oracle Hyperion Planning.  Both of these classes provide […]

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Panel Discussions: Do This, Not That

About a month ago I attended a local infosec panel discussion (Detect and Defend,  hosted by the St. Louis Business Journal).  I’ve seen a lot of panel discussions, and I’ve even been a panelist from time to time, but none of those events were as particularly engaging as this one.  All of the panelists seemed […]

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Jump-Start Your Secure Coding Program With OWASP ASVS 3.0

The concept of secure coding used to be a little hazy, one of those you’ll-know-it-when-you-see it concepts.  Patterns for secure coding generally arrived as one-offs, where some vendor would recommend their product/library/framework  because it “solved critical security problem X and here’s why…”  Recently, however, the vast number of data breaches reported in the news has dramatically driven […]

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