Learn how best-in-class organisations cost-effectively rationalise, sustain, modernise, and future-proof their application environments in order to pave the way to harnessing the power of big data.
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It’s been well publicised that spiralling volumes of data and the increasing variety of new data sources have lead to application environments becoming complex and unwieldy. This is compounded by M&A activity or business units acquiring their own applications. The back drop of the current economic climate and increasing cost pressures draws further attention towards the need to simplify and rationalise IT estate, consolidate the number of data centres, manage data security, and drive more efficient ways to provision copies of production data for test and development purposes.
During this Informatica seminar you will discover why many organisations now consider Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) as an essential component in their strategy to manage IT costs and improve operational efficiencies.
Key topics covered during this short seminar:
- Why organisations need to move beyond merely sustaining applications in order to drive business innovation.
- How a data-centric approach to application optimisation will streamline operations, liberate valuable IT resources, deliver more valuable data to the business, and ultimately – allow your organisation to do more with less.
- How to cost-effectively protect sensitive data in production and development environments – while meeting retention and privacy regulations.
- How to meet the challenges of enforcing data security in the era of big data.
- How to easily retire duplicate or outdated applications while minimising the number and complexity of application interfaces.
- How to safely archive data while retaining access so you can easily respond to audit and eDiscovery requests.
Andy Hayler from The Information Difference is the keynote speaker – Andy is one of the world’s foremost experts on Master Data Management.
Find out more about the Informatica Practical MDM Seminar
Having an accurate, complete and authoritative source of Master Data is essential to meet business initiatives like customer centricity, process improvement and regulatory compliance. Despite this, many organisations struggle to get their Master Data Management programmes started. This is often due to the perceived complexity, investment and the degree of organisational alignment required to undertake MDM.
The reality is that if approached in the right way MDM can be successfully delivered in a timely and non-intrusive fashion, providing demonstrable value back to the organisation. This half day Informatica seminar will explain how to achieve this, and will cover:
- What is MDM and where does it offer most value?
- How to build upon your existing data management foundation to deliver tactical MDM solutions in a cost, time and risk effective manner.
- How to build a business case for MDM and get your initiative started.
- How to accelerate MDM initiatives using Informatica MDM product and professional services assets.
- How to ensure success – best practices in MDM delivery and customer case studies.
At the end of the seminar you will have a clear understanding of how to identify, justify and initiate MDM initiatives aimed at specific use cases within your organisation. By breaking your strategic MDM need into smaller, easier to deliver, increments you can embark upon your MDM journey in a controlled manner and begin exploiting this powerful technology to deliver value to your key business programmes.
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In this TDWI Checklist Report, best-selling author David Loshin provides detailed recommendations for developing a value justification for Next Generation Data Integration which engages business sponsors, as well as guidance on developing a strategic IT road map for promoting the value of data architecture and data integration.
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David Loshin examines the challenge of effectively translating the perception of “data as an asset” into concrete terms. This is particularly useful as IT and data management proposals draw increased scrutiny – after all, a clear value proposition is a prerequisite for getting budget allocated. But it does not stop there, it is essential to secure the ongoing support of business users. This can only be achieved by developing a strategic IT road map which is in lockstep with the current, and future needs of the business.
The seven recommendations detailed within this TDWI Checklist Report:
- Engage with business sponsors to clarify information value and prioritise data integration initiatives.
- Develop a strategic road map and program for data integration as a discipline.
- Evolve the data architecture to support key emerging technologies.
- Adjust the data integration and analytics architecture to scale with business productivity demands.
- Employ data integration and metadata tools to drive change.
- Develop tools for self service and collaboration, and encourage it.
- Promote the proper level of data governance.
The Informatica Seminar: “Messaging Middleware Performance Breakthroughs” takes place on Wednesday 12 June (08:30 – 13:00) at the Grange City Hotel in London.
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The Capital Markets industry has come to know 29West/Informatica Ultra Messaging software as the consistent and relentless leader in unique architectural innovations and performance advancements that enable quantum leap improvements in electronic trading application communication and business results.
During this seminar you will learn about our two most recent first-to-market innovations and performance breakthroughs, along with the methodologies and results of associated benchmark tests. We will demonstrate how we have broken the 100 nanosecond latency barrier with a new, game-changing transport, and how we provide global guaranteed message delivery over WAN links with new dynamic message routing technology.
What you will learn about during this Informatica Ultra Messaging half day event:
- The new Shared Memory Acceleration (SMX) transport for the absolute fastest messaging software available. SMX provides both inter-process and inter-thread communication (IPC & ITC) and delivers sub-100 nanosecond latency across all language bindings including C, .NET, and Java.
- The new Dynamic Routing Option (DRO) which provides WAN-optimised protocols, enables global guaranteed message delivery, and dynamically routes messages over the shortest path between topic resolution domains.
- A preview of future product roadmap plans showcasing our on-going commitment to performance and architectural innovation breakthroughs.
Attendees will receive copies of the full benchmark reports that are being published.
In this white paper, best-selling author Dr. Ralph Kimball provides detailed guidance for designing, administering, and deploying an Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) to support business analytics in the era of big data.
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Dr. Kimball examines the similarities and differences of 20 use cases for big data analytics – summarising the salient structure and processing characteristics for each. This is an important exercise because any given enterprise is increasingly likely to encounter more than one of these use cases. It is also important to draw on the lessons learned from the early data warehousing era – while also gaining a thorough understanding of the new culture, technical skills, techniques, systems and organisational changes that will be required for big data analytics over the coming decade.
The key topics covered within this Kimball Group white paper include:
- Why data should be considered as an asset on the balance sheet.
- The differences between conventional Relational Database Management Systems (RDMS) and MapReduce/Hadoop systems – and why there is a need for these to coexist.
- The importance of sandboxes and why they should form part of a cross-divisional analytics community.
- Why it will become increasingly important for Complex Event Processing and EDW to share data and work more closely together in the coming decade.
- How the use of light touch data will expand over the next decade.