Month: August 2017

Server Monitoring 101: Getting Started with Nagios and Talend ESB

  After having had years of experience developing enterprise data and software solutions, I often find that one of the most neglected areas is in monitoring and alert systems. Normally, the focus of IT is always on business functionality, development, testing methodologies. However, the importance of server monitoring and alert systems cant be forgotten. Unfortunately, […]

How to Operationalize Machine Learning with Talend

  Today’s world has recently taken up an increased focus on machine learning and with data scientists/data miners/ predictive modellers / *whatever new job term may emerge* operating at the cutting-edge of technology, it cannot be forgotten that machine learning needs to be implemented in such a way to aid in the solution of real […]

3 Top Trends in Big Data, and 3 Things Holding Them Back

  Big Data as a set of technologies and as a business strategy is maturing. The upside to this maturation is more advanced tools, smoother deployments, and new business opportunities. The downside is the rise of new challenges that require smarter strategies if companies want to be truly successful in achieving their digital transformation goals. […]

How to Seamlessly Include GeoSpatial Data and Operations Into Your Data Integration Process

  With the increased availability of data through sensors, inter-connected mobile devices, social media and private or public spatial data sets, the demand for a seamless integration of spatial information into data-driven decision-making processes has reached a new high. We consider spatial data as any kind of data supplemented with additional information about the location […]

Why the Gartner Magic Quadrant is a Developer’s Secret Weapon

  The 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools will help catapult your latest Talend project from “your best-kept secret” into a organizationally-recognized example of genius.  We all have our ‘dirty little secrets’, if you will, don’t we? Maybe you threw a party at your parent’s house in high school when they were on […]

ETL, ELT, and UPM for Data Warehousing with Google BigQuery

  Authored by Darius Kemeklis, Myers-Holum, Inc It’s hard to believe that Data Warehousing (DW) has been around since 1970 when Bill Inmon first defined the term.  The 1990’s saw Bill Inmon and Ralph Kimball dueling on two different Data Warehousing approaches, with Kimball publishing The Data Warehousing Toolkit. The 2000’s saw MPP databases and the birth of Big Data and […]