“Show me the money!” The famous quote from the hit movie Jerry Maguire describing how negotiation works between two people actually also works as a great analogy for data governance.
June 22, 2017
We data managers come from all walks. Relatively few of us have the title Data Manager or have data management as our primary job duty. It’s almost always an add-on responsibility—a vital role certainly, but one often layered on top of our real jobs. Some of us are software application developers and others are database administrators, data scientists, or business analysts. However, for any given data-centric activity, we are all, at heart and in practice, programmers.
April 27, 2017
We’re not going to stop watching TV, consuming video, or checking Facebook anytime soon. As these practices endure, media companies must continue to support them, while also growing greater value from their digital assets. These major forces in our time—media consumption and data’s insane growth—show dramatic momentum for actionable business, and to stay relevant, media companies are embracing data-driven strategies more than ever before.
April 18, 2017
The concept of “event-driven programming” has been around for a long time. And this approach can actually be implemented when designing data transformations with virtually no additional effort—depending on proper tooling, of course. From my experience, every data-driven company is in dire need of having data movement automated.
April 18, 2017
In this blog, we’ll go over quick ways to troubleshoot issues in CloverDX Server and Designer using some methods from our CloverCARE support team. Here are some tips on where to locate logs and which system files are the best to use.
April 06, 2017
Nobody wants to go through a data migration. The sooner it’s done, the better you say. But a successful migration actually takes more thoughtful prep and planning than we often choose to invest. In this blog, we want help lay some groundwork for better planning, sharing three common misconceptions about data migrations that hinder a project’s progress.
March 29, 2017
Is data quality an integral part of your data-driven business strategy? Chances are, not completely—not yet, anyway. Nearly 40% of all company data is inaccurate, yet we know full well that the quality of data has a direct impact on how valuable insights are. By working with dirty data, companies run the risk of polluting their results and decisions.
March 22, 2017
Have you tried integrating data from a 3rd party application into Salesforce to give your sales team a 360-degree view of your customers? If the answer’s yes, my guess is it most likely involved purchasing an extension of Salesforce with a 3rd party application (via the AppExchange) or by creating a custom application. But what if there’s no AppExchange listing for your particular need? Wouldn’t it be useful if you could still hook that system to your Salesforce ecosystem and benefit from seeing that additional data?
March 07, 2017
The rise of data citizens has sparked lively discussions in the data community. From citizen integrators to citizen data scientists or citizen analysts, the list keeps growing. Generally, data citizens can be seen as data users harnessing analytical tools and certain skills to get insights from data without waiting on an IT team for answers.
January 27, 2017
Data integration software and ETL tools provided by the CloverDX platform (formerly known as CloverETL) offer solutions for data management tasks such as data integration, data migration, or data quality. CloverDX is a vital part of enterprise solutions such as data warehousing, business intelligence (BI) or master data management (MDM). CloverDX Designer (formerly known as CloverETL Designer) is a visual data transformation designer that helps define data flows and transformations in a quick, visual, and intuitive way. CloverDX Server (formerly known as CloverETL Server) is an enterprise ETL and data integration runtime environment. It offers a set of enterprise features such as automation, monitoring, user management, real-time ETL, data API services, clustering, or cloud data integration.