22 Jul Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Wrangling Data

If you’re in sales or marketing then it’s very likely you have a data wrangling addiction.  Don’t deny it, we’ve all been there.  You hop between any number of systems in a given day (Salesforce, Eloqua, Oracle, SQL Server, HubSpot, etc., etc., etc.) and the only way to take control of your world is to…

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17 Jul Oracle Data Integrator ETL JDBC source for Eloqua marketing cloud

For many Oracle Data Integrator professionals, there is growing demand to consume SaaS data such as Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud.  Let’s get real, you’re responsible for supporting a wide range of data sources and may have never heard of Eloqua.  But with standards based JDBC connectivity to SaaS data – you become an instant marketing…

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10 Jul The 7 Bad Data Habits That Hamper Sales Operation Success

It’s all too easy to fall into bad habits at the office: browsing social media, online shopping during business hours, or maybe even sneaking glimpses of World Cup matches when you should be finishing that critical report. But what about the habits we don’t even realize we’re repeating day in and day out? These commonplace…

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01 Jul The Seven Deadly Sins of Data Analysts

With business success increasingly dependent on effective data management, expectations are set pretty high for BI analysts these days. Rising pressures often lead to cutting corners and invalid data. Not good! Especially because some of these offenses can put your organization in deadly peril. Tread carefully and be mindful that you aren’t guilty of the…

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27 Jun When Real-Time Data Calls, DataDirect Cloud Answers

Whether you’re an IT manager or business user, you most likely need access to real-time information residing in an organizational database—which inconveniently sits behind a secure corporate firewall. To get access to on-premise data usually requires a VPN connection, SSH tunneling or a configured firewall to expose the database port, which consumes valuable time and…

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26 Jun My First MongoDB World Experience

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When you travel to NYC for a conference, it goes without saying that you expect a fun and lively event. This week’s MongoDB World, my first experience at MongoDB World, proved to be even more fun and lively than expected! While I would love to make reference to the humongous levels of energy exhibited, any joke would downplay the true excitement shown by…

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25 Jun Showcasing Expanded DataDirect Connectivity at MongoDB World 2014

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Things are off to a great start at MongoDB World, and the show couldn’t have come at a better time, as we’ve just announced the expansion of Progress DataDirect on-premise connectivity to support MongoDB and Amazon Redshift. DataDirect now offers data integration for MongoDB and Amazon Redshift via both ODBC and JDBC standards. Many of today’s business critical systems are being developed with…

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11 Jun Creating a big data ecosystem in your organization

Consuming critical data and getting to grips with large-scale datasets have become vital requirements within enterprises today. The emergence of ‘big data’ has seen businesses of all sizes realize the potential they have lurking beneath the surface of the organization. Now they all want to bring it out of the depths and into the light….

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09 Jun SQL access with MongoDB ODBC for expanded adoption in financial services

Following Data Summit 2014 in Manhattan, I spoke with panels of industry experts about NoSQL technologies related to financial services.  Coincidentally, MongoDB headquarters is down the street and they have very clever business cards. I was able to speak with conference attendees about their use of MongoDB and learned how valuable it is for ingesting…

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03 Jun What’s Massive About MongoDB

Some things are just mismatched: Kirk and Spock, toothpaste and orange juice, and app development and data storage. Created to solve this last one, MongoDB is a general-purpose database that can be used in place of a relational database for greater functionality. Specifically, it gives developers the ability to query across the database and documents…

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