Data Integration

Data integration is the extraction, transformation and loading of data from disparate systems into a data warehouse or data mart for the purposes of manipulation and reporting. Data integration has traditionally focused on manipulating and analyzing historical data, either to detect trends or to support "what-if" queries by adjusting some of the values.


Word Games: Machine Translation and Speech Recognition Evolve

The explosion of mobility that has been an increasing characteristic of personal and business relationships during the past decade is having a secondary impact that tends to run under the radar More >

The Changing Face of Information Technology

To say that change is coming to the enterprise is like saying the sun will rise in the east tomorrow.   But even while change has been a constant factor in data infrastructure since the first More >

Mobile App Stores for Enterprises Come of Age

Enterprise planners and IT managers have spent the better part of the past year coming to grips with mobility. Two of the vexing questions are whether to let employees bring their own devices to work More >

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New Informatica Release Focuses on Getting Value from Big Data

Informatica 9.5 is scheduled to be available by month-end, with additional capabilities coming by year-end. It’s a major release for the integration vendor, driven by what Informatica sees as the three major Big Data problems enterprises face: using social data, data in the cloud and Hadoop datasets. Informatica’s chief marketing officer, Chris Boorman, explains in this interview with IT Business Edge’s Loraine Lawson.

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SnapLogic Uses REST-Based Approach to Cloud and On-Premise Integration

John Schuster, vice president of engineering at SnapLogic, explains to IT Business Edge's Loraine Lawson how he sees both cloud and Big Data putting new demands on ETL and EAI integration approaches. More >

How One Traditional B2B Integration Company Found Growth in the Cloud

Trisha Gross, CEO of Hubspan, says the company is using a channel strategy to drive growth by partnering with cloud-based companies. And it seems to be working: Last year, the company recorded nearly More >

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Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making


SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data

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