Five worthy reads: Is your enterprise dealing with data sprawl properly?

Five worthy reads is a regular column on five noteworthy items we’ve discovered while researching trending and timeless topics. This week, we define what data sprawl is and how organizations can cope with it effectively. Data sprawl—defined as the proliferation of data into endpoints, servers, applications, BYODs, operating systems, network environments, and even other geo-servers—can be a challenge to monitor and control.


Why Context is Critical in a Data-Driven World

Research firm IDC predicts that overall data volumes will grow from 33 zettabytes in 2018 to 175 zettabytes by 2025. 50% of the data will come from IoT devices and nearly 30% of the data will get consumed in real-time by 2025. The data economy has changed the game on how enterprises will need to work with digital technologies to become more effective, competitive, and innovative.


Gartner is fully in the cloud. Are you?

As many of you know, Gartner is recognized as one of the premier analyst firms by most enterprise IT organizations. Given the broad and diverse set of customers Gartner serves -- many risk averse and conservative towards new technologies, Gartner generally tends to recommend incremental and measured changes. Imagine our surprise when Gartner made this very bold statement "on-premises is the new legacy.


Observing Google Cloud Platform Services Best Practices

Google Cloud Platform (GCP), offered by Google, is a suite of cloud computing services that runs on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally for its end-user products, such as Google Search, Gmail and YouTube. Google Cloud Platform provides infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, and serverless computing environments.


Putting the Hack in Hackathon: The Winners of Looker_Hack : London

Following the success of our first Hackathon last October at JOIN 2018, we wanted a way to show some #LoveLookerLove to the folks across the Atlantic. To do this, we decided to fly out to the UK, meet more of our innovative Looker customers, and host our first Hackathon event in London.


How-to: Automate the Systems Security Services Daemon Installation and Troubleshoot it with Ansible - Part 2

We summarized the technical details about the Systems Security Services Daemon’s configuration and installation in the previous blog post: Best Practices Guide for Systems Security Services Daemon Configuration and Installation (Part 1).


How to bulk load Snowflake tables using Talend Cloud Platform

Talend Cloud is an Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) offering by Talend. It is a fully managed cloud option which has the capabilities of data integration, data stewardship, data preparation, API designer and Tester and Pipeline designer. These tools can be used for lightweight ETL and detecting the schema on the fly. One of the unique features of Talend Cloud is it provides both on premise and cloud execution environments.