data architecture

Why Architecture Matters for Data and Analytics – Part II

Following on from our first article on the aforementioned article, we demonstrated how Data Architecture provides an understanding of what data exists, where it is stored and how it flows throughout the organizations and/or systems. We also demonstrated how understanding system mapping, connection and configuration is key to formulating and deploying a data architecture that fits into the company’s objectives.

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BizTalk 2016 Release: Get an Integration Strategy to Upgrade Now

The BizTalk 2016 release has us pumped! This is the 10th major release from BizTalk, the enterprise-integration server that automates mission critical business processes. BizTalk 2016 bridges the digital transformation needs for on-premises automation while allowing the creation of applications in the cloud. Microsoft shared the integration future and roadmap late last year with detailed directions and key product offerings that
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Data migration to the Cloud with Talend

Smooth Move – Taking Data to the Cloud with Talend

As cloud computing continues to be a hot topic, with interest shown across all levels of organization. Its adoption is becoming rapid and showing no sign of slowing down. As this solution become cheaper and more widely utilized, cross database conversion is becoming prevalent. Industry leading relational database engines are very similar to one another, however, they are not identical in their supported data types, metadata or internal data manipulation capabilities. You might need to extract data from a cloud based storage for processing on-prem and load back into the cloud.

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Azure EA

Lower Your Azure EA Payments: PowerShell

If you’re like us, you want to better understand which resources in your enterprise agreement (EA) are “hot” to reduce cost. Then read on as we look at Azure EA Billing Summary with PowerShell. The Issue with EA We recently noticed that our EA payment had skyrocketed. We wanted to identify which subscriptions and resources were
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Advanced Analytics Data Scientist

Introduction to Data Science: Math + Tech = Business Smarts

Industries today are combining technology and advanced analytics to help make increasingly intelligent decisions. This is known as data science.

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Azure Active Directory: Creating Applications and SPNs with Powershell

As many of you know, Azure Active Directory (AAD) is Microsoft’s multi-tenant cloud based directory and identity management service. Like all of Microsoft’s Azure Services, it can be programmatically driven with Powershell. The defacto Powershell module to accomplish AAD automation is the Azure Active Directory v1.0 module, also known as the MSOnline module. While stable and incredibly useful, the module begins to show
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Why Upgrade to SharePoint 2016? – Modern User Experience

SharePoint 2016 has been redesigned to focus on providing a modern user experience. If you have been using Office 365, you will notice that SP 2016 looks a lot like Office 365. SharePoint 2016 provides users easy and simplified access to people, applications, and content so users can be more productive. At the same time,
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Software Maintainability – Considering Off the Shelf vs. Roll Your Own

Maintainability is essential to software quality. There are many aspects that come into consideration while building maintainable software. One of them is – building your own utility or infrastructure vs. picking up something ‘Off the self’.

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Test Talk: Automation Talent Shortage

Organizations have a challenging time finding qualified automation testing engineers because the tools and languages needed are many and varied. Instead of competing in the market for this scarce talent, organizations can build their own engineers from the ground up. Learn more about automation testing, SPR’s engineer bootcamp and its three critical elements.

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SharePoint 2016: New Compliance and Security Features

While SharePoint 2016 is an evolutionary update from SharePoint 2013, it does introduce some real power that differentiates it from its predecessor. Many of these features are within the infrastructure areas that are preparing SharePoint on-premises installations to be “hybrid first” deployments, but that same Cloud integration brings some of the features into parity with Office 365. We explore the areas of Compliance and Security which really benefit from these capabilities.

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