IT Automation for Data Warehousing Projects

By Kaitlin Olcott on Thu, Aug 20, 2015 @ 10:08 AM

Data Overload is a Challenge

Data moves through organizations in a constant state, going from one individual, department, or office to the next. As new and different data sources like social media and wearables become part of the data pool that businesses collect and analyze for decision-making, data warehousing processes are becoming increasingly complex.

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Workload Automation: The Universal Remote for IT

By Kaitlin Olcott on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 @ 09:01 AM

Growing Need for Workload Automation

Back in 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that the working week would be cut to 15 hours as technology advanced and living standards rose. But despite the technological innovation over the past 85 years, people are working longer hours and taking fewer vacations than ever before.

Similarly, despite the advances made in the computing industry, IT is more pressed for time than ever before. The sheer number of technologies, applications, and products that IT organizations must maintain and update has surged over the years. In fact, according to research by Gartner, most large organizations have more than three workload automation tools implemented in their environment.

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Informatica World: Platform-Based or Enterprise Automation?

By Colin Beasty on Thu, May 15, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

Legacy Schedulers No Longer Compete

In recent years, the democratization of analytic, reporting and BI solutions has become a driving force in the growing complexity of data integration and data warehousing models. Add to the equation the growing complexity and volume of information thanks to Big Data, and it’s no surprise that the underlying ETL and data warehousing processes to integrate and access data from multiple sources is becoming increasingly complex.

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Oracle OpenWorld: End-to-End IT Process Automation

By Colin Beasty on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:09 AM

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IT Automation: Delivering Big Data’s Benefits

By Colin Beasty on Mon, May 20, 2013 @ 07:05 AM

Attending Informatica World presents the opportunity to speak with IT professionals about one of the strongest use cases for job scheduling and IT automation: the end-to-end automation of ETL, data warehousing and business intelligence (BI) processes.

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Turkiye Finans Builds an "Architectural" IT Automation Solution

By Colin Beasty on Thu, Mar 14, 2013 @ 08:03 AM

Architectural Automation with ActiveBatch

We had the pleasure this week of speaking with a long standing customer for an update about their implementation. Turkiye Finans has been an ActiveBatch user since 2009 and Mucahit Yavuz, IT Operations Manager at Turkiye Finans, has been part of the ActiveBatch project from the beginning.

The conversation underscored a number of points, but most importantly, Turkiye Finans’ implementation of ActiveBatch highlights a strategy we mentioned in our previous post: taking a phased approach where singular processes were identified and automated, then complimentary processes and technologies have been added to the implementation, building an “architectural” IT automation solution.

For Turkiye Finans, it started with a common pain point: a collection of disparate, “point” scheduling tools and scripts, in this case an assortment of PowerShell scripts executed via Windows Task Scheduler and SQL Server Agent, .NET Assemblies and Web Services. This loosely cobbled together collection of tools represented the foundation for the automation of many of the bank’s key business processes, including updating of customer accounts, bill payments and transaction processes.

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Oracle OpenWorld 2012

By Colin Beasty on Tue, Oct 09, 2012 @ 17:10 PM

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