Q&A Donal Farmer

Q&A with TreeHive Strategy’s Donald Farmer: How Magnitude is closing the gap on data connectivity

At this year’s Strata Data Conference, Magnitude unveiled its breakthrough data connectivity solution, Magnitude Gateway  with customers and partners. We caught up with data analytics thought leader and TreeHive Strategy principal, Donald Farmer on his perspective on data connectivity and Magnitude’s new offering. Read more

Kalido-Heritage Products and Magnitude Software

I’ve worked with the Kalido heritage products since the late nineties. Sometimes I’m asked how being part of Magnitude has helped our products like Magnitude DIW and Magnitude MDM. One of the first examples was using the Noetix METL connectors to automatically build the semantic layer for some of the business intelligence tools. We used to use another method to do this that we had to pay extra for and didn’t fully control. If a customer asked us to change something, we had to raise the issue with the provider we used and then were at the mercy of their schedule to implement it (and in the worst case, sometimes denied the request). Fast forward to using METL, we now control the end to end process and could take advantage of other BI tools that METL supports in the future. Read more

The Data Connectivity Imperative for Business Users and ISVs

Businesses are creating data at an explosive rate. Accessing that data from countless sources – in the cloud, on premises, from IoT devices and apps – or via hybrid environments in and of itself, is difficult at best. And the ease of putting that data to good use within popular business applications is practically impossible. Both these challenges require reliable and efficient data connectivity … a struggle for almost every organization. In part, and quite frankly, this is due to the fact that managing connectivity solutions takes useful resources away from other business, IT and product development requirements. Read more

How balancing the collection of and connection to data can help modernize data management

From Gartner’s ‘Modern Data Management Requires a Balance Between Collecting Data and Connecting to Data:Data and analytics leaders need to take an aggressive approach that creates an appropriate balance between data collection and data connection.

As the value of data as a core asset to digital business is now widely accepted, the most immediate reaction is attempting to collect it as if that was the key to delivering business value. The very popular data lake trend, for example, puts the collection process at the center. But collecting data doesn’t necessarily deliver business value, and collecting data may not even be possible.

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Why I joined Magnitude Software

Having spent more than two decades at the leading edge of the data management sector entrenched in its evolution and leading businesses across big data, data management and connectivity, I’m an ‘industry veteran’ in corporate speak. So at this defining point in my career, there are many boxes to tick in choosing my next move. After careful deliberation, I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve joined Magnitude Software as General Manager for its Connectivity business. Read more

Strata + Hadoop NY 2016: Data Gets Even Bigger

This week’s annual Strata + Hadoop World in New York City was, as one tweet described it, “The Lollapalooza of Big Data.” Magnitude Software had a great conference, meeting with customers, prospects and top analysts while taking in all that the ever-evolving data landscape has to offer.

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