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Next-Generation Architecture Video #2 is Live!

Be sure to check out our next video in our Next-Generation Architecture video series. In this video we review some of the streaming solutions and what to consider. Additionally, we discuss the importance of using a Landing Zone to buffer the data to the Data Lake.
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New White Paper: What is Data Hoarding?

From our VP of Emerging Technologies Jared Hillam: I’m writing this white paper in the middle of the Coronavirus lockdown. Like many of you, I’ve made several attempts to buy toilet paper to no avail. Meanwhile, my friends have posted pictures of people forming a line (at 7:30 AM) wrapping around our local big-box retailer to get their hands on some. Who would have thought a humble roll of toilet paper would hold the public's attention like this...
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DATA WAREHOUSE MODERNIZATION DEEP-DIVE: A VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

Join us as we take a deep dive into modernizing your data warehouse with Snowflake. If you are looking to move off of Teradata and Netezza to enjoy all the benefits of the Snowflake, this virtual webinar is for you! This two-part webinar will take place on April 21st and 28th and be led by
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Next-Generation Data Architecture: INTRICITY101 Video Series

Have you checked out our latest INTRICITY101 video? We're starting a 4 part video on the Next-Generation Data Architecture using the cloud. This will feature Snowflake as the target platform due to its game-changing features. The next video will air on April 23rd. To register when it's ready, click here.
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New White Paper: Identity Resolution Powered by Snowflake

The Identity Resolution problem has been around as long as we’ve been keeping databases of records. The issue has always been: how do we identify that this record is the same as another if we do not have a “key” to match them on? Intricity has come across several case studies needing this kind of resolution. This is especially surfacing because of the CCPA and GDPR laws that require compliance in critical actions like "unsubscribes". When contacts unsubscribe, the organization has to identify all the records containing that contact no matter where that application record might be.  The problem is that organizations don't have a way of automatically identifying contacts that are duplicates.  Additionally, databases have customer records spread all over the organization. The awareness of these decentralized records occurs when the data lands in the Data Lake.  There are very expensive solutions (like Master Data Managment) out there to holistically attempt to solve this problem. However, they represent such an expensive and high touch solution to the problem that they are immediately unrealistic for adoption.  The Intricity solution delivers a much simpler process which can establish the link between records through a Machine Learning based process. Once the ML has been trained, the Identity Resolution solution establishes a unique key for duplicate records, enabling uniqueness to be identified.  Many use cases that exist are directly helped by the solution described in this white paper. We will focus on just two.  In this technology brief we identify the core tenants of Identity resolution and how to deploy it using Snowflake's best of breed data processing engine. Intricity can help you establish this solution within your organization, starting with a strategy to centralize all the records in a Stream, Landing Zone, and ultimately the Data Lake.
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What is Data Orchestration?

Data Orchestration is a critical part of setting up cloud data ingestion frameworks. So what is data orchestration and how do we set ourselves up for success? Watch this video as Jared Hillam reviews what it is and how it's a critical part of setting up cloud data ingestion frameworks. Click here for video: https://youtu.be/iyw9puEmTrA Did you like our latest INTRICITY101 video? Be sure to subscribe to our channel so you don't miss any upcoming videos and catch up on any topics you may have missed. This channel is where we simplify complex topics in the Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Data Management spaces for IT, Business and learners can understand.   
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New White Paper: The Commoditization of Networks

A couple of days ago while presenting at one of our workshops, we had an attendee ask us, “What do you see happening with cloud in 10 years?” The folks on the stage didn’t seem to have a really great answer, and it got me thinking of what my own answer would be. The general answer on the stage was, “Man that’s a hard call because the horizon is so far out”, and they’re right. That IS far out. Just think about it. 10 Years ago was 2010, back then I was just barely starting to consider AWS for one of my client’s data backup, but NOBODY was really taking that option seriously. My client’s reaction was, “that wouldn’t be secure”. Back then, Hadoop was just starting its meteoric rise up the hype cycle.
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