Integration and Data Quality in PowerDay 2008

In March-April, celebrated the seventh edition of Powerday, an annual event organized by PowerData , and this year was designed to provide attendees with an overview of the proper strategy to get the most out of data. I had the opportunity to go to Barcelona, ​​and enjoy the interesting papers that were made ​​in it.

Presentations were half an hour, in which he talked about the importance of data quality and integration processes on the state of technology and marketcurrent and, of course, on how to make things easier with the use of tools of Information and PowerCenter .

These are the titles of the presentations:

  • The correct data value beyond the IT department
  • Principles for ensuring good data quality within the organization
  • Data Masking: an effective response to claims of confidentiality
  • Corporate data integration Caprabo
  • Importance of having good data to the anal & iacute; ticos
  • The model of real-time organization places new demands on information management
  • Spanish Market Trends Data Management

I found particularly interesting in Caprabo , conducted by Sergio Champel, Head of Area Architecture and Integration of this company. Sergio explained how they had held both management and architecture for successfully carrying out an ambitious remodeling of the system integration and business intelligence Caprabo, with significant improvements to business processes, and 'closer ties' between operational systems and the Data Warehouse.

Caught my attention the phrase learn to use a hammer and everything seems a nail, which Sergio mentioned to make clear what they wanted to avoid when defining the architecture.It seemed a very accurate phrase, and applicable to many situations.

Presentation also noted that the importance of having good data on the analytical environments by Jorge Zaera, CEO of Microstrategy .

The rest were submitted by experts and managers PowerData that supiwere to show the different aspects to take into account everything related to integration and data quality, and what role these materials in the latest technological trends in the market, more and more process-oriented and service, as SaaS (Software as a Service), SOA (Service Oriented Architecture), BPM (Business Process Management), CPM (Corporate Process Management) and EIM (Enterprise Information Management)

For those who prefer talking about more tangible things, also provided a classification of types of projects that we can find in terms of data management:

  • Data warehouse
  • Data Migration
  • Data Consolidation
  • Master Data Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • B2B Data Exchange

The presentations were made a drawing for a trip to Las Vegas to attend Informatica World 2008.Turns out the lucky draw winner was me, so in a few weeks I hope to be posting a new article on my experiences in this event across the pond.