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Progress DataDirect Eases Access to Coud and On-Premises Data

Speaking of data connections, Progress recently announced “the first vendor-agnostic hybrid connector that provides secure firewall-friendly access to back-office data from any cloud, independent of vendor or technology.” I’m pairing this with the Axway item to reinforce that there are, in fact, many data connection options out there. I’m discussing data connections in general to make broader points: all the data you need won’t necessarily be copied into your internal marketing database and data integration needs extend beyond marketing.

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Dataiku Raises $14 Million for Its Predictive Application Development Platform

November 2, 2016

Dataiku has received a $14 million Series A investment to expand its integrated predictive application development platform. The system combines data ingestion, preparation, analysis, visualization, workflow, predictive analytics, collaboration, and deployment. It works on several big data platforms and runs primarily in-house. This is a generic system, not specifically for marketing. But it illustrates the continued maturation of the technologies that underlie CDPs.

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IT Teams Build Sloppy Automations: TeamDynamix Survey

August 17, 2022

IT teams spend lots of time on repetitive requests from business users, finds this TeamDynamix survey.  You might think the implication is IT should let users do more for themselves.  But the main time-wasters are things like password resets, employee on-boarding, and managing credentials, which can’t really be delegated.  And here’s the kicker: IT professionals automate those tasks by building sloppy, insecure, undocumented scripts, just like the non-professionals.   Fun fact: 53% of teams manage 100 or more applications.

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