Author: Irfan Ahmedtehreem-naeem

Leaders Under 30: Inspiring A Culture of Growth and Innovation

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Simplify Application Integration with the REST API Browser (Beta)

With a number of cloud applications, mobile apps, and IoT devices emerging on the digital horizon, businesses are discovering valuable uses for these streaming sources. On average, a business uses 1,935 apps. The challenge, however, is to integrate these multiple […]

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Understanding Structured, Semi-Structured, and Unstructured Data

When we talk about data or analytics, the terms structure, unstructured, and semi-structured data often get discussed. These are the three forms of data that have now become relevant for all types of business applications. Structured data has been around […]

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Automate PDF Data Extraction for Faster Insights

PDF (Portable Document Format) is an industry-standard and one of the most widely used formats for presenting and exchanging information. Some common business documents that are shared in PDF format include invoices, purchase orders, and contracts. However, while PDFs are […]

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5 Best Practices for Data Mapping

Data mapping is the process of establishing a connection between different objects in an integration flow. It is a rudimentary and one of the initial stages of all data management processes. In data mapping, different unsorted data objects are connected […]

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What is ETL Tool? And Why Do You Need It?

For a data-driven business, an ETL tool is indispensable, especially if you’re planning to extract and transform data from several sources before loading it into a centralized repository. But what exactly is an ETL tool? Read on to find out. […]

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A Guide on How to Use APIs For Data Retrieval

An API (i.e. Application Programming Interface) is a standardized and secure interface that allows applications to communicate and work with each other. This type of interface is purpose-built for information retrieval and updating without the need for manual user intervention. […]

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Fundamentals of Unstructured Data Management

A vast majority i.e. 80% of data in the world today is unstructured and this number continues to grow rapidly. To illustrate further on this statistic, structured enterprise databases can consist of up to tens of terabytes of data (including […]

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Announcing the Release of Astera Centerprise 8.2 – Taking Integration Innovations One Step Ahead

We are pleased to announce the rollout of Astera Centerprise 8.2 for all users. The latest release includes several feature enhancements in terms of connectivity and ease-of-use, further simplifying data integration for enterprise users. Here’s a brief overview of the […]

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Astera ReportMiner 8.2 – Improved UI, Easy Data Extraction

Packaged with Centerprise 8.2, the latest release of ReportMiner comes with a new and improved UI. This rollout offers improved customer experience with its enhanced user-friendliness, intuitive GUI, and smooth navigation. Moreover, it simplifies user interaction when modifying report models, […]

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Data Massaging: Benefits and Best Practices

Suppose your supervisor asks you to access your company’s database and lookup for a specific piece of information about a certain product or customer. While it does look like a straightforward task, it can be challenging to accurately locate that […]

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5 Best Practices for Customer Data Integration

Customer data integration (CDI) is an important aspect of customer relationship management that creates a ‘single source of truth’ by consolidating customer information from different business units. If performed correctly, it ensures that all business divisions have continuous access to […]

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Introduction to Zero-Code ETL Pipelines

Extract, transform, load (ETL) is one of the most critical parts of data integration. The process can be quite difficult if you are writing your code for the data ETL pipeline. Most data professionals acknowledge that the manual ETL process […]

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What is Data Integration and How Does It Work?

Most businesses nowadays use a variety of data management systems (ERP, CRM, SCM, etc.) and each system comes with its own data formats. Consequently, interoperability is one of the key challenges that businesses face whenever they want to use data […]

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Data Ingestion – Definition, Challenges, and Best Practices

Organizations today rely heavily on data for predicting trends, forecasting the market, planning for future requirements, understanding consumers, and business decision-making. But to accomplish these tasks, it is essential to get fast access to enterprise data in one place. This […]

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