[Video] Convert ACORD Insurance XML to Talend Data Preparation

Uli Bethke XML

In this video we will show you how easy it is to convert complex XML files that are based on ACORD. ACORD is an industry data standard in the insurance sector.

We first use Flexter's powerful XML Converter to parse the files into text (CSV,TSV). We then load the data into Talend Data Preparation for data cleansing and further analysis. Talend Data Preparation is a new breed of self-service analytics tools that lets data analysts apply data transformations through an intuitive GUI.

Flexter completely automates the transformation of complex XML. We can work with any industry data standard.  Flexter cuts development time by up to 80%. It is written in Scala and runs on top of Spark a distributed compute framework. It can scale to any volume of XML data. You can convert your XML files with the free version of Flexter.

Which data formats apart from XML also give you the heebie jeebies and need to be liberated? Please leave a comment below or reach out to us.

About the author

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Uli has 18 years’ hands on experience as a consultant, architect, and manager in the data industry. He frequently speaks at conferences. Uli has architected and delivered data warehouses in Europe, North America, and South East Asia. He is a traveler between the worlds of traditional data warehousing and big data technologies.

Uli is a regular contributor to blogs and books, holds an Oracle ACE award, and chairs the the Hadoop User Group Ireland. He is also a co-founder and VP of the Irish chapter of DAMA, a non for profit global data management organization. He has co-founded the Irish Oracle Big Data User Group.