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Weekly Newsletter, May 19, 2017

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that have recently emerged in the Industry. AMAX Launches The World’s First Elastic Deep Learning Cloud AMAX, a leading provider of Cloud/IaaS, Deep Learning, Enterprise computing infrastructure solutions, announces release of the MATRIX, the world’s first elastic on premise deep learning cloud … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, May 19, 2017”

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Weekly Newsletter, Apr 28, 2017

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. ALCF Seeking Proposals to Advance Big Data Problems in Big Science The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Data Science Program (ADSP) is accepting proposals from April 24 to June 15 for projects hoping to … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Apr 28, 2017”

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Weekly Newsletter, Apr 21, 2017

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. 1010data Delivers New Software Development Kits 1010data, Inc., offering an integrated platform that combines self-service data management and analytics at scale with ready-to-use data, today announced the release of its improved application development … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Apr 21, 2017”

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Weekly Newsletter, Apr 14, 2017

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. Kinetica to Showcase GPU-Accelerated Analytics Database Kinetica announces it will showcase the latest advances in its GPU-accelerated analytics database and discuss how to leverage streams and fast data for real-time insights at industry … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Apr 14, 2017”

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Weekly Newsletter, Feb 17, 2017

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past two weeks. BlueData announces New Winter Release of BlueData EPIC software platform This release delivers several new enhancements for data science operations, bringing DevOps agility and collaboration to data science teams as well as … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Feb 17, 2017”

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Weekly Newsletter, Feb 03, 2017

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past weeks. Advanced Logic Analytics (ALA)  Launches into Global Financial Services Marketplace Advanced Logic Analytics launches into the global financial services marketplace to address the market`s growing requirement for big data analytics. (1/24/17) Read article … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Feb 03, 2017”

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Weekly Newsletter, Jan 25, 2017

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. 1010data Joins Nielsen Connected Partner Program Combined solution enables retailers and manufacturers to blend shopping analytics, unify data across all sources, and gain an enhanced view of consumers (1/12/17) Read article ***** The … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Jan 25, 2017”

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Weekly Newsletter, Nov 04, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. Alation announces Alation Tableau Edition Alation announces the planned Q4 release of a new product, Alation Tableau Edition, a data governance offering specifically designed for Tableau users. (11/2/16) Read article ***** AtScale Releases … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Nov 04, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, Oct 21, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. Axiomatics Launches Axiomatics SmartGuard for Big Data Axiomatics SmartGuard for Big Data enforces access to Big Data stores with a contextual, policy-based approach, to safeguard sensitive data. (10/18/16) Read article ***** Bigstep Launches … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Oct 21, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, Sep 23, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® CouchDB™ v2.0 Apache CouchDB 2.0 is the result of the donation and subsequent merger of IBM Cloudant’s BigCouch project to The Apache Software Foundation, giving the project … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Sep 23, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, Sep 16, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. BizEquity and Equifax Partner to Deliver Big Data for Small Businesses Partnership to offer a new business valuation tool to help financial professionals prospect more effectively and small business owners better understand their … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Sep 16, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, Sep 09, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past two weeks. Adaptive Computing Acquired by ALA Services Adaptive Computing, provider workload and resource orchestration software, announces it has been acquired by ALA Services LLC (ALA), the investment entity of Arthur L. Allen, founder, … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Sep 09, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, Aug 26, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. BlueTalon Announced it has closed over $16 million in Series A financing BlueTalon adds Matthew Kinsella to its Board along with raising $16m Series A financing led By Maverick Ventures. (8/25/16) Read article … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Aug 26, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, Aug 19, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. Cycle Computing Collaborates With NCCS and the University of Minnesota Cycle Computing, provider of cloud computing orchestration software for Big Compute and Big Data, announced its ongoing involvement in optimizing research spearheaded by … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Aug 19, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, Aug 12, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. AWS Releases Amazon Kinesis Analytics AWS announces Amazon Kinesis Analytics to be a fully managed service for continuously querying streaming data using standard SQL. (8/11/16) Read article ***** School of Data Science Research, … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Aug 12, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, Aug 05, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. Apple Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup Perceptio  Apple has confirmed to Bloomberg its acquisition of deep learning company Perceptio, which uses artificial intelligence to classify photos on smartphones. (8/05/16) Read article ***** Bright Computing … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Aug 05, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, July 15, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. Amplero Raises $8 Million In Series A Funding  Leading Venture Capitalists Invest in Amplero’s Vision & Differentiated Approach to Machine Learning-based Marketing; Funds Will Accelerate Go-to-Market Strategy. (7/14/16) Read article ***** Machine learning … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, July 15, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, July 08, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. DDN to Open Advanced Technology Research and Development Centre in Paris  DataDirect Networks (DDN) responds to strong European demand for high performance big data storage solutions by announcing it has relocated and expanded … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, July 08, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, July 01, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. H2O.ai Unveils Sparkling Water 2.0  New features include the ability to interface with Apache Spark, Scala and MLlib via H2O.ai’s Flow UI, build ensembles using algorithms from both H2O and MLlib. (7/1/16) Read … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, July 01, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, June 24, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. Alation Partners with Hortonworks  Alation announced certification of its Alation platform with the Hortonworks Data Platform™ (HDP) and interoperability with Apache Tez™. (6/22/16) Read article ***** Attivio Expands Technology Alliance with Hortonworks  Attivio, … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, June 24, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, June 19, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. Accenture Launching Advanced Analytics targeting Fraud  Accenture is launching seven new advanced analytics applications to more effectively detect and remediate fraud. (6/15/16)  Read article ***** Drillinginfo Announces New Analytics Tools  Drillinginfo, an oil and … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, June 19, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, June 10, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. AGL SELECTS HORTONWORKS AGL Energy Limited (AGL), Australian energy providers, has selected Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP®) to help deliver a better customer experience. (6/8/16) Read article ***** Apache Spark for Azure HDInsight GA … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, June 10, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, June 03, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. Continuum Analytics Announces First AnacondaCON Conference Continuum Analytics – creator of open source analytics platform Anaconda powered by Python – announced the inaugural Anaconda user conference scheduled February 7-9, 2017 in Austin.  (6/02/16) … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, June 03, 2016”

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Three Reasons to Consider Zaloni’s Data Lake Platform

Information-rich Data Landscape Today’s complex data landscape precludes reliance on a traditional, structured approach to data analysis for organizations seeking to extract the most insightful information from the data. The structured approach, characterized by pre-defined KPI’s and measures, was sufficient in the past when analysis was restricted to clearly understood enterprise data. Now, information-rich external … Continue reading “Three Reasons to Consider Zaloni’s Data Lake Platform”

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Weekly Newsletter, May 20, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. AgilData Scalable Cluster for MySQL launched Release will assist MySQL operators meet reliability, scale and performance demands of business critical applications. (5/19/16) Read article ***** AtScale announces $11M in Series B round funding … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, May 20, 2016”

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Informatica World 2016: Digital Disruption Demands Data Centricity

Data Powers Business Informatica World 2016, being held in Moscone West, San Francisco on May 23 -26, is the launching pad for Informatica’s “Next-Gen Data Architecture.” The conference theme is “Data Powers Business”, a response to the evolving data-centric landscape in which data intelligence and customer experience are driving business and technology decisions. At IW … Continue reading “Informatica World 2016: Digital Disruption Demands Data Centricity”

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Six Recommendations for a Hybrid Approach to the Data Stack

A linear or non-linear data stack? The answer to this question is straightforward within the context of quantitative disciplines like mathematics in which “linear” and “non-linear” are well defined and differentiated. The answer is less obvious in reference to data management and analysis. The industry acknowledges that a traditional, strictly linear IT-centric approach is ineffective … Continue reading “Six Recommendations for a Hybrid Approach to the Data Stack”

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Weekly Newsletter, May 13, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. Adobe announces New Data Science and Advertising Capabilities New advertising capabilities in Adobe Media Optimizer coupled with new integrations within Adobe Marketing Cloud aim to provide optimal ad experiences across digital touch points … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, May 13, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, May 6, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. Alteryx Analytics 10.5 Released New release enables access to Cloud data and other big data sources, sharing and scaling without compromising data governance, and adds new international, third-party geospatial data and geocoding capabilities … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, May 6, 2016”

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Pitney Bowes’ New Solution brings Unified Customer Recognition across Channels

Pitney Bowes’ Single Customer View solution launched on March 31, 2016 arrives at a time when customers are demanding greater personalization in their interactions with businesses. An unambiguous, up-to-date 360-degree perspective on individuals and organizations is now essential for conducting business most effectively in the Financial Services, TelCo, Insurance, Retail, Healthcare, and Public sectors. Ecommerce … Continue reading “Pitney Bowes’ New Solution brings Unified Customer Recognition across Channels”

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What differentiates Informatica’s Intelligent Data Lake platform?

Three reasons why you should be impressed with Informatica’s Intelligent Data Lake platform:  Cohesiveness, Cohesiveness, and Cohesiveness! Informatica raises the bar While other leading Data Integration vendors advertise a broad portfolio of products that might include Master Data Management, Self-service Data Preparation and Big Data Integration, Informatica raises the bar by combining the power of … Continue reading “What differentiates Informatica’s Intelligent Data Lake platform?”

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Weekly Newsletter, Apr 30, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. BMC Launches TrueSight Intelligence TrueSight Intelligence is a cloud-based big data analytics solution that collects and analyzes machine, business, and operational data from multiple sources.  (4/26/16) Read article ***** Google AI has access … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Apr 30, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, Apr 24, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. Dataguise announces Dataguise DgSecure for Amazon Web Services Dataguise DgSecure detects, protects and monitors sensitive data across Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) via the Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) platform.   (4/19/16) Read … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Apr 24, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, Apr 17, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. DataStax Introduces DataStax Enterprise (DSE) Graph This enterprise graph database is built From Cassandra and TitanDB. (4/12/16) Read article ***** Dell Launches Statistica 13.1 to Expand Accessibility Latest version of Statistica is intended … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Apr 17, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, Apr 09, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. Comparing Key Big Data Integration Patterns Delinates pros and cons of five key big data integration patterns to assist in aligning with use cases.  (4/9/16) Read article ***** Goldman Sachs invests millions in … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Apr 09, 2016”

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Comparing Patterns of Big Data Integration

Previously, I introduced five key patterns of big data integration. Here, we review those patterns, then dive into the pros and cons of each. Five key big data integration patterns With increased reliance on Hadoop and Spark for data management, processing and analytics, data integration strategies should evolve to exploit big data platforms in support … Continue reading “Comparing Patterns of Big Data Integration”

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Weekly Newsletter, Apr 02, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. Actian to offer Actian Analytics on Microsoft Azure Actian announced that it is working closely with Microsoft to deliver Actian Analytics Database – Matrix and Actian Vector in Hadoop (VectorH) advanced analytics products … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Apr 02, 2016”

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Weekly Newsletter, Mar 25, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. Microsoft opens Big Data Factory to ease migration to Azure Microsoft states that its Copy Wizard tool, which provides an interactive interface for customers, will simplify movement of data between Azure QL, Azure … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Mar 25, 2016”

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Denodo Platform 6.0 Accelerates Data Virtualization Initiatives

Data Virtualization is a growing segment of the Data Integration market. A key player, Denodo, has just announced Release 6.0 of its Denodo Platform by end of March. Key distinguishing features of this latest release are expected to push this vendor to the forefront of Data Virtualization implementation. These features (see below) include exploitation of … Continue reading “Denodo Platform 6.0 Accelerates Data Virtualization Initiatives”

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Weekly Newsletter, Mar 18, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. Talend Brings Spark Processing to iPaaS with Integration Cloud The new version of Talend’s Integration Cloud allows organizations to execute Big Data and Data Integration projects running on AWS Redshift or AWS Elastic … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter, Mar 18, 2016”

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Data Virtualization vs. Self-service Data Preparation

Data Virtualization and Self-service Data Preparation (see definitions below) may appear to be “redundant” technologies at first glance based on their overlapping product capabilities. However, by scrutinizing their respective targeted use cases and personas, strengths and weaknesses (see Table 1 below), it becomes clear that these technologies can be complementary and thus can work in conjunction (See … Continue reading “Data Virtualization vs. Self-service Data Preparation”

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Weekly Newsletter – March 12, 2016

The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week. Biometric Authentication in Healthcare IVR Technology Group and CommuniGate announced ActiveAuth, a joint venture with the goal of building a HIPAA compliant application that will protect the security of a patient’s medical records … Continue reading “Weekly Newsletter – March 12, 2016”

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Syncsort Establishes a New Milestone in Exploiting Mainframe Data with Hadoop

Syncsort is a key player in mainframe data access and integration. The company’s DMX-h product enables ingestion of historical, mainframe data into Hadoop, thereby capitalizing on the power of Hadoop for processing and analyzing mainframe data in combination with other relevant data. Syncsort has taken a significant leap forward with its latest release of DMX-h … Continue reading “Syncsort Establishes a New Milestone in Exploiting Mainframe Data with Hadoop”

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Unmanaged Self-service leads to Unreliable Insights

Can “self-service” be truly autonomous? Can today’s self-service products be used to perform data unification, preparation and analysis to successfully glean relevant, unambiguous business insights in the absence of IT involvement? Enterprises today are ill-prepared for self-service initiatives that are not managed by IT. Why is self-service attractive? Self-service Data Unification, Data Preparation (SSDP), and … Continue reading “Unmanaged Self-service leads to Unreliable Insights”

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8 Challenges for the Biomedical Industry in terms of Big Data

We are anticipating an exponential growth in the availability of genomics big data, thank to Next-generation Sequencing (NGS) platforms that have reduced the time and cost for sequencing genomes. NIH data (see Figure 1) indicates a reduction in the cost of sequencing an entire genome from $100M in 2001 to around $1,000 in 2015. In a … Continue reading “8 Challenges for the Biomedical Industry in terms of Big Data”

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Why Big Data Is Still In Its Adolescence!

There exists a viewpoint that big data has achieved maturity. From my perspective, there is still room to grow. Traditional data management and data integration approaches continue to undergo changes that are disrupting and altering product offerings, or resulting in entirely new product offerings. Big data oriented analytic use cases are evolving rapidly, which will … Continue reading “Why Big Data Is Still In Its Adolescence!”

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Five important considerations when cataloging your data

Clearly define the objectives of your data catalog(s) such as: Archiving Discovery of data in support of information management and analytics initiatives Digitalization Understanding data lineage Building knowledge and increasing data stewardship Mapping of technical metadata to business metadata in order to facilitate understanding of data Control access to the Data Catalog. A good data … Continue reading “Five important considerations when cataloging your data”

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Five Patterns of Big Data Integration

As reliance on Hadoop and Spark grows for data management, processing and analytics, data integration strategies should evolve to exploit big data platforms in support of digital business, Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics use cases. While Hadoop is used for batch data processing , Spark supports low-latency processing. Integration leaders should understand the various … Continue reading “Five Patterns of Big Data Integration”

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My perspective on features that would benefit self-service data preparation

What are some useful features that would benefit users of self-service data preparation offerings? Here is my list: Tighter integration with Business Intelligence tools; the BI user should be able to drill down into the Data Preparation pipeline from BI tools to further understand the underlying transformations and explore the data. Scalability of the infrastructure … Continue reading “My perspective on features that would benefit self-service data preparation”

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