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Alation Springs Into Data Governance

Alation is best known as a data catalog company. But due to heavy demand from its data catalog customers, Alation today launched a data governance tool to help them better manage and govern their data. When paired with t Read more…

Hitachi Vantara Stretches Data Fabric with Lumada DataOps Update

According to the IDC, data workers waste up to 50% of their time by searching for and gaining access to data across disparate silos and formats. Today Hitachi Vantara announced that it’s aiming to help customers reign Read more…

What’s the Big IDea? A Single Platform for Privacy, Security, and Governance

Companies today are struggling to manage their sprawling data estates, and to minimize the risks that they pose. Vendors are furiously building tools to help ease that pain. But the disconnected nature of point-tool deve Read more…

Alation Adds $110M to Its Catalog

Alation, the company that put the data catalog on the map, today announced the completion of a Series D round of funding worth $110 million. The influx of cash coincides with a $1.2 billion valuation, and gives the unico Read more…

Databricks Unveils Data Sharing, ETL, and Governance Solutions

Databricks’ primary objective is to build the world’s first enterprise AI platform, which is a noble goal and a work in process. But first things being first, the data is a mess, and it needs some work. To that end, Read more…

Data Management Self Service is Key for Data Engineers–And Their Business

In a post-COVID-19 world, remote access has rapidly emerged as the new normal, for every organization. The shift to a remote-first world was already well underway. In fact, in 2019, 54% of U.S. workers reported working r Read more…

Zaloni Pivots to DataOps

Zaloni once was focused on helping customers to manage data in Hadoop. But under new CEO Susan Cook, the company has broadened its scope and is now aiming to help customers manage the entire supply chain of data, or what Read more…

Data.world Aims to Rethink Data Catalogs

What is a data catalog? If you answered that it’s simply an index that tells you where to find data, then Brett Hurt would like a word with you. As the co-founder and CEO of data.world, Hurt is looking to redefine what Read more…

Collibra, Tableau Team on COVID Data Catalog

Data intelligence vendor Collibra has compiled a COVID-19 data catalog combining open data sets, business domain glossaries and other reference data that have been integrated with Tableau’s COVID-19 Data Hub. The da Read more…

Google Enters Data Catalog Business, Updates BigQuery

Google today rolled out a data catalog that will eventually give customers visibility into all of their data assets in the Google Cloud and beyond. It also bolstered BigQuery with support for materialized views and a new Read more…

Coming to Grips with COVID-19’s Data Quality Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic is generating enormous amounts of data. Large amounts of data about infection rates, hospital admissions, and deaths per 100,000 are available with just a few button clicks. However, despite the lar Read more…

Alluxio Claims 5X Query Speedup by Optimization Data for Compute

Ever since Alluxio emerged from the AMPLab, its focus as a data orchestration layer has been to grease the wheels for data initiatives by making remotely stored data appear to be stored locally. Today the company took it Read more…

Hitachi Vantara Buys Cataloger Waterline Data

Hitachi Vantara is acquiring data catalog startup Waterline Data as the U.S. subsidiary of the Japanese industrial giant seeks to meet growing demand for automation frameworks for data lake management via its AI-driven D Read more…

Using a Data Catalog to Support Precision Medicine

In the first story of this series, we made the case for applying common data governance (DG) and tools in organizations to help with the quality and privacy of consumer data. To have the best chances of success, we sugge Read more…

Unifi Deal Expands Boomi, Dell’s Data Prep Tools

Boomi’s acquisition of data cataloger Unifi Software buttresses the automated IT strategy of the buyer’s parent, Dell Technologies, by combining Unifi’s data tools with Boomi’s existing integration and data manag Read more…

Syncsort Doubles Down on Data Quality with Pitney Bowes Buy

Here’s a stat to ponder: With its $700-million acquisition of Pitney Bowes' software and data business now complete, Syncsort becomes the second biggest vendor in the data quality space, per 2018 figures from IDC. But Read more…

Enterprise-Wide Data Governance through Governed Global Catalogs

In our previous story, we asserted that consumer data, arguably today’s most valuable asset, must be of good quality and be protected by safeguards to comply with privacy regulations. We demonstrated how master data ma Read more…

Data Catalogs Seen as Difference Makers in Big Data

You can't get insights using big data techniques without the data. That much is clear. But where, exactly, is the data you need? Where does it reside, and how can you get access to it? The answers to those questions are Read more…

Why Investing in Your Team’s Data Culture Could Be the Most Important Money You Spend

Most executives today recognize the need to become data-driven and view their “digital transformation” initiatives as the means to do so. More technology means more data, right? Often, these efforts stumble and fail Read more…

Why You Should Strengthen Your Retail Analytics Strategy with Multiple Versions of the Truth

With an influx of data into retailers’ environments—from e-commerce, social media, in-store data and supply chain technology, to name a few new sources—structuring how to interpret that data and then act on it to c Read more…

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