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Tibco Buys Data Pioneer Information Builders

Oct 22, 2020 |

Roughly a year-and-a-half after Information Builder Inc. founder Gerald Cohen stepped down as CEO, the privately-held business intelligence vendor has been acquired by Tibco Software Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Read more…

On the Radar: Promethium, StreamNative, Inzata

Jan 29, 2020 |

Welcome to On the Radar, a new Datanami feature about interesting new startups in the big data and analytics space. In this week’s edition, we explore three vendors making news, including Promethium, NativeStreams, and Inzata. Read more…

Unifi Deal Expands Boomi, Dell’s Data Prep Tools

Dec 18, 2019 |

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 management platform. Read more…

Why You Need Data Transformation in Machine Learning

Nov 8, 2019 |

Thanks to machine learning and the advancements in software and technology, enterprises can now process and understand their data much faster using modern tools with established algorithms. This effectively allows them to deliver more powerful marketing campaigns, deploy efficient logistics operations, and significantly outpace competitors. Read more…

How ML Helps Solve the Big Data Transform/Mastering Problem

Oct 10, 2019 |

Despite the astounding technological progress in big data analytics, we largely have yet to move past manual techniques for important tasks, such as data transformation and master data management. As data volumes grow, the productivity gap posed by manual methods grows wider, putting the dreams of AI- and machine learning-powered automation further out of reach. Read more…

The 4 Paradigms of Data Prep for Analytics and Machine Learning

Jun 25, 2019 |

Data preparation has long been recognized for helping business leaders, analysts, and data scientists to ready and prepare the data needed for analytics, operations, and regulatory requirements. Today, the technology is becoming even more critical to deriving insights as most enterprise data is still not ready to be used by machine learning (ML) applications and involves significant effort to make it usable. Read more…

‘Data Workers’ Failing to Cope

May 29, 2019 |

More evidence is emerging that “data workers” in general and data scientists in particular are bogged down by the sheer breadth of their company’s data.

Meanwhile, the skills gap between data experts and line-of-business workers continues to grow. Read more…

Faulty Data is Stalling AI Projects

May 23, 2019 |

Tens of billions will be spent this year on AI development, but those efforts continue to be stymied by ratty data that has undermined model training efforts and burned through project budgets. Read more…

Three Machine Learning Tasks Every AI Team Should Automate

Nov 30, 2018 |

With the war on AI talent heating up, the new “unicorns” of Silicon Valley are high-performing data scientists. Although as recently as 2015 there was a surplus of data scientists, in the most recent quarter there was a 150,000 deficit. Read more…

The Seven Sins of Data Prep

May 21, 2018 |

Data preparation is often considered a necessary precursor to the “real” work found in visualizing or analyzing data, but this framing sells data prep short. The ways in which we cleanse and shape data for downstream use have significant bearing on our final analytic output, and cutting corners on data prep can run up a huge cost for companies. Read more…

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