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Funders Target Flexible Graph Databases

Jul 31, 2019 |

The graph database ecosystem continues to expand with new venture funding for Dgraph Labs Inc., a transactional and distributed graph database startup.

The San Francisco-based startup announced an $11.5 million Series A funding round on Wednesday (July 31) led by Redpoint Ventures. Read more…

Self-Service Data Preparation – At Scale or Sampling?

Nov 26, 2018 |

The phrase “data is the new oil” has become the favorite business transformation cliché of the past 10 years. The truth is that data in its raw form is about as useful for decision making as oil is for propelling a car. Read more…

Qlik Acquires Data Manager

Jul 24, 2018 |

Big data vendors seeking to diversify keep getting bigger, the latest example being data analytics vendor Qlik’s acquisition of enterprise data management startup Podium Data.

Qlik, Radnor, PA, said this week the acquisition of Podium Data would accelerate its shift beyond data analytics as it pursues a multi-cloud strategy aimed at helping customers squeeze more value out of data that can then be used across organizations. Read more…

Tamr Preps for Growth with $18M Round

Jul 11, 2018 |

Tamr today announced that it has raised $18 million in venture capital to help it grow its business, which is focused taking a “machine-driven, human-guided” approach to taming messy data. 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…

Survey: Excel Remains Go-To Data Prep Tool

Apr 2, 2018 |

Skyrocketing data volumes and a complex mix of data types are bogging down data preparation and processing efforts, according to a recent overview of enterprise data quality.

The snapshot released by data prep vendor Paxata surprisingly found that about two-thirds of the organizations it surveyed late last year are still relying profiling tools like Excel spreadsheets to help ingest and profile data. Read more…

Infogix Acquires Data Prepper Lavastorm

Mar 26, 2018 |

Lavastorm, a well-regarded data preparation and analytics vendor, has attracted a buyer backed by an aggressive equity investor as the market sectors continue to consolidate and players seek to scale their operations. Read more…

What Kind of Data Scientist Are You?

Mar 15, 2018 |

If you’ve worked with the data science community, you’ve probably interacted with data scientists and formed a definition for the increasingly popular position. But it turns out, not all data scientists are alike, and according to a recent analysis by researchers at UCLA and Microsoft, there are actually nine different types of data scientists. Read more…

Trifacta Cashing In On Cloud Analytics

Feb 6, 2018 |

Reflecting the booming market for data preparation technologies, many centering on emerging serverless tools, market leader Trifacta recently announced a $48 million funding round. Among the new investors is Google, which recently unveiled a managed data wrangling service developed in collaboration with Trifacta. Read more…

Data Prep Goes Serverless

Dec 7, 2017 |

The rise of platforms in which cloud providers manage the allocation of computing and storages resources has opened the door to new data services such as serverless data preparation tools. Read more…

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