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‘Dark Data’ Continues to Stymie Analytics Efforts

Aug 29, 2018 |

Not only is there way too much data flying around organizations, but those charged with keeping track of it often don’t know where critical data is located. What’s more, new European data privacy rules are making that task harder. 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…

Syncsort Tacks to Address 4 ‘Megatrends’

Mar 20, 2018 |

Syncsort’s ship got bigger last year when it acquired Vision Solutions, a provider of data availability and security tools. Now the New York software company is bringing that cargo to bear for its next voyage: Read more…

Data Lakes Crest In Drive to Boost Quality

Dec 19, 2017 |

As more data moves to the cloud, the composition of data lakes is shifting to new sources such as NoSQL databases while cloud data repositories emerge amid hybrid deployments, according to a big data survey. Read more…

As Data Quality Declines, Costs Soar

Dec 13, 2017 |

The bigger the data, it appears, the better the chances much of it will be “bad” data.

And that bad data is costing companies a bundle, according to research published in MIT Sloan Management Review. Read more…

A Bottom-Up Approach to Data Quality

Sep 6, 2017 |

Despite the amazing progress we’ve made in novel data processing techniques, poor data quality remains the bane of analytics. It’s why data scientists spend upwards of 80% of their time preparing and cleansing data instead of exploring the data and building models that leverage it. Read more…

Data Quality Unites with Integration at Syncsort

Jun 7, 2017 |

Syncsort has established itself as a major player in the market for big data integration software with its DMX-h product. Following its acquisition of Trillium last year, the company is taking the next step of giving customers the convenience of accessing data quality and governance capabilities from within its integration software. Read more…

Data Quality Remains Low, Report Finds

May 31, 2017 |

Even as corporate spending on data collection and analytics increases, confidence in the quality of data is decreasing as CEOs worry that messy data and questionable results will hamper future technology efforts centered around artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, a new report warns. Read more…

Doubts Mount About Data Payoffs

Jul 13, 2016 |

Mounting evidence contained in vendor surveys suggests executives who play a key role in data and analytics technology investments are increasingly dissatisfied with the results of current approaches to analytics and the ultimate goal of problem solving. Read more…

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