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‘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…

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…

The Endangered Spreadsheet Culture

Jun 4, 2012 |Visualization and simplified interfaces to address complex data are putting the power of big data in the hands of non-data professionals. To understand how this shakes up data culture, we speak with Great Western Bank's Vice President of Data Quality about how visualization in particular is making.... Read more…