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There were two facets of data sharing and data release (as manifested by the concept of transparency, but can be expanded to any situation where there is data repurposing) that differ from the traditional view of data. (more…)
I have been developing two ideas for customer data management: entities vs. roles and differentiation. In the last post I suggested that customer is not a data type, but rather a role that can be played by some core entity in some context, with some set of characteristics assigned to that role within that context. (more…)
In my recent post I reflected on a posted interview in which a data quality expert suggests that data profiling software does not add value to information quality processes, and I suggested that the opinion presented might misguide the readers somewhat regarding the utility of data analysis tools as part of a data quality improvement process. The first point I’d like to attack is the claim that you need to find the root cause of data defects and data profiling tools don’t tell you what the root causes are.
From one perspective, you could lump the world of data quality consultants into two groups: those that employ tools and technology to help achieve improved results, and those that eschew tools in deference to “process improvement.” A representative opinion of the latter group is provided in this recent interview, in which the interviewed consultant is specifically asked “Why do you think that data profiling tools do not add value to information quality processes?”