Tag "Data preparation"
What does data preparation have to do with the history of the telephone? It took 75 years for the telephone to reach 100 million users (Source). Now, guess how much time it took Facebook, Instagram, and Candy Crush to reach 100 million users. The answer is four years, two years, and less than one year,... more
Data preparation is what every AI and machine learning project needs right now. Roughly speaking, data preparation involves cleansing and transforming data before it’s used in analytics. To explain why it’s so important, let’s take a step back to an ancient board game. Go is a popular board game with origins in Asia. The aim... more
In this data-first world, a company’s success depends on every team member using data to accelerate business decisions. Every enterprise has data, but their DataOps team needs to be empowered to collaborate to find actionable insights and solutions. Industry research suggests most data engineers spend 80% of their time cleansing, curating, and preparing their data... more
Enterprise data preparation is a team sport. Right? Any DataOps team – including data engineers, data scientists, and data analysts – will want to quickly discover, validate, share and collaborate on data including creating fully cleansed, transformed and governed data pipelines at scale. However, that is not the reality that most DataOps teams get to... more
I travel a lot for work, and one of the most rewarding parts of travel is meeting with customers and listening to their stories. Very often I’ll hear a story that offers particular insight into the state of the industry – and that I want to share with you in my blog. I was in... more
I was recently in downtown San Diego during one of the largest global comics conferences: Comic-Con International 2019. The event is growing every year, and this year an estimated 300,000 visitors and attendees will generate more than $150M in economic impact for the city of San Diego. Despite the excited fans all around me, I... more
I can’t help but notice that there is a lot more uncertainty and hypothesizing than usual in the European press. It’s been well over a week since Britons apparently surprised themselves and the rest of the world by voting out of the EU – however nobody knows the implications of this vote – procedurally or... more