This Week in Data Preparation (Jan 31, 2020)

Nikolaos Konstantinou
Jan 31 · 3 min read

This has been an especially busy week, as evidenced by this week’s blog post contents, including the following: (a) three announcements of software releases from Cambridge Semantics, HighByte and X1, respectively, (b) an announcement of raising capital by Pecan.ai, (c) three opinion articles and reports from Trifacta, Okera, and Denodo, respectively, (d) a news article from the University of Southern California, and (e) a list from the Solutions Review magazine regarding the best data integration tools and software for 2020.

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Cambridge Semantics, the provider of data management and analytics software, introduced significant enhancements to its standalone version of the AnzoGraph DB and announced the immediate availability of AnzoGraph DB Free Edition for commercial use.

HighByte releases its DataOps software — HighByte Intelligence Hub — to standardize device and machine data for use by enterprise analytics. Explaining the software’s principal capabilities, John Harrington, co-founder and chief business officer of HighByte, said the software enables operations to “connect, model, and flow valuable industrial data to the users and systems that require this valuable information throughout the extended enterprise.”

X1, the company offering enterprise-class, distributed data discovery and compliance software, announced the extension of its flagship X1 Enterprise Platform to Apple’s MacOS. With the new version of the platform, enterprise customers can locate and access data across devices to ensure consistent compliance, legal, IT management, and data protection at the enterprise level.

Pecan.ai, a startup that wants to help business analysts build machine learning models in an automated fashion, emerged from stealth and launched with $11M Series A. The round was led by Dell Technologies Capital and S Capital. Along with a previously unannounced $4 million seed round, the company has raised a total of $15 million.

In a report by Trifacta, the discussion is about why over one third of AI and analytics projects in the cloud fail. As quoted in the report: “Simply put, if the quality of data is bad, analytics and AI/ML initiatives are going to be worthless”.

A discussion on the trends that are shaping the data landscape, by Amandeep Khurana, the San Francisco-based technologist and entrepreneur, co-founder of Okera, and co-author of HBase in Action.

Angel Viña, CEO and founder of Denodo, discusses how data management can benefit data science initiatives. Viña believes that data virtualization is a game-changer in our digital and data-centric world today, and suggests that the priority for businesses is to consider how they can create a self-service culture when it comes to data.

Researchers create novel platform to standardize paleoclimatology data. Julien Emile-Geay, an associate professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, comments on how time spent on data wrangling made the standardisation of paleoclimatology data a priority.

A list of the 28 Best Data Integration Tools and Software for 2020.The editors at Solutions Review have developed this resource to assist buyers in search of the best data integration tools to fit the needs of their organization. The editors have profiled all the best data integration tools providers in one place, and also included introductory software tutorials straight from the source so you can see each solution in action. Note that the companies are listed in alphabetical order.

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