Data Integration Tools from PolySpot Parse Data Down to Level Everyone in the Enterprise Can Understand
While small IT budgets and lack of skills to manage data properly are certainly issues, Information Week makes a claim for another problem. According to their recent article "When Big Data Questions Can't Wait for Data Scientists," there is are a lack of tools that faciliate use by analysts without specialized training.
Business-intelligence vendor Alteryx is highlighted as a solution for "humanizing" data and making it easy to use by people who are not considered specialists.
Parsing, cleaning, de-duplicating and preparing raw text or machine-to-machine data to be analyzed as if it consisted of numbers slotted into cells in a relational-database table is not a job for the faint of heart or shallow of understanding, Boyarski said. Whipping big data into decent shape requires someone very good with statistics, with a deep understanding of how business works and what business units actually need to know.
The current trend in the enterprise involves agile business practices, which involves tearing down silos and creating paths for information to be shared company wide. Data integration tools such as those from PolySpot are some of the finest that we have seen.
Megan Feil, August 31, 2012