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Dremio Raises $30 Million for Source Data Access

Next, news that data access vendor Dremio has raised a $30 million Series B. Dremio lets analytical systems issue SQL queries to SQL and NoSQL source data without moving it into a separate CDP-style database. It’s important to recognize that many solutions overlap to some degree with CDP capabilities and to understand how they differ.

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Most Americans Think Their ISPs Are Illicitly Sharing Their Data

August 7, 2018

Here’s a scary statistic: 66% of Americans think their Internet Service Provider is selling their behavioral data to advertisers. Three-quarters think the government has access to it. I’m pretty sure neither statement is correct, so this shows a truly frightening combination of ignorance and paranoia blocking a reasoned discussion on these topics. The data comes from Open Garden, which is working on a bandwidth sharing alternative to conventional ISPs.

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Bardess Offers Customer Data Unification in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

August 3, 2018

This is a complicated item: Cloudera (data science platform), Qlik (business intelligence), and Trifacta (data wrangling) have been combined by business analytics vendor Bardess to create a packaged data management solution sold on the Microsoft Azure marketplace. It’s called Customer 360 Powered by Zero2Hero, a name that doesn’t explain much but does hint that customer data unification is part of the deal. Expect more examples of general-purpose data management technology acting as a CDP.

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Two-Thirds of C-Suite Can’t Recognize Bad Data: Fivetran Report

December 6, 2021

Like the determined optimist who tells his boss the factory is on fire by reporting they’ll soon be able to update their equipment, let’s find some silver linings in a batch of gloomy surveys today, Dear Reader.  We’ll start with this Fivetran report, which finds that 85% of data leaders say their company has lost money by basing decisions on bad data, and 66% believe their C-suite can’t tell when that happens.  The bright side is there’s lots of room for improvement.

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