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Talend Buys Stitch for Self-Service Cloud Data Integration

Open source data integration vendor Talend has purchased Stitch, which offers self-service data movement into cloud data warehouse platforms. That sentence covers so many trends – including open source, self-service, data integration, and cloud-based applications – that I could take the rest of today off.

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Privacy International Files GDPR Complaints Against Oracle, Acxiom, Equifax, Experian, and Others

November 12, 2018

You won’t be surprised that privacy rights organization Privacy International is “gravely concerned at the data processing activities of the data broking and AdTech industry”. So you probably shouldn’t be surprised that they’ve filed GDPR complaints against Oracle, Acxiom, Experian, Equifax, Quantcast, Tapad, and Criteo. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has already issued assessment notices to Acxiom, Equifax, and Experian so this is really about Privacy International wanting to get its arguments considered. And some publicity.

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Yellowfin Finds Important Data Changes So You Don’t Have To

November 8, 2018

Yellowfin is another company that’s replacing helping data analysts. It’s just introduced Yellowfin Signals, which continuously looks for changes in source data.  The company describes this much more eloquently as “continuous time-series detection of trends and anomalies with instant correlations”.  It’s also added Yellowfin Stores, which assembles insights in one place but is oh-so-much-smarter than what you used to call a dashboard.

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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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