I’ll admit that headline grabbed my attention. Whether DataEnchilada is truly the “first big data ingestion tool powered by artificial intelligence” is questionable but the product is interesting regardless. Galactic Exchange automates loading of data from common sources into Spark/Hadoop clusters. Their latest extension automatically finds topics within data streams, identifies common patterns in each stream, and issues alerts if there’s a deviation from the pattern. All with little or no technical skill required from the user. This is exactly the sort of technology that lets Customer Data Platforms deliver fast, low cost, low skill data unification. Galactic Exchange lists it under the vision of Zero Experience Needed Architecture, or ZEN. Indeed.