Customer experience vendor Pegasystems has added separate programs that let independent software vendors (ISVs) and business users develop, sell, and share solutions based on the Pega platform. ISV products will be certified and sold in an online marketplace. Business users will mingle in a gamified community.
Speaking of do-it-yourself brain surgery systems development, a survey of (mostly) technical staff by “smart data warehouse” vendor Panoply found that 62% say operating their data warehouse is difficult or very difficult and 81% would like analysts and data scientists to manage data for themselves using automated tools like Panoply. The company also just announced $5 million more funding, bringing its total to $14.2 million.
Meanwhile, a survey sponsored by business-user-oriented data quality tool Paxata found the share of companies with more than 60% of their data in a data lake is expected to nearly double in the next twelve months, from 24% to 42%. Other tidbits: just 15% of organizations have a fully mature data quality process; 72% work with only or mostly structured data; and 37% of data comes from external sources.
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