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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 08, 2016 -- Paxata, provider of the only enterprise-grade self-service data preparation platform, today announced the results of an industry study published by TDWI and sponsored by Paxata about the self-service data preparation market and its emerging role in accelerating the transformation of data to information.
The survey of 411 business and IT executives, including VPs and directors of BI, analytics, and data warehousing; business and data analysts; line-of-business and departmental directors and managers responded that they are under pressure to reduce the time required to achieve business insight. The research found that over 80% are evaluating self-service data preparation as a key process and infrastructure change to accelerate information-driven decision-making.
“It is not surprising to me that people in the study indicated dissatisfaction with their ability to find relevant data and understand how to use it appropriately for BI and analytics. While companies are drowning in data, business teams are thirsting for information they can actually use,” said Prakash Nanduri, CEO and Co-founder of Paxata. “Since we pioneered the self-service data preparation space, our singular mission is to eliminate that very challenge, and truly unlock the value of BI investments. This important research indicates that the strong demand we have seen in the last three years for our enterprise-grade self-service data preparation platform is just the tip of the iceberg.”
“To compete effectively, organizations need faster time to insight; our research shows that most users are unhappy with how much time they spend doing data preparation themselves or waiting for IT to do it,” said David Stodder, senior director of business intelligence research at TDWI and the author of the report. “The report reveals strong interest in improving data preparation and increasing self-service capabilities so that business users and analysts can do more on their own and do it faster, while freeing IT to be more productive and less bogged down with repetitive tasks.”
The report showcases difficulties working with data has become a major deterrent in providing business insight. The study showed:
The report cites a global consulting firm that has partnered with Paxata to develop solutions to help their mutual customers improve data quality for risk and compliance analytics. Paxata’s data preparation capabilities, which apply machine learning and are built to run on Hadoop systems, enable banks to move beyond traditional sampling of perhaps one tenth of financial transactions to look at all the transactions. A consultant at the firm said, “Before we can do any analytics, we need to make sure that the data is of sufficient quality to be trusted so that when the regulators see the analytics, they have faith in the numbers. Very quickly, based on a few filters and attributes, we can use Paxata to get a much more accurate and complete picture of a bank’s risk.”
The survey also revealed the growing need to adopt a modern data infrastructure, as well as a connected information layer, to replace aging ETL systems. The report showed:
These survey findings underscore the growing need for self-service data preparation solutions built for everyone within the enterprise who relies on data. For more information on how Paxata is modernizing its customer’s aging data infrastructure or to get full access to the report, visit www.paxata.com/improving-data-preparation-for-business-analytics.
Paxata is the only Adaptive Data Preparation™ platform for the enterprise. Paxata’s platform provides an interactive, analyst-centric data prep experience powered by a unified set of technologies designed from the ground up for comprehensive data integration, data quality, semantic enrichment, collaboration and governance. Information-driven organizations who want to make data worth analyzing use Paxata to explore, clean, shape, and combine all the data they need into rich AnswerSets™ which power ad hoc, operational, predictive and packaged analytics.
Paxata’s platform, built on Apache Spark and optimized to run in Hadoop environments, leverages distributed computing, machine learning and a dynamically visual workspace that promotes transparent governance and ad hoc collaboration. Paxata data prep, powered by IntelliFusion™, is designed to eliminate the need for coding, scripting and sampling. The solution is available as a service, and can be deployed in AWS virtual private clouds or within Hadoop environments at customer sites.
Paxata is headquartered in Redwood City with offices in New York, Ohio and Washington DC. Visitwww.paxata.com, follow @Paxata, connect on linkedin.com/company/paxata, follow us atwww.facebook.com/paxata and watch us on http://www.Youtube.com/PaxataTV.
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