Data Catalog

Data Catalog

Data Fingerprinting Part II: Automatically Inferring Data Lineage

In my earlier post, I wrote about how Waterline uses a combination of data profiling with machine learning to create a new process called data fingerprinting that automatically tags columns of data with the appropriate business term regardless of the technical column name.  An additional […]

Read More September 26th, 2017 | Todd Goldman
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Looking at Atlas and Navigator? Do You Need a Metadata Repository or Do You Really Need a Data Catalog?

I have been having a lot of conversations lately with organizations that are implementing “Big Data” and have seen many organizations consider using Atlas or Navigator as their “data catalog” of choice for data governance. Because this topic has been coming up so much, I think it is time to discuss why those technologies are not sufficient as a data catalog or for solving real enterprise data governance problems.

Read More September 20th, 2017 | Todd Goldman
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Pulling Your Data Out of the Fog (Part 3 of 3)

Currently there are tens of thousands of analysts, researchers and data scientists all requiring access to data in order to do their jobs. But finding, provisioning and governing that data is not only difficult. It can be very expensive.

Read More September 5th, 2017 | Alex Gorelik
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Pulling Your Data Out of the Fog (Part 2 of 3)

The challenge: most organizations are relying on the street light method to find data. They’re searching for data only where they can see, where there is already a streetlight shining. That is not necessarily where the data is actually located. Instead, it’s often hidden in the shadows where there is no light. The result: they don’t know what data is even available.

Read More August 23rd, 2017 | Alex Gorelik
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Pulling Your Data Out of the Fog (Part 1 of 3)

Everyone’s heard of cloud computing. But for those of us from San Francisco, where we live much of our lives in low clouds, it’s fitting when we discover that much of our data is also lost in a fog.

Read More August 16th, 2017 | Alex Gorelik
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