Co-Founder & Vice President of Products
Paxata Adaptive Data Preparation
A LOOK FORWARD IN THE DATA WORLD: SELF-SERVICE, ADAPTIVE DATA PREPARATION
As the co-founder and head of products at Paxata, I never have to explain to customers what data preparation is or what problems we solve. Having spent the last twenty years working for companies like Siebel, Hyperion, and SAP, I have watched data teams struggle to get data ready for analytics in many ways. Some built comprehensive ETL processes, which honestly felt like trying to kill a fly with a Buick. In other cases, they relied on good old Excel or SQL to script, VLOOKUP, filter, and code their way to a decent answer set. Today, the volume and variety of data we are dealing with just makes these two approaches hard to maintain.
That’s why I helped start Paxata. In 2013, we delivered the first Adaptive Data Preparation™ solution built from the ground up to meet the needs of business analysts, data scientists, data architects, and IT teams that want to accelerate the process of getting data ready for analytics, regardless of where it comes from … without losing visibility on how the data was prepared or who worked on it. Paxata’s mission is to bring together self-service data quality, integration, and enrichment in a platform that also delivers data governance and collaboration capabilities to everyone who needs to work on a large variety and volume of structured and unstructured data in real time.
Today, Paxata is used by individuals and teams at financial institutions, consumer packaged goods, retail, and high-tech organizations, and government agencies. Customers using Paxata in the cloud get the power of an easy-to-use data prep solution and robust architecture without additional cost or burden of maintenance … they simply log on and start projects. On-premise or private cloud customers have the ability to rapidly deploy Paxata within a dedicated Hadoop environment or as part of their existing Hadoop cluster.
Try Paxata on your next data preparation project … you will never look back.