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Modernizing Data Quality and MDM: How AI can Automate the Delivery of Governed Data

September 02, 2020

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The dirty little secret of data analytics is that the quality of enterprise data is often quite poor. Data analysts still spend an inordinate amount of time harmonizing data from different systems. Minor changes in source systems and processing anomalies break downstream data pipelines, creating fire drills for data managers and grumpy business users who can’t access reports and data. Until data teams figure out a way to automate the delivery of high-quality data across the enterprise, they will never become a trusted business partner and harness the full power of data.

This webinar will present a framework for modernizing data quality and master data management (MDM). It will show how modern data platforms automate the creation and execution of data quality rules for cleaning data and harmonizing master data across the enterprise. These modern platforms use machine learning to automate manual processes involved in data classification, rules creation, data cleansing, data matching, metadata tagging, and data lineage. They also use scalable data processing engines (i.e., Spark) to validate, clean, and harmonize enterprise data at scale and speed.

You Will Learn:

  • The obstacles to modernizing data quality and master data management processes.
  • How modern data platforms automate the creation and execution of data quality and master data rules and processes.
  • How modern data platforms process any kind of data at scale and speed.

How machine learning automates routing data governance processes, such as data classification, data matching, data cleansing, and data lineage.

Sponsor: Ataccama Corp.

Community Forum Webinars

Maturity Model: Cloud Data Management for Cloud Data Warehouses and Data Lakes

August 26, 2020

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The cloud makes everything easy—maybe too easy. Even with first-hand experience integrating enterprise data for analytics, it’s easy to forget the lessons of the past. For instance, freshly minted developers want to code data pipelines in Python and R, but experts know that success depends not on the quality of code, but how often it gets reused, how understandable it is, and how many tests are built around the code. Experts also understand that things like data quality, data governance, data lineage, data privacy, master data, DataOps, data preparation, and curated metadata (i.e., data catalogs) spell the difference between success and failure of an enterprise data project. This webinar will provide a checklist of items that every enterprise developer should consider when designing and implementing a cloud data warehouse. It will also present a maturity model to gauge your capabilities against peers.

You Will Learn:

- The range of cloud data management capabilities.

- The components of a leading data management capability.

- How to gauge your cloud data maturity.

- How to increase your cloud data capabilities.

Sponsor: Informatica

Community Forum Webinars

The Rise of Unified Data and Analytics Platforms: The Case for Convergence

July 28, 2020

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Unified data and analytic platforms (UDAP) are the culmination of a multi-decade trend toward functional convergence. UDAP products provide a comprehensive and wholly integrated data and analytics experience that accelerates insights, user adoption, and return on investment. For companies afflicted with proliferating data silos and analytical tools, UDAP products are a welcome relief.

UDAP products are all-in-one solutions that support all business and technical users, from executives and managers to data analysts and developers. They speed time to market for new insights, improve return on analytics investments, and simplify governance. Essentially, they make good on the promise of “faster, better, cheaper” when it comes to data and analytics. This session will provide an overview of UDAP, examine its drivers, benefits, and challenges. It will also document the experiences of customers that have deployed UDAP products.

You Will Learn:

- What is UDAP?

- Who should implement a UDAP?

- What are the benefits and challenges?

- UDAP Products and Use Cases

Sponsor: Domo, Inc.

Community Forum Webinars

Analytics & Data Integration Hub: The Modern Way to Manage Heterogeneous Data and BI environments

June 30, 2020

Business intelligence (BI) and data environments are notoriously heterogeneous and fragmented. Companies have multiple BI tools, each with their own semantic models, portals, file formats, reports, and dashboards. The situation is even more dire on the data side: there are dozens, if not hundreds or thousands of data warehouses, data marts, data sets, and data silos scattered throughout an organization. But rather than fight the fragmentation through enterprise standardization, perhaps it’s wiser to simply go with flow. Ride the wave, instead of swim against it.

Today, there are virtualization tools that can connect to all your BI tools and data sources and deliver a harmonized view of all your data and analytics assets. Imagine giving business users a single view of all your data, BI semantics, reports, and dashboards no matter what BI tool they use? But more than just analytics middleware or a data catalog, these so-called analytics and data integration hubs tools offer user-facing functionality: data prep, data profiling, and storytelling tools for data analysts and a universal BI portal and semantic layer for business users as well as visualization and BI tools.

Data and analytics functionality is rapidly converging. Vendors of all stripes are unifying functionality once found in disparate tools. Products that virtually connect to data where it lies and provide a unified view of BI semantics, reports and dashboards from every BI tool are a perfect antidote for heterogenous and fragmented BI and data environments.

You Will Learn:

1. What is an analytics and data integration hub

2. What types of organizations are best suited to this emerging technology

3. What functionality these hubs support

4. Why all-in-one tools are a perfect antidote for heterogenous data and BI environments.

Sponsor: DataClarity

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Community Forum Webinars

Business Monitoring Systems: Applying Machine Learning to Business Metrics

June 25, 2020

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Time is the universal dimension that weaves through every analysis and performance dashboard. But most enterprise dashboards only show a snapshot of business activity with some trending information. But that is changing. New business monitoring systems track business metrics continuously and uses artificial intelligence to detect anomalies, identify root causes, and suggest fixes.

Monitoring tools are not new. Organizations have long used monitoring systems to track the health of technical infrastructure and applications. But soon they’ll use it to continuously monitor tens of thousands of business metrics (e.g., sales, quotes, returns, profits across every dimension). In the process, business monitoring systems will radically change the landscape for BI and analytics.

This webinar will describe the capabilities and use cases for business monitoring systems as well as their benefits and challenges. It will also discuss the current state of the market, its future potential, and key players in the space.