BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA SCIENCE
Businesswire | May 29, 2023
Catalyst, the leading platform to drive growth through your customers, announced it has received a strategic investment from Databricks Ventures.
This marks Databricks Ventures’ first investment in customer growth technology, showcasing their belief that customer intelligence data is essential for businesses to generate more revenue.
“Catalyst is at the forefront of evangelizing customer-led growth and has seen firsthand the power and flexibility Databricks’ Lakehouse Platform offers for delivering value with data, analytics and AI,” said Chris Hecht, SVP, Corporate Development and Product Partnerships. “By leveraging Databricks platform for their product, and having a first class integration with the Lakehouse, Catalyst is demonstrating the power of both building on Databricks and unlocking the value of data with our mutual customers, an obvious opportunity for Databricks Ventures that we’re thrilled to support.”
In addition to this investment, Catalyst will also deepen the product integration with Databricks. This will enable Catalyst customers to integrate directly with the data stored in their own Databricks Lakehouse to power the analytics offered by Catalyst. This simplifies the user experience and enables customers to get more value from their existing investments in Catalyst and Databricks.
With Catalyst’s actionable workflows and UI powered by Databricks analytics, businesses will be able to unify customer data into one, comprehensive platform—driving stronger predictability and increasing net dollar retention.
“In this economic environment, customers are the number one asset to protect, expand, and multiply through data-driven automations,” said Edward Chiu, CEO of Catalyst. “By combining Databricks’ advanced analytics with Catalyst’s enterprise integrations and powerful workflows, organizations will now be able to tackle the most critical revenue gap facing businesses today: proactive customer retention and expansion.”
Catalyst is the leading platform to drive growth through your customers. Trusted by top revenue leaders at global B2B brands, Catalyst guides Sales and Success teams to turn customers into your number one engine for growth.
For more information about Catalyst, visit catalyst.io or follow Catalyst on LinkedIn.
About Databricks Ventures
Databricks Ventures is the strategic investment arm of Databricks, the data and AI company. Databricks Ventures invests in innovative companies that align with our view of the future for data, analytics and AI; and are committed to extending the lakehouse ecosystem or using the lakehouse architecture to create the next generation of data and AI-powered companies.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA SCIENCE
Businesswire | June 01, 2023
Precisely, the global leader in data integrity, today announced a series of innovations to its industry recognized data quality portfolio. The announcement underscores the company’s continued commitment to helping organizations on their path to data integrity - empowering data leaders and practitioners to better understand their data and ensure it is accurate, consistent, and contextualized for confident decision-making.
Thousands of customers around the world rely on data quality solutions from Precisely for their best-in-class address validation and enrichment, sophisticated entity matching, financial reconciliation, and enforcement of data quality rules for their business. Integration with other Precisely solutions, including data governance, data observability, data integration, and data enrichment empowers customers to seamlessly address new use cases in their rapidly changing, data-driven world.
With the latest product updates, Precisely has further enhanced capabilities in its well-known solutions, building upon decades of leadership in the data quality market:
Precisely Spectrum Quality – now offers expanded capabilities for editing, visualizing, and interacting with graph data for use cases requiring a single view of critical data. It also supports the latest United States Postal Service (USPS) CASS™ Cycle O, allowing customers to benefit from improved address validation and matching to ensure accurate and efficient delivery of mail, and take advantage of reduced mailing costs. Starting in July, it will also provide the option to integrate Spectrum OnDemand directly with Precisely Property Graph – enabling users to understand the intricate relationships between addresses, parcel boundaries, building footprints and points of interest.
Precisely Trillium – offers improved connectivity with double the number of supported data sources now available for Trillium Quality and Trillium Discovery customers. The updates enhance performance and enable data quality rules to be applied to data originating from sources such as Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and SAP S/4HANA. Starting in July, support will also be available for USPS CASS™ Cycle O.
Precisely Data360 – has been advanced with the option to integrate Data360 DQ+ with Spectrum OnDemand, allowing customers to validate emails and phone numbers, on top of being able to validate and geocode addresses using Spectrum’s well-known strengths. Several enhancements have also been made to Data360 Analyze to provide secure and easy access to Microsoft Azure Key Vault, and enable more efficient coding in Python.
These new updates follow the recent announcement of the Precisely Data Integrity Suite’s new Data Quality service, which provides complementary benefits for users of Precisely data quality solutions including Spectrum Quality, Trillium Quality, Trillium Discovery, and Data360 DQ+. The new Data Quality service means customers can run data quality processes wherever data lives – including in the cloud. It also empowers them to harness additional value by seamlessly integrating with other Suite services, including Data Integration, Data Governance, Data Observability, and more.
The announcement comes at a time when organizations are under more pressure than ever to execute on increasingly sophisticated data initiatives, requiring access to high levels of accurate, consistent, and contextualized data to achieve successful outcomes. In fact, new research1 from the Center for Business Analytics at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business revealed data quality as the number one challenge for organizations (50%), as well as being the top priority (53%) for data leaders to address in 2023, with 66% of all respondents rating the quality of their organization’s data as average, low, or very low.
“Advanced data programs ultimately rely on high-integrity data to achieve successful outcomes, and ensuring that your data is accurate, consistent, and contextualized is a critical step on the path to building that trust,” said Emily Washington, SVP – Product Management at Precisely. “We are proud to continue to evolve our unique blend of software, data, and strategic services to meet customers wherever they are on their data integrity journey and help them to stay agile in the dynamic market landscape.”
Register for the new data quality webinar series to hear directly from Precisely product experts on how customers can take advantage of these latest updates.
1.2023 Data Integrity Trends & Insights Report, Center for Business Analytics at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business in partnership with Precisely – full report coming June 2023
Precisely is the global leader in data integrity, providing accuracy, consistency, and context in data for 12,000 customers in more than 100 countries, including 99 of the Fortune 100. Precisely’s data integration, data quality, data governance, location intelligence, and data enrichment products power better business decisions to create better outcomes. Learn more at www.precisely.com.
BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA ARCHITECTURE, DATA SCIENCE
Businesswire | June 01, 2023
Census, the leading Data Activation and Reverse ETL platform that syncs customer data from data warehouses to over 160 key business tools, today announced the launch of GitLink, a powerful Git integration that revolutionizes the way business data workflows are managed. With GitLink, Census empowers businesses to apply software engineering best practices to their customer data pipelines, ensuring governance, version control, testing, and peer review capabilities.
“Traditionally, data integration solutions like Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) compromise governance and observability for user-friendliness,” said Jeff Sloan, Product Manager at Census. “We don’t think that tradeoff should exist. Our core belief is that your data activation workflows deserve the same care and attention as production-grade software.”
The Census Data Activation platform uses Reverse ETL (extract, transform, load) to sync cloud data warehouses with business applications in real time, empowering businesses to unlock the full potential of their customer data. With Census, companies can seamlessly activate and sync customer data across various marketing and business tools, driving personalization, automation, and targeting. By combining the benefits of code and no-code approaches, Census bridges the gap between self-service and governance, enabling collaboration between marketers and data teams.
Census GitLink syncs configuration bi-directionally between the user’s Census workspace and Git repository, empowering businesses to harness the full potential of data activation as code. Key features include:
Data activation as code. Create, edit, and review Census SQL Models and Syncs directly in simple, well-defined YAML files.
Bi-directional syncs. Easily make changes either in code or in the Census UI.
Version control and seamless rollbacks. View all changes to your Census configuration, and roll back any mistaken changes with the power of Git.
Automated integration testing. Census enables continuous integration (CI) checks on pull requests in your Git repository, and provides insight into what changes will occur in Census, or if any changes are invalid.
Governance for every use case. Enable any approval flow your team needs. Fully govern any Census workspace in Git with view-only access controls + GitLink.
Revolutionize your marketing and business operations with software engineering best practices. To learn more about Census GitLink, read the announcement here.
Census turns data warehouses into a hub for marketing and business operations, empowering everyone with trustworthy and actionable data from a single source of truth. With its Data Activation platform, powered by reverse ETL (extract, transfer, and load), data teams can validate and publish analytics directly into all their applications in real time. Hundreds of companies like Canva, Figma, Loom, and Notion use Census to sync billions of records to empower their customer success, sales, and marketing teams. Census is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Insight Partners, Sequoia, and Tiger Global. For more information, visit www.getcensus.com or follow @census on Twitter.