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The Must-Haves of a Modern Data Prep Platform

August 07, 2018 / insideBIGDATA

In this special guest feature, Joe Hellerstein, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Trifacta, discusses how the challenge of data preparation sits squarely between the growth of BI and visualization tools and the specific data needed to fuel them. Efficient data preparation is key to alleviating new demand from business users. This article offers three key requirements that a data preparation platform should have. Joe is Trifacta’s CSO, Co-founder and Jim Gray Chair of Computer Science at UC Berkeley. His career in research and industry has focused on data-centric systems and the way they drive computing. Fortune Magazine included him in their list of 50 smartest people in technology, and MIT’s Technology Review magazine included his work on their TR10 list of the 10 technologies “most likely to change our world.” With the advent of the self-service movement, BI and visualization tools have been on a steady trajectory of increased adoption and ease of use. ...