BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE,BIG DATA MANAGEMENT
Dataddo | September 28, 2022
Dataddo, an SaaS startup that provides an automated, no-code data integration platform, today announced the launch of its Free plan—the first-ever free data integration plan with no extraction limits. This is a no-investment way for any professional, regardless of technical skill, to access and start working with data from disparate sources. The plan comes as a response to company cultural obstacles that hinder adoption of data initiatives within organizations across industries, such as low data literacy.
For at least the last five years, the grand majority of leading companies across industries has been investing in data initiatives, with the percentage today being as high as 97%. Yet only 26.5% of these companies claim to actually be data-driven.
Mounting evidence suggests that the main reason for this discrepancy is company culture, meaning both lack of executive buy-in on initiatives and lack of employee confidence in data skills. In a recent survey by Accenture of 9,000 employees from companies across industries, nearly three quarters of respondents (74%) claimed to feel “overwhelmed or unhappy when working with data.” This is critical because, as Gartner states, “the real drivers of [data-driven culture] are the people.”
Dataddo’s Free plan aims to help businesses overcome these obstacles by making it easier for them to share data and familiarize employees with visualization tools before investing in paid tools. The plan is the first free data integration plan on the market that puts no cap on extraction limits, and it can be used for an unlimited period of time.
Under the plan, subscribers can access any ten of Dataddo’s 200+ connectors and automate the synchronization of any volume of marketing, sales, financial, and other cloud data to up to three dashboarding applications and/or Google Sheets weekly. The company offers a growing library of free templates for popular dashboarding applications, enabling professionals with any level of data skill to start analyzing immediately.
The platform is SOC 2 Type II certified and compliant with all major data privacy laws around the globe, including ISO 27001, GDPR for Europe, CCPA and HIPAA in the US, LGPD for Brazil, POPIA for South Africa, and more.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE,BIG DATA MANAGEMENT
Alation | September 23, 2022
Alation Inc., the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Fivetran, the global leader in modern data integration, that enables joint customers to find and understand the full context of their data in the modern data stack. The partnership, powered by the new Fivetran Metadata API, unifies governed, trusted data from sources across an organization in one single view. As a result, data visibility increases and drives higher-quality data pipelines and better decision-making.
Alation and Fivetran are key elements of the modern data stack and support numerous joint customers, including Cimpress, Cisco, DocuSign, Genius Sports, Nielsen, Procore, Salesforce, and Slice. The strategic partnership provides shared customers with visibility into enterprise data as it moves through Fivetran-managed pipelines. Fivetran enables data and analytics teams to securely and easily move data from operational systems to analytics platforms. Alation enhances visibility into the data to speed pipeline development, ensuring users understand the wealth of information available and can derive insights from it. Together, the partnership merges data governance and data intelligence capabilities, improving data pipeline creation and informing business decisions.
“Alation is foundational for driving digital transformation. Our platform enables data and analytics teams to capture and understand the full breadth of their data, resulting in improved operational efficiencies and delivering more value to customers. “The partnership with Fivetran enhances Alation’s lineage graph, providing deep insight into data pipelines spanning operational data stores, data lakes and warehouses, and business intelligence tools. Now, users can easily unlock reliable and relevant data while also allowing teams to understand what data is available in the pipeline.”
Raj Gossain, Chief Product Officer at Alation
This partnership is driven by the need to enable users across an organization to find and use trusted, governed data to make informed, data-driven decisions. The modern enterprise relies on data intelligence and data integration solutions to provide access to valuable insights that feed critical business outcomes. Alation and Fivetran’s partnership simplifies data consolidation and pipeline creation, while aggregating governed, reliable data so organizations can get the most value from their data.
“Fivetran and Alation together enhance an organization’s visibility and effectiveness of data,” said Meera Viswanathan, Sr. Product Manager for Fivetran’s data governance capabilities. “Users of both solutions can accelerate data movement with a single pane view of data governance. Jointly, Fivetran and Alation ensure end users of data have high-quality and trusted data to drive decision-making.”
Alation is the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions including data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation. Alation’s initial offering dominates the data catalog market. Thanks to its powerful Behavioral Analysis Engine, inbuilt collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation combines machine learning with human insight to successfully tackle even the most demanding challenges in data and metadata management. More than 400 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation including AbbVie, Allianz Global Investors, American Family Insurance, Autozone, Cisco, Draft Kings, Exelon, Fifth Third Bank, Finnair, General Mills, Munich Re, NASDAQ, Parexel, Pfizer, Salesforce, Virgin Australia, and Vistaprint. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list three times and is a 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women. The company is backed by leading venture capitalists including Blackstone, Costanoa, Data Collective, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Icon, ISAI Cap, Riverwood, Salesforce, Sanabil, Sapphire, and Snowflake Ventures.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE,BIG DATA MANAGEMENT,DATA SCIENCE
Stardog | September 26, 2022
Stardog, the leading Enterprise Knowledge Graph platform provider, today announced it had joined Databricks Partner Connect, which lets Databricks customers integrate with select partners directly from within their Databricks workspace. Stardog is the first Databricks partner to deliver a knowledge-graph-powered semantic layer. Now with just a few clicks, data analysts, data engineers, and data scientists can model, explore, access, and infer new insights for analytics, AI, and data fabric needs — a seamless end-to-end user experience without the burden of moving or copying data.
Together, Stardog's availability on Databricks Partner Connect enables joint customers to:
Easily define and reuse relevant business concepts and relationships as a semantic data model meaningful to multiple use cases.
Link and query data in and outside of the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to provide just-in-time cross-domain analytics for richer insights.
Ask and answer questions across a diverse set of connected data domains to fuel new business insights without the need for specialized skills.
"Data-driven enterprises are increasingly looking to build more context around their data and deliver a flexible semantic layer on top of their Databricks Lakehouse. "Stardog's Enterprise Knowledge Graph offers a rich semantic layer that complements and enriches a customer's lakehouse and we are excited to partner with them to bring these capabilities to Databricks Partner Connect."
Roger Murff, VP of Technology Partners at Databricks
A commissioned Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact™ study concluded that a composite organization using Stardog's Enterprise Knowledge Graph platform realized a 320 percent return on investment over three years driven by $3.8 million in improved productivity of data scientists and engineers from faster analytics development, $2.6 million in infrastructure savings from avoided copying and moving data, and $2.4 million in incremental profits from enhanced quantity, quality, and speed of insights.
"Our mission at Stardog is to help companies unite their data to unleash insight faster than ever before," said Kendall Clark, Founder and CEO at Stardog. "Databricks Partner Connect enables Stardog to deliver a seamless experience for Databricks customers to quickly add a semantic layer to their lakehouse, unlock insights in their data, and discover more value-impacting analytics use cases."
Stardog is the ultimate semantic data layer to get better insight faster. Organizations like Boehringer Ingelheim, Schneider Electric, and NASA rely on the Stardog Enterprise Knowledge Graph to accelerate insights from data lakes, data warehouses, or any enterprise data source.