BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE,BIG DATA MANAGEMENT
Analytics8 | September 23, 2022
Analytics8, a data and analytics consulting firm that specializes in designing, developing, and deploying modern data solutions, has announced the acquisition of Denver-based Mashey, a high-end data analytics consultancy focused on modern data technology.
The move to acquire Mashey—which was finalized on Sept. 16, 2022—enables Analytics8 to further its goal of continued growth while providing exceptional data services to clients, career development opportunities for its staff, and enhanced partnerships with industry vendors.
"Our objective is to build Analytics8 into the premier independent data and analytics consulting firm in North America." said David Fussichen, CEO of Analytics8. "This is another step in that direction."
"We are delighted to welcome Mashey's entire team because they demonstrate and support the core values and business philosophy of Analytics8—where employees can grow their careers by engaging in interesting, meaningful client work, and where clients can come to expect the best experience working with a data and analytics consultancy."
Mashey brings to Analytics8 additional capabilities around modern data technology, including dbt, Fivetran, Snowflake, Looker, Qlik, Airbyte, Sigma, Monte Carlo, and Firebolt, along with valued perspectives that come with years of experience in the data and analytics space.
"We aim to be the best data analytics team possible, both for our customers and for ourselves," said Philip Lima, founder of Mashey. "Combining the Mashey team with Analytics8 will ensure we all get there even faster."
As Analytics8 sets goals for continued growth, the company also renews its commitment to its employees, to foster an environment that promotes inclusivity and career development; and to its clients, to provide customer-centric data services that change how they work with data.
If you're interested in learning more details about this acquisition, check out the interview with Analytics8 CEO, David Fussichen, and Mashey founder, Philip Lima.
Analytics8 helps organizations make smart, data-driven decisions by translating their data into meaningful and actionable information. Our data consultants help with the entire data and analytics lifecycle—from strategy to implementation—so companies can make sense of their data and use it to solve complex business problems.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE,BIG DATA MANAGEMENT
Fivetran | September 20, 2022
Fivetran, the global leader in modern data integration, today announced the availability of Fivetran’s Metadata API to enable the tracking of data “in-flight” from source to destination as it moves through Fivetran-managed pipelines. With this additional visibility, customers can integrate with governance and observability tools to give data teams more control over who has access to what data. Enabling automated data governance, the Fivetran Metadata API also provides data stewards, security teams and data engineering teams the needed visibility to answer where the data came from, who accessed it, and what changes have occurred in the pipeline.
“Every enterprise knows it must be data-driven, but traditional data governance has been a barrier with manual processes and reactive enforcement of policies. That's not a scalable approach, especially as data infrastructure grows to thousands of pipelines. “With Metadata API, our customers get out-of-the-box data governance automations and data quality workflows so they can proactively identify and take action on governance issues before they become a problem. Our automated in-flight approach enables data access at scale without increasing risk to the business.”
Fraser Harris, VP of Product at Fivetran
Complex legislation such as Europe’s GDPR, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and other state laws impose fines on companies that do not comply with complex rules to safeguard data privacy. The Fivetran Metadata API helps enterprises address compliance requirements, easily integrating into their existing privacy and security strategies while bolstering the value of investments they’ve made in data catalogs and data quality solutions.
With the Fivetran Metadata API:
Data analysts are provided with a deep understanding of where data is coming from and are able to run impact analyses on it.
Data stewards know end users have access to data that has been handled securely and is compliant with governance requirements.
Security and legal teams can complete security audits and ensure the data moved is in compliance with organizational policies.
Data architects and engineers will soon be able to understand upstream schema changes and ensure downstream processes are updated.
Creating an automated data governance experience – Fivetran partners with leading data catalogs
Fivetran is excited to launch better metadata management with four leading data catalog vendors: Atlan, data.world, Alation and Collibra. Here are the combined benefits:
Information about all data can be consolidated into a single data catalog, for a complete view and seamless user experience.
End-to-end data lineage graphs are available for data, despite data passing through multiple systems and tools.
By centralizing governance in a single tool, data stewards can better ensure policies and processes are being applied to data as necessary.
The ability to source trace data at a column level back to its origin helps confirm data quality and builds trust that the data is accurate and safe to use.
“Fivetran’s Metadata API solves a major gap in extracting data from operational systems into modern analytical systems by delivering the much-needed context. The availability of the Metadata API will accelerate development of reliable and secure data-intensive applications by exposing lineage, impact analysis, and security and privacy aspects,” said Sanjeev Mohan, Principal at SanjMo, a data and analytics expert and former Research Vice President at Gartner.
“Our customers are excited to move faster with more visibility, powered by metadata from Fivetran,” said Prukalpa Sankar, Co-Founder at Atlan. “No need to manually stitch together sources anymore. With the new Metadata API, customers can now bring metadata from Fivetran into Atlan for a truly automated data governance experience. This end-to-end lineage covers everything from upstream sources to the warehouse and BI layer, helping customers stay informed across complex data stacks with powerful root cause and impact analysis.”
“data.world's interface with Fivetran enables data producers and data consumers to understand and trust the data synchronization and mapping along all databases, data sources and applications that matter to enterprises,” said Jon Loyens, CPO & Co-Founder at data.world. “Together with Fivetran, we provide granular data visibility, including metadata of source-destination column pairs, simplifying data discovery, data governance and actionable insights.”
A new report issued by Vanson Bourne for Fivetran highlights that companies continue to struggle with proper data governance – a necessity for compliance. All (100%) U.S. respondents said their companies could improve data governance roles, policies and standards, with 90% of those polled in France, 82% of those surveyed in the U.K. and Ireland, and 82% of respondents in Germany saying the same.
Fivetran is the global leader in modern data integration. Our mission is to make access to data as simple and reliable as electricity. Built for the cloud, Fivetran enables data teams to effortlessly centralize and transform data from hundreds of SaaS and on-prem data sources into high-performance cloud destinations. Fast-moving startups to the world’s largest companies use Fivetran to accelerate modern analytics and operational efficiency, fueling data-driven business growth. Fivetran is headquartered in Oakland, California, with offices around the world.
BIG DATA MANAGEMENT,DATA SCIENCE
Cloudflare | September 22, 2022
Cloudflare, Inc., the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, today announced that Cloudflare’s Data Localization Suite (DLS) is now available in three new countries in the Asia Pacific region: Australia, India, and Japan. The Data Localization Suite will help businesses based in these countries, as well as global companies who do business in these countries, to comply with their data localization obligations by using Cloudflare to easily set rules and controls on where their domestic data goes and who has access to it. This ultimately allows any business with customers in these countries to service their data locally while benefiting from the speed, security, and scalability of Cloudflare’s global network.
Nearly 70% of countries in Asia have passed or drafted new data protection and privacy legislation. This often makes it difficult for regional companies to use foreign-based vendors to handle domestic traffic. Without regional support, many businesses are under pressure to use only in-country run vendors and may be required to restrict their application to one data center or one cloud provider’s region. This creates a trade-off between compliance and fast, secure experiences for end users. With the Data Localization Suite, businesses of any size or industry can now use Cloudflare to get more choice and control over how to meet their data locality needs, without sacrificing security or performance.
“No business should have to choose between compliance with local data regulation and a superior experience for their customers. And yet, we hear time and again that companies are forced to do so in the face of a complex and ever-changing landscape of regional legislation,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO, Cloudflare. "By expanding our Data Localization Suite to our customers in Australia, India, and Japan, we're ensuring data locality doesn't have to come at the expense of the speed, security, and privacy users expect and deserve online."
Now, businesses in Australia, India, and Japan can use Cloudflare’s Data Localization Suite to:
Control where traffic is serviced: Companies can choose the data center locations where their traffic is inspected. Businesses can also use Cloudflare’s Geo Key Manager to choose where private keys are held.
Build and deploy serverless code, with regional control: Build applications that allow developers to combine global performance with local compliance regulations. Jurisdiction Restrictions for Workers Durable Objects makes it easy to build serverless applications that are confined to a specific region.
Use Cloudflare’s security features to protect their web properties: Customers can use WAF, Bot Management, DDoS protection and more to ensure their websites are safe and stay online.
Align with global and regional security certifications: Businesses can trust that they are compliant with global privacy and security certifications like ISO 27001, 27701, and 27018 while still offering performance and speed at scale.
“Asia Pacific has over 2.5 billion Internet users, representing more than half of the total Internet users in the world, and data protection and privacy have become increasingly important in this region. Preserving end-user privacy is core to Cloudflare’s mission of helping to build a better Internet, and we look forward to working with businesses across Australia, India, and Japan to enable them to provide fast, private, reliable, and secure services to their end-users.”
Jonathon Dixon, VP and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Japan, and China, Cloudflare
Data Localization Suite has supported Cloudflare customers in alignment with European localization requirements and regulations since 2020.
“We're thrilled to extend Cloudflare's localization benefits to our customers providing them greater control as they manage international data transfer requirements,” said Blake Brannon, Chief Strategy Officer, OneTrust. “Our partnership with Cloudflare supports our mission to empower our customers to navigate the evolving regulatory landscape with ease.”
Today, Cloudflare’s global network spans more than 275 cities in over 100 countries including more than 100 points of presence across Asia Pacific to bring its security, performance, and reliability solutions to as close to its regional customers as possible. Cloudflare continues to invest in the region, with offices in Beijing, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. In March, Cloudflare also announced 18 new cities added to their global network, including Bhubaneshwar, India; Fukuoka, Japan; Kanpur, India; and Naha, Japan.
Cloudflare, Inc. is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Cloudflare’s suite of products protect and accelerate any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures 2018 list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2019. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Cloudflare has offices in Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, New York, NY, San Jose, CA, Seattle, WA, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Lisbon, London, Munich, Paris, Beijing, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo.