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Ask and You Shall Receive

Andy Sheldon | May 16, 2019

In a previous blog, I wrote that natural language processing (NLP) technology “permits an interactive question-driven experience that mimics in a sense, the human experience of discovery.” I argued that the process of interacting with NLP mimics the process of analysis itself, whereby one interrogates oneself, one’s peers, and the surrounding world. The benefit as […]

The Revolution Will Be Queried

Andy Sheldon | May 9, 2019

This is not a blog about visual data discovery, although (roughly) its first half is consumed with that topic. It’s actually about natural language processing, or NLP and its close cousin, Natural Language Queries – which is what we do to use the underlying NLP. I want to make the case that NLP is a […]

Unifi Data Lineage

In the Beginning…Lineage Part III

Andy Sheldon | April 24, 2019

In a previous blog, I introduced a different frame to discuss data lineage, distinguishing between first-party, second-party, and third-party lineage. These aren’t just arbitrary distinctions. In data management, we’re used to distinguishing between what we call “technical lineage” and “business lineage.” The former describes a highly granular record of data lineage, the (technical) details of which […]

Data Catalog Trends

Andy Sheldon | February 27, 2019

The Unstoppable Rise Of The Data Catalog   A recent report published by McKinsey Global Institute states that when data is made easily accessible to the person closest to the business challenge, data-driven organizations are: 23 times more likely to acquire customers 6 times as likely to retain those customers 19 times as likely to […]

Data Industry Predictions for 2019

Andy Sheldon | January 16, 2019

We know it’s “all about the data” these days, organizations of all sizes and verticals are recognizing that the data industry is also changing: New tools, platforms and ways to govern data users are required to support data discovery and use through all skill levels and departments. Meanwhile, the volume, velocity, types, structure and sources of the […]