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Matt Derda

Matt Derda is a Customer Success Manager at Trifacta. After becoming a Wrangler expert and deploying Trifacta at his prior company, Matt brings first-hand knowledge to all of the clients.

Latest Posts

Modernizing SAS-Based Data Preparation with Trifacta

Inheriting SAS jobs that are held together with duct tape and bubble gum A plumber gets a call from two different customers, both need help with a leaky pipe. The plumber gets to the first house, goes into the basement finds the pipe that’s leaking just needs to be tightened, but other than that... more
Matt Derda  |  March 6, 2019

Looking Beyond VLOOKUP to Data Preparation Platforms

Your executives expect answers faster than they did just a few years ago. At the same time, your data’s getting bigger: pulled from more sources, stored in Hadoop clusters, and managed with tools like Cloudera. But the data’s not getting any cleaner. In fact, Forrester reports that over 80% of an analyst’s time... more
Matt Derda  |  June 26, 2018

The Trouble With VLOOKUP

We love Excel, and we use it here at Trifacta all the time, particularly the VLOOKUP function. But we know VLOOKUP is also sometimes painful and cumbersome to use when you’re in a hurry to finish that model your business partner needs or that report everyone seems to be waiting on. Some of the... more
Matt Derda  |  June 22, 2018