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Designing Visualization Tools: From Data Wrangling to Exploration

November 24, 2015  |  Jeffrey Heer

The current “big data” era has lead to a proliferation of new technologies that enable a broader base of users to consume and analyze data. In large part, this has been brought about by the advancement and popularity of data visualization. We’ve moved beyond traditional dashboards and are now incorporating data visualizations into nearly every…

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Guest Post – Getting Started with Trifacta

November 19, 2015  |  Daniel Reed

OptimalBI Limited has been hard at work creating data visualizations with Trifacta Wrangler. Recently, AgileBi Architect Shane Gibson blogged his experience using Trifacta Wrangler to transform data without coding. Today, we get another opportunity to share a fellow OptimalBI member’s Trifacta experience – Daniel Reed is a Process, Business and Data Analyst who has allowed us to repost his OptimalBI blog. If you’d…

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4 Key Steps to Sanity Checking Your Data

November 17, 2015  |  Connor Carreras

As a Customer Success Manager at Trifacta, I spend most of my time helping our customers wrangle their raw, big data into business insights. On these data wrangling projects, it’s tempting to jump straight into the most interesting problems, but to produce the most accurate results, we should start by performing a set of basic…

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Guest Post – Trifacta = I Can Code!

November 5, 2015  |  Shane Gibson

We love to hear stories about how people use Trifacta out in the wild. Recently, Shane Gibson, an AgileBI Architect at Optimalbi Limited wrote about his experience using Trifacta Wrangler on the Optimalbi blog. We’re fortunate that Shane has allowed us to repost his piece on our blog. If you’d like to share your experience using Trifacta…

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Data Wrangling to the People

October 19, 2015  |  Alon Bartur

I still remember the first time I saw Data Wrangler, Trifacta CTO Sean Kandel’s graduate research project at Stanford. It was the middle of the night in a hotel room in Prague and I was thirty minutes away from my first phone call with Wei Zheng, Trifacta’s VP of Product. I had just spent the…

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Six Core Data Wrangling Activities

October 2, 2015  |  Tye Rattenbury

With the growing adoption of big data infrastructure technologies like Hadoop has come increased awareness of the different activities involved in successful Hadoop-based analyses. Specifically, users have come to appreciate that “data wrangling” is a crucial first step in preparing data for broader analysis – and one that consumes a significant amount of time and…

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Addressing the Growing Need for Data Wrangling Education

September 29, 2015  |  Natalie Hoang

Tye Rattenbury, Trifacta’s Director of Data Science and Solutions Engineering, along with Trifacta’s co-founders, Joseph Hellerstein, Jeffrey Heer and Sean Kandel, have been busy authoring a book — “Data Wrangling: Techniques and Concepts for Agile Analytics — which is previewing at Strata NYC right now. In this blog, we sit down with Tye to understand…

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Trifacta at Strata: PepsiCo, v3, metadata, visualization experts, droids, and… a crab?

September 28, 2015  |  Joe Scheuermann

Much of the Hadoop world is gathered this week at Strata + Hadoop World in New York; including, of course, the Trifacta team, who is anxious to show off the new release of our flagship data wrangling software, Trifacta v3. The software takes both enterprise data governance and ease of use to entirely new levels in Hadoop, and it’s…

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Enterprise Data Governance for Data Wrangling in Trifacta v3

September 25, 2015  |  Sean Ma

Over the past few days, my colleagues have used this space to describe Trifacta v3, the most important release in our company’s history. In these posts, we have focused on two major ways our v3 release is helping enterprises deliver more analytic value out of their Big Data investments: Phil Vander Broek’s post talked about adding interface options…

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User Empowerment in Trifacta v3

September 23, 2015  |  Phil Vander Broek

Imagine: what if non-technical analysts could more easily transform data in a way that doesn’t feel like writing a script or query? What if a technical user could accomplish their complex data wrangling task in 20 seconds instead of 5 minutes due to the help of smart algorithms and good user experience? How can a…

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Introducing Trifacta v3 – Where User Empowerment Meets Enterprise Data Governance

September 22, 2015  |  Wei Zheng

Today, we’re excited to announce Trifacta v3, the most significant release in our company’s history. You can read the official press release here; it explains the benefits Trifacta v3 will bring not only to end users, but also to the IT departments managing these environments at the growing number of enterprises investing in Hadoop to…

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Wrangling Runners: JP Morgan Corporate Challenge

September 18, 2015  |  Alon Bartur

Last week a few of us from Trifacta ran in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. The race is a charity event that donated over $700,000 dollars last year towards a number of not-for-profit organizations. Each racer in the event wears a number with an embedded chip that records their time and the race organizers post…

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