Guest Post – Question Time: Behind the Scenes with Trifacta

January 29, 2016  |  Daniel Reed

Process, Business and Data Analyst at OptimalBI Daniel Reed takes a second look at Trifacta in his ‘Question Time‘ series. If you’ve been following along with OptimalBi’s journey through Trifacta, you’ve read Reed’s insights on learning to code with Trifacta as well as his colleagues’ thoughts on how to get started, the data wrangling process, and navigating unfamiliar data….

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Intelligence to Automate Common Data Structuring

January 13, 2016  |  Sebastian Jambor

It is well-known that data analysts spend 80% of their time on preparing data to make it available for analysis, and only 20% on the actual analysis. Our goal at Trifacta is to drastically change that ratio so that you can spend more time on the actual analysis. The first step in making data available…

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Wrangling in the New Year

December 22, 2015  |  Joe Scheuermann

The end of a very exciting year approaches. Here at Trifacta, the year encompassed a number of significant milestones, including the launch of V3 of Trifacta Wrangler Enterprise, the unveiling of the free desktop version of our product, Trifacta Wrangler, and the launch of operations in Europe with the opening of offices in London and…

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Guest Post – First: The Unreliable Data Source

December 18, 2015  |  Melanie Butler

OptimalBI has taken us through their experiences and perspectives on using Trifacta, from getting started and learning how to “code” to wrangling their data. Today’s guest post is by OptimalBI’s Data Navigator Melanie Butler, originally from her OptimalBI blog on her experience cleaning unfamiliar data. We’d love to hear and share how you use Trifacta –…

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The 6 Steps of Wrangling Insurance Data

December 14, 2015  |  Cindy Maike  |  Paige Schaefer

In this post, Cindy Maike, General Manager for Insurance Solutions at Hortonworks and Paige Schaefer, Product Marketing Associate at Trifacta, teamed up to discuss Big Data Wrangling in the insurance industry. Trifacta is a Hortonworks Certified Technology partner and most recently received the Hortonworks Industry Certification for Retail and Insurance verticals. To learn more about our…

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Why a Data-Driven World Needs a New Approach to Metadata

December 10, 2015  |  Joe Hellerstein

In the evolving context of the data-driven enterprise—which is so often focused on agile analytics and structure-on-use—we need a new approach to metadata services. In this post, I’ll explain why metadata services are stuck in the past, and what we need to support modern use cases. Metadata Management Then & Now In 20th Century enterprises,…

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Trifacta is Open for Business in Europe

December 7, 2015  |  Jeremy Perlman

As the business lead for Trifacta’s operations in Europe, I am excited to officially announce Trifacta’s expansion into the region with offices in London and Berlin. Although today marks our official launch in the region, our team has been extremely active over the past year working with European customers and partners. The enormous success we…

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Guest Post – Use Trifacta to Wrangle Your Data

December 2, 2015  |  Barry Stevens

As you can tell by now, we love hearing how Trifacta Wrangler is being used in the wild. OptimalBI’s team has blogged on their personal experiences with Trifacta Wrangler and how to get started, both of which we are fortunate to get to share here. Today’s piece is by Barry Stevens, also known as the Preventer of Chaos,…

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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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