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Exploring Data Warehouses and Data Quality
April 28, 2017, 5:43 a.m.
A data warehouse is a repository or storage area where all the data in one's company is kept in a single place. This includes data from different sources as well as both current and historical data, perhaps from a legacy platform. It can include data from the company itself, which if the company is a large one might well be spread over many departments, all of which may be using differen...
Machine Learning and Data Quality
April 18, 2017, 5:16 a.m.
Machine Learning is where computers learn things that they were not specifically designed to do. Traditional definitions of data quality define it as data which is able to do what it was designed to do. Spotless Data has recognised that this in an out-of-date definition which fails when it comes to Machine Learning and data quality in g...
Spotless Version 9 now live
April 21, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
We've just launched Version 9 of our unique Data Quality web-based API solution, which includes a new rule type, known as a Data Validation Rule, as well as significant enhancements to our rules engine, which have been driven by Machine Learning. <...
Advantages of the Single Customer View
April 7, 2017, 6:12 a.m.
A single customer view (SCV) is a data management concept where a single page containing all the information about a particular customer is gathered together, so that it can be easily retrieved and reviewed by anyone within your business or organisation. Why you need a Single Customer View
Who would benefit from using Spotless Data Quality API?
April 29, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Who would benefit from using Spotless Data Quality API? The simple answer is that any business or organization that has to deal with any kind of data would benefit, whether it is a new start-up or a multi-billion dollar business. However, we have identified three groups who are particularly likely to benefit from using Spotless unique web-based API solution for e...
What is blockchain and how can you use it?
March 29, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
Blockchain is a distributed database where the different parts of the database are not connected by a computer processor, meaning that once a piece of data is recorded it cannot be modified. This makes it ideal for maintaining records that concern one or more organisations whose interests are not aligned, such as two completely different companies who trade with each other. While b...
Exploring Data Analysis
March 29, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
The Concept of Data Analysis The concept sounds easy enough. Get all your data in one location, known as a data lake, buy some expensive data analysis software tool, run it through your data and hey presto you now have the data mining and business intelligence which will allow your company to stand out among its rivals. In practice, if your data quality is so poor, so u...
Spotless Data Version 8
March 15, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
Having been in Beta since the beginning of 2016, Spotless Data is finally live! Get ready to trust your data! We have just come out of beta, where we have been working since the end of 2015 on our unique web-based API, designed and built in order to ensure that your business or organisation has the data quality that you can trust in. ...
Getting the data quality from IoT
March 29, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been described as the infrastructure of the information society. All these "things" connect to the Internet via wifi and then "talk" to each other. Gartner estimates that by 2020 over 26 billion of these devices will be connected to the Internet with other estimates as high as 50 billion. What does the rise of IoT mean f...
14 causes of Data Quality problems Part 2
April 21, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Continuing our blog on data quality issues, numbers 1-7 are here. 8. Operational issues These are issues which arise in the normal day-to-day functioning of a platform such as a website, and including security issues, data quality issues, issues with wastage and delays, a...