Data Observability: What It Is and Why It Matters

As a process, data observability is used by businesses working with massive amounts of data. Many large, modern organizations try to monitor their data using a variety of applications and tools. Unfortunately, few businesses develop the visibility necessary for a realistic overview.  Data observability provides that overview, to eliminate data flow problems as quickly as […]

Data Governance Roles and Responsibilities

Data Governance, a formalized practice that executes and enforces company-wide data policies, has gained significant traction in the last few years. As of 2022, 81.89% of the participants in a DATAVERSITY® Trends in Data Management(TDM) survey have either implemented a Data Governance program or plan to initiate one. Yet, 54.63% of those surveyed listed a lack of Data Governance as […]

Testing and Monitoring Data Pipelines: Part One

Suppose you’re in charge of maintaining a large set of data pipelines from cloud storage or streaming data into a data warehouse. How can you ensure that your data meets expectations after every transformation? That’s where data quality testing comes in. Data testing uses a set of rules to check if the data conforms to […]

How to Become a Data Quality Specialist

First came the data analyst, then came the Data Quality specialist. Data analysts require accurate data to develop business intelligence and, unless someone else is cleaning the data, they must also perform this task. It is time-consuming and interferes with analyzing the data for useful business intelligence.  Enter the Data Quality specialist, who takes responsibility […]

Data Strategy Best Practices

Data Strategy, the master plan or blueprint for confronting day-to-day business challenges and meeting pre-defined business goals using data, has gained significant traction. More companies are seeing the connection between following Data Strategy best practices and boosting profit. Gartner estimates that 50% of financial planning and analytics leaders will take charge of developing and refining their Data Strategy. Moreover, […]