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Data Digest: Data Prep Vendors, When to Hire a Data Scientist, and Chasing Data Perfection

Data doesn't always have to be perfect, plus how to decide when your enterprise is ready for a data scientist and choosing the right self-service data-preparation vendor.

Choosing the Right Self-Service Data Preparation Vendor
(Source: ZD Net)

There are now more options than ever for self-service data preparation tools, and it can be difficult to figure out which one and what vendor type you should purchase. This article covers the newest releases of tools and which might be re best for your enterprise.


Knowing When to Hire a Data Scientist
(Source: Datanami)

The data scientist is the hot new position to add to your enterprise, but there’s plenty to think about before you do so.  As this article points out, knowing your enterprise and its situation -- from its readiness for change to its nurturing of learning -- is necessary before hiring a data scientist.


Don’t Get Bogged down Chasing Data Perfection
(Source: IT Pro Portal)

Data quality is important, of course.. You need data of sufficiently high quality to make informed decisions.  However, as this article points out, the data you collect does not have to be perfect.

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Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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