Paxata Named A Leader In Data Preparation Tools Report By Independent Research Firm
Report states, “Customer references gave top scores across all usability and time-to-value features.”
Redwood City, CA – March 13, 2017 – Paxata, the pioneer in self-service data preparation, today announced that Forrester Research, Inc., a leading independent technology and market research company, has positioned Paxata as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Data Preparation Tools, Q1 2017. Paxata is top ranked in the Current Offering Category.
Within the Current Offering Category, Paxata earned the highest possible scores in 14 out of 15 criteria, which includes Customer Experience, Discover and Blend, Standardize and Enrich, Deliver, Sharing, and Deployment criteria. Additionally, based on customer references, Paxata received the highest possible scores in usability for business analyst, effectiveness and time to value, and vendor relationship subcriteria. The report also states, “Paxata focuses on usability and fast time-to-insights for business analysts. Paxata is powered by a unified set of technologies designed to support and balance data integration, quality, governance, collaboration, and enrichment.”
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The report found that “to remain competitive, firms must speed up driving data to insights in all areas of the business. However, that requires cutting overhead and inefficiencies from traditional data management timelines and, most important, driving from insights to actions that have business impact.” Furthermore, Forrester states, “To accelerate time-to-insights and time-to-actions, business end users and analysts who today wrangle data in spreadsheets or other traditional tools need direct access to data and a significant power assist. Data preparation tools can provide this power, but they must balance features and functions to support different roles and use cases and enable appropriate manageability, security, and governance in today’s enterprises — while at the same time delivering speed-to-value.”
Recognizing Paxata as a leader in the Data Preparation Tools market, Forrester said, “[Paxata] combines a user experience that’s intuitive for business analysts, along with machine learning plus text and semantic analytics so analysts can connect data quickly and get to insights faster.” More specifically, Forrester found Paxata’s differentiators to include, Paxata’s ClicktoPrep™ feature, which enables bi-directional contextual integration with BI tools, the use of Spark for large-scale data prep and a multi-tenant architecture purpose-built for the cloud.
“As the company that launched the Self Service Data Preparation category in 2013, we are thrilled and honored to see Paxata as the top rated vendor in the current offering category among all vendors in Forrester’s first-ever Wave for Data Preparation Tools,” said Prakash Nanduri, Co-Founder and CEO, Paxata. “We are especially proud that our customer references gave us the highest possible scores in Customer Experience. This is a testament and endorsement of the tangible business value of our vision in delivering a comprehensive, enterprise grade self-service platform that empowers all business consumers to turn raw data into information, instantaneously. I am deeply grateful to the Paxata team, our wonderful customers, and our partners for embracing this vision and making it happen!”
At Paxata, we turn raw data into trustworthy information at the speed of thought. We provide an Adaptive Information Platform that enables business leaders and analysts with an enterprise-grade, self-service data preparation system for analytics, operations and regulatory requirements. Business analysts work within an intuitive, visual application to access, explore, shape, collaborate and publish data with clicks, not code, with complete governance and security. IT is able to support the scale of data volumes and variety, enterprise and cloud data sources, and business scenarios for immediate and repeatable data service needs. Built on Apache SparkTM and optimized to run in ApacheTM Hadoop®, Paxata leverages automated artificial intelligence, elastic cloud architecture and distributed computing to deliver an immersive business consumer experience that automates the data-to-insight pipeline. The platform can be deployed both on-premises and in public, private or hybrid cloud environments.