Self-Service Data Prep Application

Paxata’s Self-Service Data Prep Application

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Modern self-service BI and Analytics solutions have transformed enterprises by giving everyone the ability to explore business information in a dynamic, visual and interactive way. Now, business consumers and teams can let their curiosity guide them to deeper insight, in ways they never imagined before. However, the most time-consuming part of every analytic exercise continues to be in combining, cleaning, and shaping varied data sets into actionable information worthy of being analyzed.

Paxata introduces the first business-grade, Self-Service Data Prep Application purpose-built to make it easier and faster to prepare data for analytics. Now everyone has the ability to rapidly turn raw data into ready data worthy of analytics—in minutes, not months. As rapidly as questions get asked, business analysts can securely and with governance gather, explore, clean, change, shape, enrich and combine data to derive meaningful AnswerSets™, which fuel data exploration, discovery and analytics.

Self-service for data independence

Freedom for business analysts to shape data regardless of volume, variety, source and without assistance from IT.

Visual experience

Rich visual user experience with familiar spreadsheet metaphor to interactively gather, prepare, enrich and publish data – no code, no scripts, no schemas.

Assisted intelligence for faster time to value

Algorithmic assistance infers the meaning of data for searching, linking, aggregating, and classifying data quickly while machine learning captures interactive steps for future data preparation improving analyst productivity in the face of growing data complexity.

Transparent governance for trusted data

Accurate, actionable and trustworthy information with self-documenting governance, security, auditing, versioning, lineage and usage tracking.


Scalability, manageability, extensibility and deploy-ability to meet current and future business needs.

Data Prep Steps

Intelligent Ingest

Quickly ingest data from a wide variety of enterprise and cloud sources, local files (Excel, CSV, JSON, XML, Avro, Parquet) and semi-structured data in Hadoop data lakes, Amazon Redshift, S3 and business applications like Salesforce. Paxata intelligently detects your file type, provides search, column selection and preview, and multi-file upload to accelerate import operations. Learn More | Watch Video

Search & Explore

Search, explore and discover data sources, tables, columns, files, projects and data values. Explore data in real-time with visualizations, and complete search to discover trends, identify outliers, and understand and identify data quality issues.  Watch Video


Interactively standardize values and remediate errors with smart text-processing algorithms. Transform data columns with a suite of one-click operations to resolve data issues quickly and completely.
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Aggregate, pivot, depivot, and transpose data with a single click. Paxata provides shaping recommendations based on the data structure and offers visual cues to shape data for every analytic use case.  Watch Video

Combine & Relate

Combine data across any source with smart machine learning recommendations. Add new data intelligently with a single-click to append or join multiple data sources at a time.  Watch Video

Enrich & Classify

Leverage Paxata’s semantic and syntactic understanding of the data, to have the system identify data types and recommend attributes to increase the contextual value of the final datasets. Enrich enterprise data with 3rd-party data and turn raw data into meaningful information.  Watch Video


Drive actionable insights with clean, contextual and ready-to-use AnswerSet. Reusable AnswerSet promote sharing, reuse, collaboration, and alignment.  Watch Video

Collaborate & Govern

Share, reuse, and collaborate across teams with a centralized, interactive, and visual workspace. Turn dispersed raw data and siloed tribal knowledge into pervasive, enterprise-wide, shared data services with automated step recording, auditing, versioning, annotation, lineage and usage tracking.


Publish information to enterprise and cloud sources or directly consume in BI and Analytic tools. Single-click integration with BI and Analytic tools enables contextually movement between business dashboards and data prep for faster time to value.  Watch Video

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