As organizations embrace data-driven decisions to drive revenue, increase competitiveness and affect the broader market, non-database professionals need to get closer to available data so they can prepare/use it for analysis. Since IT can’t be involved in all data retrieval requests, it’s critical to give business users the tools needed to extract/prepare their own data.
Data preparation makes data useful by identifying, retrieving and cleansing it into an analyzable format by:
However, the process can be time-consuming, causing organizations with too much data to not be able to filter/conform data into what’s useful.
This tech brief discusses how the Quest Toad Data Point data preparation tool simplifies data analysis so that any user can perform data preparation to make data-driven decisions.