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Why do so many companies still struggle to build a smooth-running pipeline from data to insights? They invest in heavily hyped machine-learning algorithms to analyze data and make business predictions. Then, inevitably, they realize that algorithms aren't magic; if they're fed junk data, their insights won't be stellar. So they employ data scientists that spend 90% of their time washing and folding in a data-cleaning laundromat, leaving just 10% of their time to do the job for which they were hired. What is flawed about this process is that companies only get excited about machine learning for end-of-the-line algorithms; they should apply machine learning just as liberally in the early cleansing stages instead of relying on people to grapple with gargantuan data sets, according to Andy Palmer, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tamr Inc., which helps organizations use machine learning to unify their data silos.
Data scientists, data analysts, business analyst, owners of a data driven company, what do they have in common? They all need to be sure that the data that they'll be consuming is at its optimal stage. Right now with the emergence of Big Data, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence (The New Era as I call it) almost every company or entrepreneur wants to create a solution that uses data to predict or analyze. Until now there was no solution to the common problem for all data driven projects for the New Era - Data cleansing and exploration. With Optimus we are launching an easy to use, easy to deploy to production, and open source framework to clean and analyze data in a parallel fashion using state of the art technologies.
Outdated, inaccurate, or duplicated data won't drive optimal data driven solutions. When data is inaccurate, leads are harder to track and nurture, and insights may be flawed. The data on which you base your big data strategy must be accurate, up-to-date, as complete as possible, and should not contain duplicate entries. Cleaning data is the most time-consuming and least enjoyable data science task (until Optimus), but one of the most important ones. No one can start a data science, machine learning or data driven solution without being sure that the data that they'll be consuming is at its optimal stage.