The Top 5 Challenges of Validating Data on Databricks and How to Overcome Them

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If your work revolves around data management, chances are you’ve become familiar with validating data on Databricks. A popular cloud data management platform, Databricks is built on the open-source Apache Spark framework. It greatly facilitates daily data processing tasks on public clouds like Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), enabling analysts and engineers to…

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Simpler Data Access and Controls with Unity Catalog 

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Foreword: The below blog post is being reproduced on our website with permission from as it closely intertwines with FirstEigen’s DataBuck philosophy around building well-architected lakehouses. When building data pipelines, a thorough validation of the data set upfront (I call it ‘defensive programming’) yields great rewards in terms of pipeline reliability and operational resilience.…

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5 Downsides of Informatica Data Quality and How DataBuck Eliminates Them

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Do you know the major downsides of Informatica Data Quality—and how to work around them? Often known as Informatica DQ, this tool is part of the larger Informatica data integration platform. Numerous enterprises rely on it to optimize data quality across both on-premises and cloud systems. However, Informatica DQ is not perfect. Users have reported…

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The Quick and Easy Guide to Data Preparation

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Do you know why data preparation is important to your organization? Poor-quality or “dirty” data can result in unreliable analysis and ill-informed decision-making. This problem worsens when data flows into your system from multiple, unstandardized sources.  The only way to ensure accurate data analysis is to prepare all ingested data to meet specified data quality…

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How to Set Up a Managed Airflow Environment on AWS Alt-Text: “Concept art illustrating Airflow on AWS.

Harnessing the power of cloud-based workflow management has become indispensable in modern IT environments. Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (MWAA), a crucial tool that simplifies complex computational workflows and enables Managed Airflow on AWS.  In 2022, AWS’s revenue surpassed $80 billion, indicating its prominent role in the growing cloud…

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Quality, Validation, and Observability with Snowflake 

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Do you know how to get optimal use from Snowflake? Snowflake is a data ingestion and warehousing solution used by more than 7,000 companies worldwide. It makes it easy to ingest, retrieve, and analyze data from multiple sources, but it doesn’t guarantee data quality.  To optimize results from Snowflake, you need to employ a third-party…

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Informatica Data Quality (IDQ): Pros, Cons, and Alternatives

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Informatica Data Quality (IDQ): Pros, Cons, and Alternatives Many enterprises worldwide rely on IDQ to monitor and manage the quality of data they use for day-to-day operations. IDQ – one of the oldest data quality management solutions available today – provides a platform for data analysis and data quality validation by writing rules. Although IDQ…

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The Definitive Guide to the Modern Data Stack

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How much value does your organization get from its data? To get the most benefit from your data—and to use data from a variety of sources—you need to implement a modern data stack. With a modern data stack, you’ll be able to gather data from a larger number of sources, provide faster and easier access…

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Why “Data Trustability” is Essential for Building Trust in Smaller and Mid-sized Banks and Financial Services Firms

Seth Rao The recent collapse of lenders in the US has tested Americans’ faith in regional and community banks that supply credit to a significant portion of the country’s entrepreneurs and businesses. Deposits have flooded into megabanks, leading to a significant decline in smaller banks’ deposits, which could have long-lasting repercussions for the communities served…

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