Gartner Research

Data Preparation Is Not an Afterthought

Published: 07 November 2014

ID: G00270217

Analyst(s): Lakshmi Randall, Mark Beyer


Information management and business analytics leaders must introduce data preparation to their big data initiatives in order to improve understanding of both the data, and the productivity of analysts.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Implement Data Preparation as Part of the Data Science and Analytic Workflows in Order to Uncover Patterns and Enhance Understanding of the Data
  • Use Self-Service Interactive Data Preparation Tools to Enhance Analyst Productivity
  • Introduce Data Preparation Techniques That assess and Improve the Quality of Data From New and Diverse Data Sources.

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