• Building a data business in uncertain times

    April 2, 2020 by

    We don’t want to pretend that Syndetic can help save lives. It can’t. We know that everyone is struggling right now, from the stress of losing loved ones or losing their livelihood, from being isolated, or from working from home with a family. During this difficult time though, there may be space for companies to… Read more

  • Why does everyone hate their data dictionary?

    December 23, 2019 by

    Why does everyone hate their data dictionary? A sort of meta-spreadsheet, a data dictionary on its face sounds like a relatively simple thing. It is a document describing the meaning of a dataset. Typically this includes field names and types (e.g. integer, unicode, float) and maybe some annotations that describe the lineage of the data (where did it come from) and the business definition. But as with many workflows that are captured in spreadsheets, things can go awry very quickly.

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