Building a data business in uncertain times

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 toContinue reading “Building a data business in uncertain times”

Why does everyone hate their data dictionary?

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.

Introducing Syndetic

At Syndetic we make software for data companies. Syndetic literally means connective. It comes from the Greek word syndetikos, which means to bind together. We chose this name because data is connective. While it has become a cliche that data is the new oil, we actually see data as the connective tissue that binds companies to eachContinue reading “Introducing Syndetic”