Tamr’s Support for NEVCA’s Anti-Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Statement

Discrimination and sexual harassment are intolerable in any environment, and they are kryptonite for the diversity that unleashes the innovations that empower startups to change the world.  I was appalled by the allegations in The Information about the repeated episodes of sexual harassment by a male venture capitalist toward female entrepreneurs, and I was encouraged by Reid Hoffman’s quick reaction.…

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Death by Data Variety: Two Decades Working On The Cure

Data variety has been the Achilles’ heel of enterprise BI and analytics projects since long before the three V model of Big Data brought it into the spotlight (along with its siblings ‘volume’ and ‘velocity’). Over the past 20 years, my career in technology has spanned data mining, ETL, Agile BI, and other data-intensive application areas. Throughout those two decades,…

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Carts & Horses: Building the Foundations for Digital Transformation — Published in Datanami

At Tamr, we’re privileged to work with innovative, large global enterprises who are executing on ambitious digital transformation agendas to ensure they continue to lead in the decades ahead. On the outside, these transformations sometimes seem like they’re driven by the latest and greatest technologies. Artificial intelligence is the biggest buzzword of the day; everybody is talking about it, a…

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Dr. Stonebraker’s Seven Tenets of Scalable Data Unification

Turing Award Winner, MIT Professor, and Tamr CTO, Dr. Michael Stonebraker believes real digital transformation must start with clean, accurate, consolidated data sets. The ideas in his new paper, “The Seven Tenets of Scalable Data Unification“, are already driving major change at GE, HPE, Thomson Reuters, and Toyota. In Dr. Stonebraker’s own words: “This paper defines the concept and process of data unification and compares different…

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Toyota Motor Europe and the Case for Enterprise Data Unification

Last week, CMSWire posted a great article by Matt Stevens (IT Executive, Toyota Motor Europe) on how Toyota was forced to rethink their data management practices to keep clients delighted in the era of Big Data. Matt outlined the goals and expectations of the customer experience in retail today – all oriented around the notion that “customers these days expect…

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Tamr’s Role in GE’s Digital Transformation and Our Newest Investor

I’m thrilled that today we have announced GE Ventures’ investment in Tamr. This investment is based on the fantastic work that our joint GE / Tamr team has done over the last three years to create massive and measurable business value for GE — a story that Barb Darrow tells well in Fortune today. GE is truly transforming their business and I…

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Schema First: The Train Wreck of Data Unification

We hope you enjoy this recorded webinar with Turing Award winner Dr. Michael Stonebraker.   Across industries, there’s an increased focus on getting business value from data, but this invariably requires unifying data from multiple enterprise silos often with public data from the web. The traditional approaches to data integration, Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) systems, Master Data Management (MDM)…

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Data Unification vs. Data Prep: Why Should You Care?

How does your organization get data into the hands of the analysts who can extract value from it? Self-service data preparation tools had seen a surge in adoption in the past few years as a complement to the data visualization technologies that are are by now widespread in most enterprises. Their popularity has been driven by the empowerment that they…

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Tamr Spend Analytics “In a class almost its own” — Sourcing Innovation Review

Tamr’s spend analytics solution received a strong review this week from a “Sourcing Innovation” analyst. Titled “Tamr — Trying to Tame the Data Deluge,” the review praised Tamr’s “AI-backed probabilistic machine learning engine” for pushing the company past other spend analytics providers. Other highlights include: “And even though there are only a few standalone providers and a few suite providers that stand out,…

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