Messy Data is Slowing Down Machine Learning Projects and Driving up Costs

…The survey found that companies are most interested in customer data, financial data, employee data, and sales transactions. Only 14% of survey respondents said they had access to all the data sources they needed. Bringing in external data presents a new set of challenges. Survey respondents said that common barriers to combining data sources are:

  • Combining data from different systems 28%
  • Merging from different sources 27%
  • Reformatting 25%

The report said that legacy, compartmentalized data integration systems can’t handle the speed, scale, and diversity of today’s data. Companies will only see the benefits of AI and cloud computing to the extent that internal data is usable.  The results in this report are from an online survey that was conducted in August 2019 by Researchscape International and Trifacta…

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