Data catalogs

How interoperable components optimize your data stack

Like many technologists, my first exposure to “building stuff” as a child was through Legos. I remember spending hours clicking individual bricks together to build rooms, assembling the rooms into buildings, and arranging buildings into neighborhoods and little towns....

Centralize your data with super-connectors

There’s only thing stopping you from satisfying your sweet tooth: baking that next batch of delicious brownies. You’ve got all the ingredients in front of you. One problem though: you don’t have any bowls to mix them in. From the sugar to the baking soda, there’s not...

Enable self-service analytics with data.world & metaphactory

One of the most powerful features of data.world’s data-first platform approach is that access to data is exposed through a well-standardized query language and web service protocol — SPARQL. And because SPARQL is so well standardized, there are many tools on the...

Expand your data’s reach using query templates

Taking a deep dive into your organization’s data can feel like stepping out of an airport in a foreign country for the first time. The world continues to move around you while you freeze, dumbfounded as people whiz past, speaking languages that are as good as...

3 new efficiency hacks your data team will love

I know this post’s title isn’t an exaggeration because at data.world, we use our own data catalog. Extensively. And when these three features were debuted one Friday afternoon, they were literally given standing ovations. In case you missed them, here are three of our...

Find your data’s perfect match

“Oh, that’s not how your team tracks it?” Warning: This scenario may hit a bit too close to home for those of you who are knee-deep in data work. Ever pulled up multiple files supposedly containing the same fields only to discover they were actually quite...

Accessing and Analyzing Your Amazon Marketplace data on data.world

Love ’em or hate ’em, no one argues that Amazon hasn’t altered how people shop and vendors sell. While Amazon may account for almost half of e-commerce sales in the U.S.,¹ we were really struck to read that the Amazon Marketplace may have over five million marketplace...

Plotly: Insights For All

We know Plotly has been a popular choice among data.world members for quite some time. When you browse through data.world’s bank of free and open data, you can see it in the way members like @monsieurwagner have leveraged Plotly open-source libraries and our datasets...

Explore a new universe of data with SQL

Working with new data can be overwhelming. How do you extract information and knowledge from the facts sitting in front of you? In this article, we’ll explore a new dataset. We’ll ask, then answer, a number of common types of questions. Exercises and the full dataset...

Many Ways To Import Your Data

“How can I get my data into data.world?” We hear that question often enough. It’s tough to upload and continuously update the assets powering your data work. When your data lives in different places and is updated at different rates, it gets even more complicated....

Mixpanel + data.world: How To Import Your Data

Mixpanel is an phenomenal web analytics platform. It happens to be one we use at data.world and our favorite feature is JQL. JQL — JavaScript Query Language — uses the full power of a robust and popular programming language, JavaScript, to let you analyze your data in...

Showcasing your data work using Insights

So you’re working on your first data project on data.world. (Don’t know about data projects yet? Check out part 1 and part 2.) Often, one of the hardest parts of a data analyst’s job is capturing the output of work and analysis and presenting that in a way that makes...

Extra powers, with Power BI.

Do you know which Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform Gartner has recognized as a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for ten consecutive years? Not just that, but do you know which one has also received the highest rating around their vision for the last two...

We’re on IFTTT!

One reason we focus on making it easy to share data is the disproportional nature of the benefits — one person taking a few minutes to publish a single dataset can help a lot of people save hours of searching and cleaning; it can help data.world community members...

data.world + Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is arguably the most widely used data tool in the world. Excel is simple, versatile and powerful, which makes it perfect for a wide variety of users. At data.world we recognize that, and want to create the most seamless experience for you to use your...

Stop emailing spreadsheets!

Hey data people, how many times has this happened to you? You have a hunch about something impacting your business, maybe there’s a region with declining sales or maybe you think there’s some nefarious activity on your website that’s skewing numbers, so you email your...

Linked data on data.world

At data.world, we strongly believe that the (near) future of data is linked — that in order to maximize data’s potential in enabling humans and computers to solve the world’s biggest problems, we need to connect data according to the principles of Linked Data....

Processing Datasets with Algorithmia

We have been really happy to work with the data.world team and excited to announce a new set of integrations between Algorithmia and data.world! If you aren’t familiar with Algorithmia, we are a community of over 50,000 data scientists + developers publishing now over...

Top 10 SQL Features

A few months back, we told you about some advanced SQL features at data.world. I’m happy to say that there’s more to show. We’ve been hard at work improving every aspect of our implementation of SQL and query editor. Here’s a collection of our top 10 favorite new...