data catalog

Three years in pursuit of a mission that really matters

On July 11, 2019, we celebrated our third anniversary of data.world’s launch.  We gathered at the Alamo Drafthouse, followed by bowling and axe-throwing (yes, you read that right—it’s a thing now) at High 5.  It was tremendous fun and I truly feel so proud to be a...

Check out this powerful #SXSW schedule query tool

Imagine having it all at your fingertips.  All the sessions, speakers, and venues in a simple interface that tells you exactly what you need to know. That's what a query template does for data like SXSW's session information. While this was a private internal tool in...

What the Chief Data Officer needs from a data catalog investment

The stakes keep getting higher for the Chief Data Officer (CDO), and the clock is ticking. While most still struggle to build a data-driven culture, it’s up to them to bring their data, analysis, and people together. A modern data catalog can help.

The top 10 datasets of 2018

A landmark year for the data.world communityAs we approach the new year it’s always a great time to look back and take stock of the road we have traveled over the last 12 months. This year in datasets, we continued to ride the political roller coaster with everything...

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...

Finding your way with Collective Data Empowerment

This is Part 4 in a series about Collective Data Empowerment. If you want to get the whole series and accompanying tools in an ebook, go here. Imagine... You are in a dark forest. Above, the dense canopy of branches and leaves hides the sun’s position. Your phone died...

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...

Two incredible years at data.world

On July 11 we celebrated the second year anniversary of data.world’s launch. We had a great time at SPiN in the first ever OWL Cup (the ping-pong championship) during the same week as the World Cup in the finals. It was a real upset, and you should ask us about it (as...

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...

Why you should distribute “data narratives” along with your data

Welcome to another edition of our new series of micro-interviews, in which we ask a fascinating data person a single question about modern data teamwork. Here’s what we asked Ella Hilal, Ph. D, Director of Data at Shopify, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the...

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...