Performance Scalability

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By David Loshin

In my last post I noted that there is a growing need for continuous entity identification and identity resolution as part of the information architecture for most businesses, and that the need for these tools is only growing in proportion to the types and volumes of data that are absorbed from different sources and analyzed.

While I have discussed the methods used for parsing, standardization, and matching is past blog series, one thing I alluded to a few notes back was the need for increased performance of these methods as the data volumes grow.… Read More

Melissa Data Expands International Presence with New London Office

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UK Location Advances Global Data Quality Sales and Support; DQ Authority Barley Laing Joins Melissa Data’s UK Team as Managing Director

Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF- January 7, 2014 – Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and integration solutions, today announced its new office in central London, established to further the company’s support of international data quality markets. Data quality veteran Barley Laing, former CEO of leading web services company World Address, is set to spearhead Melissa Data’s growing role in UK business and joins the company’s international team as managing director of UK operations.… Read More

Big Data May Turn Data Quality on Its Head

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By Elliot King

Big data has emerged as a big issue for organizations both large and small. The idea of being able to capture and assess huge amounts of data, as well as use a vast new array of data types including unstructured and semi-structured data, has led to a kind of religious fervor. Analyzing big data will undoubtedly lead to better outcomes–or so the thinking goes.
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Melissa Data Announces Move Update Function in Listware for Excel

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Simple Excel Add-In Provides Access to Millions of Change-of-Address Records for Successful Holiday Mailings

Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF- December 4, 2013 – Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and integration solutions, today announced a new Move Update function for its Listware for Excel, a simple to use data enrichment tool that integrates directly into Microsoft® Excel®.… Read More

It’s Hard to Do the Right Thing

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By Elliot King

This should come as no surprise to anybody, but data does not take care of itself.

In fact, by its very nature, data degrades; it is corrupted; it becomes stale and in many other ways loses its timeliness and value. The ongoing onslaught on the quality of corporate data may be nasty to think about, but it is a fact of life.

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