Start-Up Empowers ‘Citizen Data Scientists’

News Start-Up Empowers ‘Citizen Data Scientists’ By David Ramel 08/11/2016 Taking a cue from the growing citizen developer movement, a Big Data start-up is courting “citizen data scientists” with a new product for self-service analytics. While that DIY developer approach typically leverages low-code/no-code, visual, point-and-click tools, Waterline Data this week unveiled Smart Data Catalog 3.0, which it describes as the industry’s most comprehensive data catalog. The 2013 start-up based in San Jose, Calif., says it “empowers business analysts and data scientists to find, understand, and provision the trusted data sets they need to do self-service data preparation and analytics.” Specifically, the company said in a news release Monday, its Smart Data Catalog “allows organizations to replace manual tagging of metadata with an automated process that rapidly classifies the data assets…


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