What is Data Preparation and why is it vital for data analytics?

Before we get into the exceptional benefits offered by data preparations, let us have a quick look at what exactly it is in simple words.

What is data preparation? – Prior to analyzing any data, data must be transformed to appropriate form for trouble free analysis process. This is called data preparation. Data from various sources are cleaned and transformed to improve its quality in order to use it for business analytics purposes. The data preparation process involves various steps like data discovery, data profiling, data cleansing and transformation. Continue reading »

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