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Global Study Sponsored by Qlik Finds Strong Relationship Between Optimizing Data Pipelines and Business Value

Qlik® announced a global study that shows organizations that strategically invest in creating data-to-insights capabilities through modern data and analytics pipelines are seeing significant bottom line impact. The global IDC survey, sponsored by Qlik, of 1,200 business leaders* shows that companies with a higher ability to identify, gather, transform, and analyze data to glean insights benefited from higher quality decision making and better business outcomes, including improved operational efficiencies, increased revenue and increased profits.

Ascend Creates Automated and Intelligent Dataflows to Power Successful Digital Transformations

Ascend, provider of the Autonomous Dataflow Service, emerged from stealth with $19M in funding to de-risk big data projects and accelerate digital transformations. Ascend operates the only solution with which data engineering teams can quickly build, scale, and operate continuously optimized, Apache Spark-based pipelines. By combining declarative configurations and deep automation, the Ascend Service manages cloud infrastructure, optimizes pipelines, and eliminates maintenance across the entire data lifecycle.