Self-service data prep is a way for business users to rapidly access, blend, and prepare data for analysis without the help of IT. It is designed to give both data analysts and non-technical users a logical view of data enrichment.
Inzata is an example of a BI solution that simplifies data preparation. It enables customers to connect, acquire, and blend data from many sources, whether on-premise or in the cloud; cache that data in a high-performance self-tuning repository; and prepare the data using smart profiling, joining, and intuitive data enrichment.
Programs like Inzata include connections to cloud-app sources like Salesforce and Marketo; cloud-platform sources from Amazon and Google; and on-premise sources including HP Vertica, PostgreSQL, and ODBC-standard databases.