Earlier I've promised you some "Big news" today and here it is... Hmm, where to start, so much to say.
OK, let's start with the software, after all that's what I think most of my blog readers care most about:
DataCleaner 2.0 was released!To me this is the biggest news for the DataCleaner community in a LONG time. DataCleaner 2.0 is a major release that I and my new employer (read more below) have put a lot of effort into. I just had a look at some source code statistics and actually the 2.0 release is larger (in terms of lines of code, source code commits, contributions etc.) than all previous DataCleaner releases together. I don't want to say a lot about the new functionality here, because it's all presented quite well at the DataCleaner website.
More information: Watch out, dirty data! DataCleaner 2.0 is in town!
MetaModel 1.5 was released!My other lovechild, MetaModel, have also just been released in a version 1.5! MetaModel 1.5 is also a quite big improvement on the previous 1.2 version. The release contains a lot of exciting new features for doing querying and datastore exploration as well as a lot of maturity bugfixes.
More information: What's new in MetaModel 1.5?
And then let's move on to a major announcement that I definately think will affect the eobjects.org community positively:
More information: Human Inference completes acquisition of DataCleaner and eobjects.org
I have a new jobI now work with Human Inference to actively grow the DataCleaner project, MetaModel as well as Human Inference's commercial products. We're building really exciting cloud-based data quality services that I think will complement the open source offering nicely. Of course it's not all going to be free, but I promise that even for the users who don't want to pay for the additional services, the acquisition and my new job will be beneficial anyway, because we're adding a lot of new resources to the projects that are improving on both the open source parts and the commercial plug-ins.
And in the end I just also want to mention that Data Quality Pro has a great article about a lot of these news, including an interview with me and Sabine Palinckx, the CEO of Human Inference.
More information: Open Source DataCleaner gets a major update, Human Inference enters the Open Source Data Quality Market