Trifacta today announced the release of Trifacta Wrangler, a desktop version of Trifacta’s data wrangling solution that is available for free. Trifacta Wrangler democratizes access to Trifacta’s data transformation and preparation tools by giving anyone with an interest in exploring large datasets the ability to take advantage of Trifacta’s data wrangling toolset. The release of Trifacta Wrangler enables data transformation, exploration and preparation from an end user’s personal machine, thereby extending Trifacta’s functionality to business stakeholders interested in sampling Trifacta’s data wrangling capabilities. Jeffrey Heer, co-founder and chief experience officer at Trifacta, remarked on the significance of Trifacta Wrangler and data more preparation more generally as follows:
Data preparation is the elephant in the room when it comes to productive data visualization. Tools have emerged that allow all of us to visualize clean, structured data in a meaningful way, but preparing data for those tools takes up nearly 80 percent of the overall analysis. With Trifacta Wrangler, we are addressing the tremendous inbound interest in using Trifacta outside of the Hadoop ecosystem and empowering self-service data users to work hands on to wrangle raw data in an intuitive and visual way that is complimentary to the analysis tools they are already using.
As Heer notes, Trifacta responds to the business need for data preparation as a preliminary step toward data analysis and the larger project of deriving actionable business intelligence from large data sets. In the specific case of Trifacta Wrangler, non-Hadoop users with data stored in Excel or Microsoft Access can take advantage of Trifacta’s data preparation and exploration functionality to understand the landscape of their data as an introductory step toward executing more focused and granular analytic operations. With the release of Trifacta Wrangler, business stakeholders and data scientists alike can now sample Trifacta’s data wrangling capabilities at no cost and subsequently reflect on the potentialities of Trifacta Enterprise, Trifacta’s flagship product, for their organization and work. Expect interest in Trifacta to continue to skyrocket as increased and expanded user experience with the product breeds familiarity that converts to sales.