2018-04-04 : Quadient to End of Life DataCloud

Quadient® is committed to providing you best-in-class data quality solutions. In order to make these types of ongoing investments, at times we need to retire technologies as well. As a result, Quadient will retire DataCloud cloud data services effective December 31, 2018. Subsequent to this end-of-life (EOL) date, Quadient will no longer offer or support access to DataCloud. The goal of this communication is to provide notification to all customers of the EOL date, point you in the direction of a potential replacement solution and provide you additional details around EOL.

Product Upgrade Options
Quadient Data Services is the replacement technology for DataCloud. Quadient’s cloud-based Data Services provides easy access to value-add data quality and data enrichment services. DataCloud customers can readily transition over to the new, more robust on demand data services platform available via Quadient Cloud. Most of the same functionality is available via Quadient Cloud Data Services with the addition of some new options such as sentiment analysis and data quality analysis services. Some services have been retired. Please refer to the Data Services Availability Matrix for details.

DataCloud customers are encouraged to sign up for Quadient Cloud today and start the transition to Data Services. For DataCleaner users currently leveraging DataCloud data services in that environment, the DataCleaner 6.1 release includes an integration to the new Quadient Cloud Data Services.
Again, we want to emphasize that Quadient is highly committed to providing innovative data quality solutions that help you meet your business requirements and drive growth. We thank you very much for your continued support.

Additional Details
You will be able to continue to use DataCloud and purchase additional credits up to the EOL date, but note that all DataCloud credits will expire on December 31, 2018.

Customers should contact their Account Executive with any questions on their accounts or how to update.

Please contact us with any additional questions.

2017-07-07 : DataCleaner 5.2.0 released

Finally, after months of waiting we are proud to present you with a new DataCleaner release, 5.2.0!

Both open source and commercial contain these changes:
  • IBM's ICU library used for better Unicode standard compatibility.
  • Hashing component added
  • Fixed Pentaho plugin
  • Extended dictionary matcher (added possibility to ignore diacritic signs)
  • Added scroll bar for value distribution (result) page
  • Made connection lines lighter in desktop graphical job representation
  • Monitor is no longer available for the community edition
Commercial only:
  • Express Data Prep: a brand new wizard on the home screen of DataCleaner desktop. In just a few steps, it allows users to create a complete cleansing job for UK contact data and push it to DataCleaner monitor for repeated execution on data coming in from a hot folder.
  • Monitor: updated Cron expression errors handling
  • Monitor: improved validation of uploading files
  • Monitor: status of last job execution is now visible on schedule page
  • Monitor: now putting the actual data file in the hot folder can be used as a trigger to start a job, which then uses that data file as source data store
  • Duplicate Detection: updated to newest version, incl. performance better training with low column count.
  • Wizards made pluggable in DC Desktop.
  • Extended license information panel
  • Added Salutation generation transformer.
  • Added Sample select transformer.
  • Packaged new 'Name & Company Correction' component into DC Enterprise edition
  • Fixed Sanction list check component