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Why you should Rest before Data Profiling!

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 19, 2015

What is data profiling? When you looked it up on the internet the definition will sound like this

Data profiling is the process of examining the data available in an existing data source (e.g. A database or a file) and collecting statistics and information about that data”

and that’s from Wikipedia, where anyone can edit its content.

But if you ask some of the people who work as a data profiler, maybe you’ll get this kind of response “A haggard way of draining your brain cells” or “A slow way to kill yourself” Well, I can’t blame them if they answered by question with pure anger towards Data profiling. Why? Because I tried it, and it seriously drained a part of my brain cells.

Is Data Profiling that dangerous?

Well, it’s not that dangerous if you can properly rest your brain for a minute or so. But how can you, when you’re at  the peak of breaking apart? But let’s not dwell on the subject of dying. But rather how come data profiling is dangerous?

120713-IdentityTheft211Well, First of all, I might have exaggerated a little about Data profiling draining a part of my brain cells, but let me tell you this, it can really drain your energy.

Most of the time you stare at your computer screen and search for those Data’s that needs to be replaced. Furthermore, you’re constantly thinking where you can find the right data for those incorrect ones.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Well, you might wonder what’s the difference when we are always looking at our smartphones or playing computer games all the time. To be honest, I spend most of my time when I was still staying at my parents’ place, playing computer games all day long.  But of course, I have the time to rest up and it usually took me 12 hours of sleep and only around 8 hours of playing games.

But when you are data profiling, it’s your job to submit those correct data on time, and if you can’t then you might get the boot sooner or later. Of course, you wouldn’t want that, do you?

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