FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What problem does Promethium solve?
Promethium helps companies instantly know the value of their data and what questions their data can answer. This may sound easy but, with over 350 database, data warehouse, data lake vendors and an estimated 180 zettabytes of data by 2025, discovering one’s data, and understanding what it means becomes more complex every day. It’s not uncommon for enterprises to take up to 4 months to answer a question from one of their business units.
What does Promethium do, and how do you do it?
What makes Promethium different from your competitors?
Is Promethium the next level of data management?
What do I get when I purchase Promethium?
What industries benefit most from Promethium’s solution?
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Who is the team behind Promethium?
What types of companies benefit most from Promethium?
How are you going to move all of my data?
We don’t. We never touch your data. We only move the metadata, which is the data about the data, so your data is never compromised. We pull your metadata directly into a metadata index, allowing us to search for data as if we have the entire file. You can search by name, type, vendor, IP address, context, or even by asking a simple question. Lastly, we only move the tables related to answering your specific question. No more. No less, resulting in a highly efficient, fully automated process.
Does it only work for relational databases?
No. We actually work with any data source, automatically discovering where the relevant data is located across your infrastructure.
I need to first pre-define the data and join all the data ahead of time, right?
No. The whole point of being able to do ad-hoc analysis is that you want to answer questions that haven’t been asked or use data that has not been discovered. Promethium discovers the data and figures out how to assemble the data all in real-time AFTER the question has been asked. This avoids the painful task of identifying ALL of the data and relationships BEFORE the question has been asked.
But you can only do the query if the data is all on one table, right?
I still have to write the SQL query, right?
No. We automatically do that for you, providing step-by-step instructions on how to assemble the query, and with Promethium, you don’t have to know SQL code. What’s more, the directions can be easily attached to an email and sent to the relevant person in your enterprise to run the query.
What if the data is dirty and the results are wrong?
If the results are wrong, you want to know specifically what to clean and where. Many solutions only tell you that in your five petabyte data warehouse, there is some bad data. That’s not very helpful. But since we are only answering a specific question, and know that to do that involves these four tables, and these six rows we can quickly and easily clean that data, which greatly increases the accuracy of the answer you are getting.