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Data Discovery Explained

Learn data discovery basics like what it is, challenges, benefits, and best practices with MicroStrategy’s guide to data discovery.
Data discovery is the collection and analysis of data from various sources to gain insight from hidden patterns and trends. It is the first step in fully harnessing an organization’s data to inform critical business decisions. Through the data discovery process, data is gathered, combined, and analyzed in a sequence of steps. The goal is to make messy and scattered data clean, understandable, and user-friendly.