Today Trifacta announced significant enhancements for the free, community edition of Wrangler data prep. Tens of thousands of users at more than 4,500 companies in 133 countries around the world use Trifacta Wrangler. The product team worked hard to provide Wrangler users with the best tutorials, knowledge base and support materials to help ensure continued success.

Trifacta Wrangler is a freely available community version of the Trifacta enterprise offering. It is routinely updated with the latest features available in our enterprise product. The latest version will include features from the v4 release of Wrangler Enterprise into the free edition.

Here a several features highlights that are now available in the latest release. If you already have Wrangler on your desktop, the product will automatically update to the new version upon opening the application. If you don’t already have Wrangler on your desktop, go to https://www.trifacta.com/start-wrangling/ to download the latest version.

What is New, Wild and Exciting

Builder – More Intuitive Way to Craft Wrangling Logic
The introduction of Builder brings a new guided experience for crafting steps in your wrangling recipe. The interface automatically breaks down each of the elements of the wrangling operation and provides extensive descriptive guidance, examples and intelligent suggestions to guide nontechnical users through building wrangling steps. Builder is intended to make the process of crafting wrangling steps from scratch more intuitive and efficient. New users can start being productive with Wrangler faster than ever, and complex wrangling tasks become possible for any user.

Photon Compute Engine – Improved Scale & Performance
Several months ago, an announcement was made regarding Photon Compute Engine – an entirely new data processing engine that has been embedded into the Trifacta application and Intelligent Execution architecture. In this latest update of Wrangler, the product team replaced the previous data processing engine packaged in Wrangler with Photon, providing fast data processing and improved application performance at each stage of building your data preparation recipe. With awesome Photon, 20x more data volume can be visualized and interactively wrangled in the Transformer grid with immediate UI responsiveness.

Live Chat Support – Access to Immediate Help for All Users:
Another exciting addition to the Wrangler product is the incorporation of live chat support directly within the Wrangler application. Have a question on how to perform a specific function in Wrangler? Simply open up the chat window to connect with one of our support and customer success specialists to guide you through any questions you may have in using Wrangler.

Fuzzy Join – More Ways to Find Join Key Matches
With Trifacta’s new Fuzzy Join feature, end users can join together data sets with similar but inexact join key matches.  This eliminates the need to perform painful standardization processes across disparate datasets prior to join execution. Instead, users can select text standardization options and preview the match quality as an integrated part of the join process.

Download and Enjoy!

To explore these new features and many more hidden gems, you can download Wrangler from https://www.trifacta.com/start-wrangling/. You can’t beat the price for this fabulous free find.