# Tilores

Tilores is a highly-scalable, “entity-resolution” technology that was originally developed to connect internal data together. The technology was developed because we found that no other technology on the market could deliver the speed, scalability or cost performance we demanded.

# What is Entity Resolution?

Entity resolution (ER) is the connecting of non-identical, related data from disparate sources to “entities”. Entities can be anything from people, to companies, to financial transactions.

# Why is this important?

Companies today are collecting more and more data, of varying quality and from different/disparate sources, but they are only able to productively use a fraction of this data. Why? Because matching this data together so that one has the full data picture, is technically very difficult, especially at scale and when data must be accessed in real-time.

In order to fully utilise and get value from data resources - both internal and externally-sourced - the data needs to be matched together - entity resolution - in a manner which can be searched quickly.