Why Upgrade to dbt Cloud over dbt Core?

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So you’ve heard all the talk around dbt, but now you’re working to determine if you should go with dbt Core or dbt Cloud and you’re wanting to know what advantages dbt Cloud has over the free dbt Core offering. Upon a quick trial and look at dbt Cloud, the primary things you might notice […]

Automating Your Transformation Pipeline with dbt

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So you’ve built your first set of transformations in dbt, but now you need to figure out how to automate your deployment and code changes to your various environments.  However, you’re not sure where to even start planning, let alone making sure that you’re sticking to best practices (whether that’s running your code on a […]

Reducing the Time to Value of your dbt Deployment with Slim CI

So you’ve been using dbt for a bit now… You have all of your transformations in dbt and your deployments are executing flawlessly, plus you noticed your development velocity has greatly increased. However, as your dbt repo has grown, you’ve begun to see that your deployments are taking even longer. You’ve spent a lot of […]

Is dbt a Good Tool for Implementing Data Models?

Within data engineering, one of the most frequent tasks is modeling data into data marts and data products. Traditionally, if a company wanted to model some data, there were two types of resources available that could accomplish this: data engineers or data analysts. However, the approach that a data engineer would take to model data […]

What is Data Engineering? Everything You Need to Know in 2022

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What is Data Engineering? Everything You Need to Know in 2022 It’s easy to overlook the amount of data that’s being generated every day — from your smartphone, your Zoom calls, to your Wi-Fi-connected dishwasher. It is estimated that the world will have created and stored 200 Zettabytes of data by the year 2025.  While […]

DataOps: What Is It, Core Principles, and Tools For Implementation

DataOps: What Is It, Core Principles, and Tools For Implementation When building a successful company, it’s critical to have a strategy around how you build and scale your business from a technology and data perspective.  Your business likely has competitors that are trying to beat you to market, technology is constantly evolving, and so are […]

What Should I Look For in a Data Catalog Tool?

In our previous blog in this series, we spent a lot of time exploring why a data catalog is valuable and who you might need to support it. With that background information in mind, we’re ready to take a look at some actual tools and properly uncover what’s the best data catalog for your business. […]

What Team Supports Your Data Catalog Best?

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Welcome to part two of our trilogy on data catalogs. If you missed our first blog on what a data catalog is, be sure to check it out! In this blog, we’ll explore what the ideal team to support your data catalog looks like. Who Are the Users of a Data Catalog? A tool is […]

What’s a Data Catalog and How to Choose the Right One

Your business might be moving to the cloud, just completed, or have been established with it for a little while, and you are likely wondering, “what data catalog tool is best for me?” The short answer is…it depends. There are a lot of options available, and choosing the right data catalog for your business will […]

What is Data Modeling and How Do I Choose the Right One?

Building a successful data management solution requires several correct choices to be made in terms of technology, architecture, and design. Modern cloud based data platforms like the Snowflake Data Cloud can address most of your technological needs, but you still need to ensure that the design and structure of the data complement the technology you […]