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Best practices and lessons learned for cloud ETL and data engineering.

What is the worst part of data engineering?

4 min READ
June 13th 2019
In data engineering teams the list is long and depends on your personal role. But my general pick is “Poor SQL statements by end data scientists and data analysts”.Probably not an obvious answer, so let me explain.Let’s look at this from a perspective of what three major areas of work are for da […]
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Intuit’s Journey to Cloud Analytics

13 min READ
June 11th 2019
How to Use Amazon Redshift For a New Generation of Data ServicesIn 2014 Intuit's then-CTO Tayloe Sainsbury went all in on the cloud and started migrating Intuit’s legacy on-premise IT infrastructure to Amazon AWS. By February 2018, Intuit had sold its largest data center and processed 100% of 2018 […]
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The Data Sources & Uses within United Airlines

0 min READ
June 6th 2019
The 5 Type of Data Sources that Every Enterprise Should Think AboutIn broad terms, we see five major categories of data sources:Production data: Data coming from core web and mobile apps and / or the line of business apps, and their underlying production databases that contain user data and pr […]
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How Dow Jones Uses Amazon Redshift to Build a Cloud-based Data Platform

6 min READ
June 5th 2019
Dow Jones & Company is a publishing and financial information firm with products and services that help businesses participate in the market better. Examples are Barron’s, Factiva and also the Wall Street Journal. They serve enterprises and consumers alike.Colleen Camuccio is a VP of Program Man […]
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Struggling with slow queries & locked tables? Here’s how to configure your Redshift cluster for performance

12 min READ
May 27th 2019
When customers start using for the first time, they can see the set-up and configuration of their Amazon Redshift cluster in the context of their queries and workflows. At that point, customers experience one common reaction:“Knowing what we know now, how would we set up our Redshift cluster […]
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