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Crowdsourcing Weather Data With Amazon Redshift

3 min READ
August 6th 2018
Have you ever tried setting up a personal weather station by crowdsourcing weather?  Collecting digital weather data in your backyard or on your rooftop has recently become an easy thing to do. Sharing it is easy also: the Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) will transmit your backyard data to NOAA […]
Lucy Hancock Lucy Hancock

3 keys to building a stable, reliable, fault-tolerant data pipeline

4 min READ
July 30th 2018
IntroductionWhen you’re building or improving your data pipeline, batch data processing seems simple. Pull data from a source, apply some business logic to it, and load it for later use. When done well, automating these jobs is a huge win. It saves time and empowers decision-makers with fresh and accura […]
Cody Hanson Cody Hanson

Improve Amazon Redshift COPY performance:  Don’t ANALYZE on every COPY

2 min READ
July 24th 2018
IntroductionOne of the core challenges of using any data warehouse is the process of moving data to a place where the data can be queried. Amazon Redshift COPY command provides two methods to access data:1- copy data into Redshift local storage by using the COPY command2- use Amazon Redshift […]
Paul Lappas Paul Lappas

Zero Downtime Elasticsearch Migrations

6 min READ
July 12th 2018
IntroductionAt intermix.io, Elasticsearch is a final destination for data that is processed through our data pipeline. Data gets loaded from Amazon Redshift into Elasticsearch via an indexing job. Elasticsearch data then gets served to the intermix.io dashboard to data engineers, giving them a view […]
Stefan Gromoll Stefan Gromoll

3 Steps for Fixing Slow Looker Dashboards with Amazon Redshift

7 min READ
July 10th 2018
Looker is a powerful tool for self-service analytics. A lot of companies use Looker on top of Amazon Redshift for business intelligence. It helps companies derive value from their data by making it easy to create custom reports and dashboards."Slow Looker dashboards" is one of the most frequent issu […]
Lars Kamp Lars Kamp
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