Looking Back to Look Forward: Experts Share Cloud Service Trends for 2021

You’ve heard it before: The pandemic accelerated digital transformation. And indeed, organizations stood up temporary technology solutions and expanded cloud services virtually overnight. Organizations took extraordinary measures to ensure necessary employee support, uninterrupted services to customers, and that business kept…

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The Importance of a Modern Cloud Platform Foundation: Part Four

As with any journey, having a good roadmap and a well-tuned vehicle make for a smoother trip. For an analytics program, the engine for success comes from a modern data platform. Today, this almost always means a cloud-based solution and…

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The Four Stages of Analytics Maturity: Part Three

Once you’ve established your destination, it’s time to hit the road. An organization’s analytic journey typically progresses through four stages of maturity, as follows: See: Deliver insights on where the business is today and was historically. Predict: Project future scenarios…

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Top Business Drivers for Analytics Programs: Part Two

Anyone who’s been on a road trip has heard this question. It usually comes from the backseat of the car, where it can be difficult to see the route ahead, and near-impossible to judge progress. For those tasked with managing…

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Accelerating Your Analytics Journey: Part One

Data. According to Merriam Webster, data is “information in digital form that can be transmitted or processed.” Sounds simple. Sounds like something that’s everywhere. However, smart, influential business leaders will tell you data is important. It’s powerful. It’s a key…

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Replicating MySQL to Snowflake with Kafka and Debezium—Part Two: Data Ingestion

Here we go again Hello, and welcome to this second part of my “Replicating MySQL to Snowflake” series. If you landed here from a web search and missed part one, you can take a look here: part one. What’s up?…

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Near Real-Time Data Processing for BigQuery: Part Two

This post is part two of describing (near) real-time data processing for BigQuery. In this post, I will use Dataform to implement transforms as well as ASSERTS on the data and unit testing of BigQuery code and SQL statements. Part…

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The Pythian Talent Community

Welcome to our round up of everything new and exciting going on at Pythian! This blog post series highlights what #PythianLife is all about, from how we’re keeping our culture alive remotely to exciting new projects we’ve been working on,…

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Post-Mortem Analysis Tools: Using Preliminary Connection

Editor’s note: This “post-mortem analysis” series consists of four posts in total. Make sure you also check out: Post-Mortem Analysis Tools: Systemstate Dump Post-Mortem Analysis Tools: ASH Dump Post-Mortem Analysis Tools: Hanganalyze Now, onto today’s post: Many DBAs have been…

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Post-Mortem Analysis Tools: Hanganalyze

Editor’s note: This “post-mortem analysis” series consists of four posts in total. Make sure you also check out: Post-Mortem Analysis Tools: Systemstate Dump Post-Mortem Analysis Tools: ASH Dump Post-Mortem Analysis Tools: Using Preliminary Connection (publishing Thursday, April 22) Now, onto…

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