Tag: Google BigQuery

Hadoop to the cloud: Is it time to make the move?

When Hadoop was introduced, it promised a faster time to insight because of simpler modeling using cheaper hardware. But over time, organizations have been finding that Hadoop’s complexity and need for specialized skills are adding cost and headaches. Now instead…

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Gaming company benefits from increased responsiveness with help from Pythian’s Google BigQuery experts

When Skillz, a leading mobile eSports platform connecting 2.6 billion gamers across the globe, sought Pythian’s help with reducing storage costs, they learned they could not only reduce costs but also gain a more responsive application while providing an improved…

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Personal finance company develops secure data sharing with assistance from Pythian’s experts

A large personal finance company benefitted from Pythian’s expertise to help them share data securely and keep customer information safe. Pythian provided Google BigQuery expertise and developed innovative solutions to ensure secure multi-tenancy access to their data. The finance company…

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Data modeling for cloud DW

In this blog post, I would like to share some options that you can consider to model your cloud DW for better query performance.  With a traditional EDW, we would either come up a STAR, Snowflake or similar schemas. These…

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Advice from analytics pros: “Plan for 1000 sources of data and don’t move it any more than you have to”

“Plan for 1000 sources of data” and “Don’t move data any more than you have to.” These were just two of the many interesting best practices shared with a room of IT executives at TDWI’s Orlando analytics leadership summit earlier…

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How to migrate from Teradata to Google BigQuery

Google BigQuery is a serverless, highly scalable, low-cost enterprise data warehouse that helps data analysts become more productive. It enables extremely fast analytics on a petabyte scale. And its pay-as-you-go model makes it attractive for organizations looking to move away…

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