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We recently updated our pricing model to better match our users’ expectations. Now, access to all our native data sources is included—that’s right, all the connectors ...
Panoply News

What are Panoply Query Bytes?

Understanding ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) platform pricing models is crucial for managing data processing costs. ETL platforms typically bill usage based on the ...

Unraveling Rows: A Deep Dive into Consumption-Based Pricing for ETL

With Stripe Sigma, businesses that might struggle to put proper data infrastructure in place no longer have to worry about juggling a ton of data tools. Besides giving ...
Data Stack

Stripe Sigma: The good, the bad, and the redundant

Poorly designed databases can cause many problems, including a waste of resources, difficult maintenance, and faulty performance. That's why having a great database ...
Best Practices

Database Schema Design Examples

If you're collecting data in a warehouse, you may have come across many data sources and formats. To combine these many formats, you may need to go through the ETL ...

Top MySQL ETL Tools

So you're at the stage where you're thinking about your company's data management strategy. Good thinking: A McKinsey report estimates that businesses that leverage ...

Can Microsoft SQL Server Work As A Data Warehouse?

Regina is a data analyst at Mocha, a fictitious coffee delivery company that provides local coffeehouses specialized technology, data insights, and shared services. She ...
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Dashboards 101: Basics Of A Great Dashboard

When weighing Cassandra vs. MongoDB, performance, design, and operational variables top the list of considerations. While both systems' approaches to data storage and ...

Cassandra vs MongoDB: A Battle of the NoSQL DBs

MongoDB's data flexibility is a breeze for developers but can be a major headache for analysts and data scientists. Here's how to wrangle your non-relational MongoDB ...
Data Analysis

How to Analyze MongoDB Data in Tableau

At Panoply, we know how vital data is to running—and growing!—your business. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce big changes to three of our ecommerce data sources: ...
Panoply News

New-and-Improved Ecommerce Data Sources: Stripe, Square & Shopify

Recently, we’ve talked to several prospective and existing clients who have all told us slightly different versions of the same story. These clients are solopreneurs or ...

Using Shopify Reports: Going Beyond Spreadsheets with Your Ecommerce Data

The most difficult thing about choosing the right analytics tool is creating an apples-to-apples comparison. 
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Tableau vs. Power BI: A Battle of Business Intelligence Heavyweights

Google’s BigQuery is a cloud data warehouse leveraged by data analysts and data scientists. If your data already lives on Google Cloud Platform, BigQuery is a natural ...

Best BigQuery ETL Tools: Comparing Costs and Usability

Data is everywhere. One of the significant challenges data analysts face is getting all that data connected, especially as it grows more complex. That’s where tools like ...
Data Stack

Top 8 CData Sync Alternatives: Weighing Connectivity, Complexity & Cost

Data is the rocket fuel that’s driving innovation and catapulting businesses forward. Today, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to data analytics tools in the ...
Data Stack

Top 15 Data Analytics Tools: Comparing Costs, Usability, and More

So much of the life of an analyst relies on the ability to quickly and reliably transform our SQL queries into impactful visualizations. While this may sound trivial to ...
Bi And Data Visualization

Write SQL and Get Charts: Comparing SQL Visualization Tools

It took a bunch of work, but you finally found the right consultant for your project and worked out a contract you're both happy with. Now you can relax and let them do ...
Working In Data

How to Manage a Data Consultant

If the announcement that Chartio’s BI tool will sunset on March 1, 2022 rocked your world a little, you’re not alone. 
Panoply News

Chartio Customers: Panoply’s Here for You

When choosing data tools, there's no replacement for getting hands-on. But if you've ever found yourself taking out a trial, logging in, and thinking "Well, this seems ...
Data Stack

How to Run a Data Tool Bake-Off

To get the most of your data, you need a robust analytics stack that provides valuable, effortless insights to both data scientists and business users alike (but ...

Stitch vs. Fivetran: Price, Integrations, Support, and More

Last Friday, Chartio announced today that they’re joining Atlassian and that Chartio won't be usable as a BI tool outside of Atlassian starting on March 1, 2022.
Bi And Data Visualization

How to Approach Your Chartio Migration

Chartio recently announced that they’ve joined Atlassian, the company behind robust tools like JIRA and Confluence.  That's great news for Chartio, but what does it mean ...
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Top Chartio Alternatives

If you're a CEO or in leadership, you're often going to be faced with the question of what to do when your company’s data needs outstrip what your IT department, ...
Being Data Driven

When to Hire a Data Consultant vs. Building Out Your Data Team

With companies of all sizes looking to gain value from their data, cloud data warehouses are all the rage. They’re a critical component of any modern data stack, as they ...
Data Warehousing

Snowflake Vs BigQuery: Comparing Pricing, Performance & More

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