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Google Ads is Google's platform for digital business advertisement. If you're new to Google Ads analysis, you'll need to understand the kind of data on the platform.
Data Analysis

The Analyst's Guide to Google Ads & Successful Ad Spends

A data dictionary defines all the critical metrics and terms your business uses. It's a simple idea that dramatically impacts how effectively your business can use its ...
Being Data Driven

5 Ways to Create a Data Dictionary + (Free Template!)

Power BI increases its adoption among the most experienced users each day. Thanks to being a user-friendly tool with various data sources to connect to, it helps analyze ...
Tutorials

How To Analyze PostgreSQL Data in Power BI

The world has changed; companies now use hybrid and multi-cloud environments to store their data. You probably do too. Gone are the days where you had to build a data ...
Being Data Driven

Data Orchestration Guide & Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAG) Examples

Modern consumers expect a streamlined & personalized service from the retailers with whom they do business. If you can’t fulfill their expectations for an efficient ...
Being Data Driven

How Data Analytics Can Help You Grow Your Retail Business

Google released Google Analytics 4 (GA4) in October 2020 in an effort to improve upon the previous generation called Universal Analytics (UA).
Data Analysis

The Analyst's Guide to Google Analytics 4

Google BigQuery is a serverless data warehouse solution that aims to be cost-effective and highly scalable, allowing businesses to analyze large amounts of data with ...
Data Warehousing

9 Most Useful BigQuery SQL Functions for Efficency

In the world of data and analytics, data observability is an important but often overlooked process.

6 Best Data Observability Tools: Comparing Usability & Features

 
Data Warehousing

How to Convert/Translate PostgreSQL Queries Into BigQuery SQL

Designing and creating a data dictionary for your company is a big process with big returns. It's something you need to do if you want deep insights from your data and ...
Best Practices

7 Best Practices for Building a Data Dictionary

When building or maintaining your data warehouse, you will be using what is known as "ETL" to integrate your data.
Etl

ETL vs ELT: The Difference is in the How

When you love a piece of software the way our users love Panoply, there’s nothing more exciting than finding out what new features are on the roadmap. 
Panoply News

Panoply’s Product Roadmap - Q3 2021

When it comes to storing data, we generally have two options: SQL (relational databases) and NoSQL (non-relational databases).
Data Stack

SQL vs. NoSQL: The Differences Explained

In our last post, Dashboards 101, our intrepid analyst Regina was building a dashboard for her company’s management team. Regina works at a fictitious coffee delivery ...
Bi And Data Visualization

Data Visualization 101: How Gestalt Principles Yield Better Charts

Data transformation tools help change data formats, apply business logic, and otherwise play the "T" role in ETL. This is especially important when consolidating both ...
Data Stack

8 Best Data Transformation Tools Compared for 2021

Companies today are increasingly collecting large volumes of data from cloud services, mobile applications, and connected devices. Yet many struggle with deploying data. ...
Data Stack

What Is Operational Analytics?

For years, Microsoft has been a leader in Gartner's quadrant for intelligence and analytics platforms. In other words: it has a complete vision and can execute it.
Data Analysis

How to Analyze DynamoDB Data in Power BI

Data warehouses are becoming increasingly popular as many businesses, nonprofits, and municipal organizations realize the value of storing their current and historic ...
Data Warehousing

Can PostgreSQL Work as a Data Warehouse?

In today's complex business landscape, where information pours in from many different locations throughout the day, it's crucial to work with multiple data sets.
Etl

Data Blending Explained: What It Is and How to Do It

So you're at the point of your project where the discussion of SQL vs. NoSQL is old news, and NoSQL is the path forward.
Databases

DynamoDB vs. MongoDB: How to Choose the Right One for You

One of the significant challenges to data-driven companies comes when integrating different application systems. Major public cloud providers, such as Amazon or Google, ...
Data Stack

AWS Spectrum, Athena, and S3: Everything You Need to Know

Imagine that you are in a meeting with a potential investor, and they ask you for specific information about your company to help them decide whether to invest in your ...
Data Warehousing

7 Signs You Need a Data Warehouse

Since Google acquired Alooma, this lightweight cloud-based ETL tool has evolved to snap in really well to BigQuery and Google’s data warehouse. This means that Alooma ...
Etl

Top 10 Alooma Alternatives: Comparing Pricing and ETL Features

MongoDB is a document-oriented database management system. It supports various forms of data and is probably the most famous NoSQL database. MongoDB has traditionally ...
Data Stack

11 Best MongoDB Alternatives Compared for 2021 (Free & Paid)

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