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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.

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.

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 ...

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)

HubSpot is a leading platform for inbound marketing, sales, and customer relationship management. With HubSpot, you can get exhaustive data on your marketing efforts. 

How to Analyze HubSpot Email Campaigns with SQL

Stripe is a powerful payment processing SaaS platform that’s simple and easy to use. Mobile apps and online platforms that use Stripe can quickly accept American ...
Data Stack

9 Best Stripe Reporting Tools for Your Analytics Needs in 2021

If you use HubSpot, you know it captures a ton of data about your customers, marketing campaigns, and so much more. And while native HubSpot reporting is a great way to ...

HubSpot & SQL: A New Way to Understand Your Revenue

Data is king; the most successful businesses tend to collect and generate tons of data. But, when you consider all the different variables, it can quickly become a ...
Data Stack

10 Best Embedded Analytics Tools for 2021

After months of conversations and development, we’re thrilled to unveil our latest release: Panoply on Google Cloud BigQuery! 
Panoply News

Announcing: Panoply on BigQuery

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

Reporting tools play a vital role in enabling analytics teams to generate up-to-date snapshots of critical business areas that demand attention. These valuable insights ...
Data Stack

13 Best Reporting Tools & Software For Your Business in 2021

Should I use MySQL or MariaDB? That's probably the question in your mind right now.

MariaDB Vs MySQL: Performance, Licensing & Support

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

ETL is the process of extracting, loading, and transforming data from various sources into a central data repository and is an essential step for turning data into ...

Top MongoDB ETL Tools: The Best Ways to Sync Your NoSQL Data

"Use MongoDB!" said the first engineer. "No, use MySQL," said the second. And there you were, watching them fight like football fans supporting their favorite ...

MongoDB vs MySQL: The Differences Explained

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

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