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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.
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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

For the final entry in our SQL and pandas series, we’re going to be talking today about closing the loop. We’ve talked about the difference between pandas and SQL, how ...
Data Analysis

How to load pandas dataframes into SQL

You've been thinking for a while that it's time to level up your data solution. You could keep muddling by. But you're spending too much time grinding through individual ...
Data Warehousing

Data Warehouse Selection Criteria: How To Choose the Right Storage

At Panoply, we've made it our mission to be data integration experts. We collected the data and collated a list of all the top data integration tools to help you ...
Data Stack

Top Data Integration Tools for 2021: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

You know the janky data solution your startup currently has in place just isn't cutting it. But when you think about building what you need, you get a pit in your ...
Being Data Driven

How to Create a Data MVP for Your Startup

Data management isn't straightforward. It demands careful supervision from the moment the data is created until it's retired. When data is managed properly, you can ...
Data Stack

The Best Data Management Tools & 5 Ways Of Thinking About Data Management

This series of posts analyzes how specific databases stack up against each other. We've covered the following comparisons so far: Cassandra vs MongoDB Redis vs MongoDB ...

PostgreSQL Vs MySQL: Different Databases For Different Use Cases

If you're not monitoring your online store data and tweaking it accordingly, you'll probably find yourself left behind. Shopify's built-in reports are simple, ...
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Top Shopify Analytics Tools

You want to get more out of your Salesforce data—and who doesn't? So it’s time to boot up your favorite BI tool, hook it up to Salesforce, and rock out.  That's a fine ...
Data Management

Why You Absolutely Shouldn't Connect Salesforce Straight to a BI Tool

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