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When it comes to storing data, we generally have two options: SQL (relational databases) and NoSQL (non-relational databases).
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SQL vs. NoSQL: The Differences Explained

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 ...
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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. ...
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What Is Operational Analytics?

One of the significant challenges to data-driven companies comes when integrating different application systems. Major public cloud providers, such as Amazon or Google, ...
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AWS Spectrum, Athena, and S3: Everything You Need to Know

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

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 ...
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9 Best Stripe Reporting Tools for Your Analytics Needs in 2021

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 ...
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10 Best Embedded Analytics Tools for 2021

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 ...
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13 Best Reporting Tools & Software For Your Business in 2021

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

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?

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

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 ...
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How to Run a Data Tool Bake-Off

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

Data management tools boast functions like archiving, backup, disaster and recovery, archival, search, analytics, and more. While giants like Amazon and Google have ...
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The 34 Best Data Management Tools

Recently, Panoply held a webinar with Nathan Patrick Taylor, the CIO of the Symphony Post Acute Network. The focus of the webinar was on what Nathan calls the ...
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Webinar Recap: The Scalability Paradox with Nathan Patrick Taylor

Experienced data scientists and developers are spoilt for choice when it comes to data analytics tools. But for those who don't hail from a data-centric background, it ...

Top 5 Keboola Alternatives: Weighing Expertise and Ease of Use

Data provides the foundation for innovation and enhanced efficiency. But anyone who's worked with it will tell you that it can be quite challenging. Without the ...
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Top 5 Domo Alternatives: Capabilities and Usability Go Head-to-Head

Five years ago, MongoDB detailed new enhancements that enabled it to work with standard relational reporting tools like Cognos, Tableau, and Business Objects. That's ...
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Top 8 MongoDB Analytics and Reporting Tools: SQL and NoSQL

Data is the underlying force that drives modern marketing campaigns. But if you're an agency running multiple promotions across platforms, the data aggregation process ...

Top 5 Supermetrics Alternatives: Balancing Ease Of Use & Cost

You've spent a bunch of time figuring out the best data stack for your company.  It was hard work, and occasionally it was frustrating, but mostly it was fun. 
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How to Propose a Data Stack

This tutorial was authored by Ahmed Shaaban, a MeasureMatch partner.

MySQL Replication for Analytics and Visualization: A Panoply Tutorial

Xero is widely recognized as the best online accounting software for small businesses. Similar to Google Ad Analytics, Xero is a lightweight and easy-to-use analytics ...
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Top 6 Xero Analytics and Reporting Tools for SMBs

At Panoply, we get a lot of customers who are looking to use Grafana to analyze data stored in DynamoDB instances. If you’ve ever looked into this, you’ve probably seen ...
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How to analyze DynamoDB data in Grafana

  Twitter, the punchy platform that gave us the #hashtag, turned 13 this year.
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Top 12 Twitter Analytics Tools

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