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From the CEO

How to Boost Your Retail or e-Commerce Business with the Right KPIs

March 17, 2020
Nick Amabile

For retail and e-commerce companies, your crucial KPIs link to orders, customers, and website visitor behavior. Use your data better to do better business.

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  • Data & Cloud Analytics Strategy

    Your Data Can Change the Way You Do Business — But You Need to Unlock it First

    February 27, 2020
    Nick Amabile

    Business intelligence and data insights solutions depend on the right technologies and making your data readily accessible to your entire team — on demand....

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  • Cloud-based Data Warehousing

    Introducing Fivetran Transformations

    February 4, 2020
    Nick Amabile

    Fivetran Transformations provide easy to use, automated, and agile solutions to the pains of Modern ELT...

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  • Data & Cloud Analytics Strategy

    Snowflake, Looker, and object_agg - A Beautiful Marriage

    January 28, 2020
    Jeff Springer

    Relational databases, by nature, tend to have a hierarchical structure. Individual records in one table have multiple related records in another table, and those individual records may have multiple related records in yet another table, and so on. While these one-to-many relationships are to be expected, they can cause issues when we want to aggregate all related records up to report as a single row in Looker....

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  • Data Analytics Applications

    Extending Looker Models Based on Imported Views

    December 10, 2019
    Jeff Springer

    Looker recently introduced the experimental Labs feature importing files from other projects and it promises to be another game changer for your project development. However, innovation always brings intricacy and a heightened attention to detail. If you add in other DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) concepts like extending explores and native derived tables, things can get a little tricky....

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  • Data Platform Modernization & Migrations

    Announcing our Databricks Partnership

    November 5, 2019
    Nick Amabile

    Databricks takes the power of Spark and Manages it in a Simple to use Platform...

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  • Data Analytics Applications

    The Ultimate LookML Style Guide

    October 15, 2019
    Laura McKinley

    Creating a thoughtful and straight-forward LookML Style Guide for your organization gives structure to your Looker project and allows users and developers to navigate the LookML with ease long after its inception....

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  • Data & Cloud Analytics Strategy

    So you use Big Data, but do you DO Big Data Analytics?

    September 9, 2019
    Nick Amabile

    A look at how Fortune 500 companies use Big Data and the path to Big Data Analytics...

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  • Data & Cloud Analytics Strategy

    The New Data Stack: Fivetran, Snowflake, and Looker

    August 5, 2019
    Nick Amabile

    "With modern data infrastructure, we can shed the rust, liberate the collective curiosity of our team, and change the way our companies innovate in industry." - Tomasz Tungez | Frank Bien, Winning with Data, 2016...

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  • From the CEO

    How We Hire at DAS42

    February 1, 2019
    Nick Amabile

    On-campus recruitment is central to our plan to grow DAS42. It makes it possible for us to access a large pool of candidates efficiently. On our most recent trip to Cornell University, four members of our team had well over 300 in-person interactions with students over two days. It is hard to imagine speaking with that many impressive candidates in a relatively short period of time through any other channel....

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