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Snowflake vs Redshift: Which Cloud Data Warehouse is right for you?
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If data drives your business, then choosing the right cloud data warehouse (CDW) is absolutely critical. Data warehouses are the foundation of your data analytics program. Your choice will impact the cost of computing, speed-to-insight, end user experience, and much more. One of the biggest d...
The Ultimate Guide to Redshift ETL: Best Practices, Advanced Tips, and Resources for Mastering Redshift ETL
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Amazon Redshift makes it easier to uncover transformative insights from big data. Analytical queries that once took hours can now run in seconds. Redshift allows businesses to make data-driven decisions faster, which in turn unlocks greater growth and success. For a CTO, full-stack engineer, o...
Learning about ETL - a founding engineer's personal account
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There came a point in my journey working for hired.com where we began to struggle with our data architecture. In this article, I want to share some of the lessons learned in the hope that they are useful to you in your own engineering journey. Hired started as a Ruby on Rails web application bac...
Redshift Unload: Amazon Redshift’s Unload Command
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Redshift’s UNLOAD command is a great little tool that complements Redshift’s COPY command, by doing the exact reverse function. While COPY grabs data from an Amazon s3 bucket and puts into a Redshift table for you, UNLOAD takes the result of a query, and stores the data in Amazon s3. Why would y...
The 5 V’s of Big Data
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Google, Facebook, Netflix, LinkedIn, Twitter and all other social media platforms clearly qualify as big data technology centers. But when did they know to start worrying about the data they have? The answer is simple - it all depends on the characteristics of big data, and when the data processi...
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