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Mike Robins

CTO at Poplin Data

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What is data quality? Part 1

Data quality is a battle against entropy over time. More often than not, quality is a function of both sheer determination and the unwavering conviction that better data leads to improved and more consistent outcomes. Although data quality isn’t by...

Measuring and validating Core Web Vitals using Snowplow and Great Expectations in GCP

In this post we'll look at how to collect, enrich, model and finally validate some core web vital metrics that are critical in measuring the performance of pages on your site. Why does this matter? These measures effectively produce a...

Data QnA: An exploration of a conversational query interface through the work of Stanley Kubrick

Data QnA is a recent feature from Google that builds on some underlying research from the Analyza - a system designed to parse, converse and interpret natural language queries across data. You may have seen this in action under the...

What does BigQuery Omni mean for the future of data?

GCP recently announced the private alpha of BigQuery Omni, a service that allows you to run BigQuery (Dremel) on data that resides in another cloud (S3 in AWS at the moment, Azure soon) using Anthos. It’s an interesting foray into...

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The 2021 database showdown: BigQuery vs Redshift vs Snowflake

Last updated: 16th June 2021 For updates, changes and errata please see the Changelog at the end of this post. What is this guide? - Designed as a fair feature comparison between the different products - An up to date...

Establishing data lineage practices with Google Tag Manager analytics events

In this post we'll look at how to capture meta data from Google Tag Manager (GTM) from the tags that fire analytics requests. This post focuses on Snowplow specifically, however the same concepts can be easily adapted to Google Analytics...

Adventures with Event Bridge

What is Amazon Event Bridge?   AWS describes Event Bridge as: … a serverless event bus that makes it easy to connect applications together using data from your own applications, integrated Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, and AWS services.  EventBridge delivers a...

Snowplow Inspector v0.2.15 Released

What's New? This small release adds support for custom endpoint paths in POST requests. What does that mean? As Snowplow grows in popularity, it gets used more and more for different use-cases. Some of those use-cases involve using Snowplow as...

Server Side Tracking – What’s Old is New Again

Introduction: The Importance of Data Collection When we work with our clients on data and analytics; we strongly believe that the process of data collection is fundamental. Data quality should be the highest priority, and this can only be achieved...

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