Adventures with Event Bridge

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 stream of real-time data from event sources, such as Zendesk, Datadog, or Pagerduty, and routes […]

Snowplow Inspector v0.2.15 Released

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 a third-party analytics solution, tracking user behaviour across multiple sites, rather than as just a […]

Server Side Tracking – What’s Old is New Again

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 through a robust and efficient workflow. It might seem obvious, but if you’re not collecting […]

The life of Python: Highlights from PyCon AU 2019

The life of Python: Highlights from PyCon AU 2019

Opportunities to actively engage and learn are vital to our work at Poplin Data so it was great to attend the recent  PyCon AU 2019 with other members of the engineering team. The event brought together professionals, students and enthusiast developers to discuss the many joys and challenges of programming in Python, which is literally […]

The importance of owning your own data

The importance of owning your own data

As Equifax prepares to pay out as much as $US700 million in compensation for its spectacular 2017 security breach, and cosmetics retailer Sephora apologises for a leak of Asia Pacific customer data, now is a good time to consider the advantages of data ownership. Peace of mind around security isn’t the only advantage, there are […]

Make big data small again with Redshift ZSTD compression

Make big data small again with Redshift ZSTD compression

A new compression option in Redshift allows you to make big storage savings, up to two-thirds in our tests, over the standard Snowplow setup. This guide shows how it works and how to get it happening.