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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...
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...
Data governance: on the offensive (#2 Data Maturity Series)
In my last post, we looked at why organisations often fail to engage data initiatives properly, leaving them stuck in first gear, or worse, spinning in neutral. We covered the concept of the data supply chain being comprised of a...
Generating data insight: it’s a (supply) chain reaction (#1 Data Maturity Series)
Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash It’s not the sort of statistic you’ll ever see in a sales deck, but the dirty secret of the data business is that most projects fail. In this new series of blogs, I want to take a...