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Build A Common Understanding Of Your Data Reliability Rules With Soda Core and Soda Checks Language - Episode 328

Regardless of how data is being used, it is critical that the information is trusted. The practice of data reliability engineering has gained momentum recently to address that question. To help support the efforts of data teams the folks at Soda Data created the Soda Checks Language and the corresponding Soda Core utility that acts on this new DSL. In this episode Tom Baeyens explains their reasons for creating a new syntax for expressing and validating checks for data assets and processes, as well as how to incorporate it into your own projects.

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Power Your Real-Time Analytics Without The Headache Using Fivetran's Change Data Capture Integrations - Episode 327

Data integration from source systems to their downstream destinations is the foundational step for any data product. With the increasing expecation for information to be instantly accessible, it drives the need for reliable change data capture. The team at Fivetran have recently introduced that functionality to power real-time data products. In this episode Mark Van de Wiel explains how they integrated CDC functionality into their existing product, discusses the nuances of different approaches to change data capture from various sources.

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Building A Shared Understanding Of Data In A Business Through A Single Pane Of Glass With Workstream - Episode 326

There is a constant tension in business data between growing siloes, and breaking them down. Even when a tool is designed to integrate information as a guard against data isolation, it can easily become a silo of its own, where you have to make a point of using it to seek out information. In order to help distribute critical context about data assets and their status into the locations where work is being done Nicholas Freund co-founded Workstream. In this episode he discusses the challenge of maintaining shared visibility and understanding of data work across the various stakeholders and his efforts to make it a seamless experience.

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Operational Analytics To Increase Efficiency For Multi-Location Businesses With OpsAnalitica - Episode 325

In order to improve efficiency in any business you must first know what is contributing to wasted effort or missed opportunities. When your business operates across multiple locations it becomes even more challenging and important to gain insights into how work is being done. In this episode Tommy Yionoulis shares his experiences working in the service and hospitality industries and how that led him to found OpsAnalitica, a platform for collecting and analyzing metrics on multi location businesses and their operational practices. He discusses the challenges of making data collection purposeful and efficient without distracting employees from their primary duties and how business owners can use the provided analytics to support their staff in their duties.

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Build Confidence In Your Data Platform With Schema Compatibility Reports That Span Systems And Domains Using Schemata - Episode 324

Data engineering systems are complex and interconnected with myriad and often opaque chains of dependencies. As they scale, the problems of visibility and dependency management can increase at an exponential rate. In order to turn this into a tractable problem one approach is to define and enforce contracts between producers and consumers of data. Ananth Packildurai created Schemata as a way to make the creation of schema contracts a lightweight process, allowing the dependency chains to be constructed and evolved iteratively and integrating validation of changes into standard delivery systems. In this episode he shares the design of the project and how it fits into your development practices.

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Building Data Pipelines That Run From Source To Analysis And Activation With Hevo Data - Episode 323

Any business that wants to understand their operations and customers through data requires some form of pipeline. Building reliable data pipelines is a complex and costly undertaking with many layered requirements. In order to reduce the amount of time and effort required to build pipelines that power critical insights Manish Jethani co-founded Hevo Data. In this episode he shares his journey from building a consumer product to launching a data pipeline service and how his frustrations as a product owner have informed his work at Hevo Data.

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Introduce Climate Analytics Into Your Data Platform Without The Heavy Lifting Using Sust Global - Episode 322

The global climate impacts everyone, and the rate of change introduces many questions that businesses need to consider. Getting answers to those questions is challenging, because the climate is a multidimensional and constantly evolving system. Sust Global was created to provide curated data sets for organizations to be able to analyze climate information in the context of their business needs. In this episode Gopal Erinjippurath discusses the data engineering challenges of building and serving those data sets, and how they are distilling complex climate information into consumable facts so you don’t have to be an expert to understand it.

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An Exploration Of What Data Automation Can Provide To Data Engineers And Ascend's Journey To Make It A Reality - Episode 320

The dream of every engineer is to automate all of their tasks. For data engineers, this is a monumental undertaking. Orchestration engines are one step in that direction, but they are not a complete solution. In this episode Sean Knapp shares his views on what constitutes proper automation and the work that he and his team at Ascend are doing to help make it a reality.

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Alumni Of AirBnB's Early Years Reflect On What They Learned About Building Data Driven Organizations - Episode 319

AirBnB pioneered a number of the organizational practices that have become the goal of modern data teams. Out of that culture a number of successful businesses were created to provide the tools and methods to a broader audience. In this episode several almuni of AirBnB’s formative years who have gone on to found their own companies join the show to reflect on their shared successes, missed opportunities, and lessons learned.

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