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Opinion

Coalesce 2022 from 5 perspectives

Ask anyone at dbt Labs, the most special week of the year for dbt is Coalesce. There’s so much work, anticipation, and anxiety that goes into Coalesce: Will talks resonate with the Community? How can we ensure speakers feel confident? Will folks be excited about new product launches? How can we make the online and...

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How-To

Introducing 2 NEW dbt Learn advanced courses to help you prepare for the dbt Certification Exam

dbt Labs has added two more courses to its library of free resources for the emerging analytics engineer. Those new to dbt will find everything they need to get started (and badged!) in our dbt Learn Fundamentals course, while seasoned users can now go deeper on topics like advanced testing and deployments before sitting for the dbt Certification Exam.

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Opinion

Coalesce 2022 Replay Tracks: Scaling data teams

If your organization is growing, or already facing enterprise-scale challenges, this collection of Coalesce 2022 talks can help you navigate changes to team structure, expanding data use cases, and leveling up your infrastructure and development workflows. Module 1: Team and Stakeholder Relations (1 hr 35 mins) The work required to manage a growing set of...

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Opinion

Coalesce 2022 Replay Tracks: Building the Business Case

Current economic uncertainty makes navigating new data team investments a little tricky. Is now the right time to consider new tooling and frameworks? Is doing more with less a solution or recipe for burnout? What data projects most clearly map to near-term business gain? If you’re looking for the Coalesce talks that attempt to answer these questions, this is the replay track for you.

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dbt Live: Expert Series

Extending dbt's Reach

Doug Guthrie, Solutions Architect at dbt Labs, demonstrated how to set up Github Actions to enforce SQL, documentation, and test standards, auto generate exposures, how to push dbt Cloud job run metadata to Datadog for analysis and more in this dbt Live: Expert Series APAC session..

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dbt Live: Expert Series

Designing a Deployment Workflow

The dbt Live: Expert Series is a new 60-minute interactive experience where dbt Labs Solution Architects share practical advice on how to tackle the sticky problems we see come up over and over again in the field—like how to safely split environments with CI/CD, or how to implement blue/green deployments.

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dbt Live: Expert Series

Overriding Schema Generation

The dbt Live: Expert Series is a new 60-minute interactive experience where dbt Labs Solution Architects share practical advice on how to tackle the sticky problems we see come up over and over again in the field—like how to safely split environments with CI/CD, or how to implement blue/green deployments.

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Product News

A Good Problem to Have…

… just not a good one to keep! In this two part series you’ll learn how we rearchitected our scheduler to meet greater demand in dbt Cloud. For those looking for more technical detail, check out the second post, in which an engineer on this team breaks down the architecture we started with, the technical...

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Licensing dbt: Apache 2.0, BSL, and Proprietary

The metrics layer generated a lot of buzz at Coalesce, prompting some exciting and important conversations. In short: the dbt Server that will make metrics accessible will be source available. This will provide users control, while enabling us to build a sustainable business.

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Coalesce returns for year two this December

Dec 6-10, 2021: Coalesce is back with 85 speakers, 65+ sessions, and a little razzle-dazzle. Targeting 4 time zones (EST, PST, GMT, and AEDT)—there are plenty of opportunities to join us live. Find out what’s new, what’s staying the same, and how to prepare.

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Product News

On DAGs, Hierarchies, and IDEs

With the DAG-in-the-IDE (now available to all dbt Cloud users), analytics engineers can seamlessly navigate the core structure of their dbt project with low friction and low cognitive load, making the entire development process more intuitive, pleasant, and efficient.

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Opinion

We the purple people

The data world needs more purple people — generalists who can navigate both the business context and the modern data stack. Let's put aside skillset dichotomies, and learn to feel comfortable in the space between.

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Company News

Announcing: The Foundry Program

Over the past few months, the dbt Labs’ recruiting team has partnered with leaders from our Engineering and Analytics Engineering organizations to design the Foundry Program. This program will provide a gateway for those that are new to the field or looking to make a career change.

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Company News

A Note to dbt Service Providers

Fishtown Analytics started as a consulting company that competed with other dbt service providers. We are now a venture backed software company and our business model has fundamentally changed. Our relationship with dbt service providers is now 100% partnership.

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How-To

Modeling subscription revenue

If you’re a data analyst at a SaaS company or an ecommerce business with a subscription component, it is inevitable that you will be asked to analyze metrics like churn, upgrades, and downgrades. Here's how to do this with dbt.

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Opinion

Analytics is a Trade

Over the past three months I’ve been in the lab building Fishtown Analytics. There’s a lot of the company formation process that’s been fun for me. I love checklists, and treated the opening of this business as a really big one.

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Product News

Building a Mature Analytics Workflow

Over the past year, I and the folks at RJMetrics have had the opportunity to observe, and participate in, a significant evolution of the analytics ecosystem. The center of gravity in mature analytics organizations has shifted away from proprietary, end-to-end tools towards more composable solutions.

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