The Informed Company How to Build a Cloud-Based Data Stack to Explore and Understand Data

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2021-10-26
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Learn how to manage a modern data stack and get the most out of data in your organization!

Thanks to the emergence of new technologies and the explosion of data in recent years, we need new practices for managing and getting value out of data. In the modern, data driven competitive landscape the "best guess" approach—reading blog posts here and there and patching together data practices without any real visibility—is no longer going to hack it. The Informed Company provides definitive direction on how best to leverage the modern data stack, including cloud computing, columnar storage, cloud ETL tools, and cloud BI tools. You'll learn how to work with Agile methods and set up processes that's right for your company to use your data as a key weapon for your success . . . You'll discover best practices for every stage, from querying production databases at a small startup all the way to setting up data marts for different business lines of an enterprise.

In their work at Chartio, authors Fowler and David have learned that most businesspeople are almost completely self-taught when it comes to data. If they are using resources, those resources are outdated, so they're missing out on the latest cloud technologies and advances in data analytics. This book will firm up your understanding of data and bring you into the present with knowledge around what works and what doesn't.

  • Discover the data stack strategies that are working for today's successful small, medium, and enterprise companies
  • Learn the different Agile stages of data organization, and the right one for your team
  • Learn how to maintain Data Lakes and Data Warehouses for effective, accessible data storage
  • Gain the knowledge you need to architect Data Warehouses and Data Marts
  • Understand your business's level of data sophistication and the steps you can take to get to "level up" your data

The Informed Company is the definitive data book for anyone who wants to work faster and more nimbly, armed with actionable decision-making data.

Author Biography

MATT DAVID is the Product Marketing Manager for Platform Data at Atlassian. He formerly worked at Chartio as the Head of Data and before that at Udacity as Product Lead for the School of Data Science.

DAVE FOWLER is Head of Analytics and Visualization at Atlassian and Founder of Chartio. He has worked in business intelligence for over ten years. His professional focus is on enabling anyone and everyone to explore and understand their data.

Table of Contents

 Chapter 1: Stage 1: Source

Chapter 2: Starting with Source Data

Chapter 3: The Need to Replicate Source Data

Chapter 4: Source Data Best Practices

Chapter 5: Stage 2: Data Lake

Chapter 6: Why Build a Data Lake

Chapter 7: Choosing an Engine for the Data Lake

Chapter 8: Extract and Load (EL) a Lake

Chapter 9: Data Lake Security

Chapter 10: Data Lake Maintenance

Chapter 11: Stage 3: Data Warehouse

Chapter 12: The Power of Layers and Views

Chapter 13: Staging Schemas

Chapter 14: Model data with dbt

Chapter 15: Deploy Modeling Code

Chapter 16: Implementing the Data Warehouse

Chapter 17: Managing Data Access 

Chapter 18: Maintaining the Source of Truth

Chapter 19: Stage 4: Data Marts

Chapter 20: Data Mart Implementation

Chapter 21: Data Mart Maintenance

Chapter 22: What's Changed

Chapter 23: Row vs Column Oriented Database

Chapter 24: Style Guide Example

Chapter 25: Building an SST Example




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