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Today’s BI Professions OR ‘Who does what’ in Analytics?

Today’s BI Professions OR ‘Who does what’ in Analytics?

A chart that clearly specifies what are the differences between each and every profession in the field of BI, including titles, skills, roles and salaries.

Introduction to Data Integration OR What is ETL?

Introduction to Data Integration OR What is ETL?

Xplenty explains the basics of Data Integration: What is ETL (Extract Transform Load), what are its main functions and when you would need them.

ETL vs ELT or Data Warehouse vs Data Lake

ETL vs ELT or Data Warehouse vs Data Lake

Which BI architecture is better for your organization, ETL or ELT? This article explains the considerations and also how they relate to Data Warehouses and Data Lakes.

How to succeed in Hiring your ‘Head of BI’?

How to succeed in Hiring your ‘Head of BI’?

Matt Mueller, President of a BI and analytics recruitment firm, shares his tips and best practices on how to hire a ‘Head of BI’.

Confessions of a Data Scientist

Confessions of a Data Scientist

Igor Elbert, Principal Data Scientist at Gilt.com, shares with Xplenty his thoughts on recent data projects, challenges and his approach to ETL.

5 Reasons to Use an ETL Tool rather than “Script Your Own”

5 Reasons to Use an ETL Tool rather than “Script Your Own”

Why you need a Data Integration Layer (ETL), reasons to use a SaaS based tool for ETL rather than coding it through scripts.

Who said ETL has to be hard?

Who said ETL has to be hard?

ETL is a critical, necessary process for almost all analytics projects. But the harsh reality is that ETL is complicated, with many challenges along the way, and implementation can be a daunting task or Extremely Tough to Load :)

Using An ETL Platform VS Writing Your Own Code

Using An ETL Platform VS Writing Your Own Code

Writing your own ETL code is not trivial. What starts out as a simple ETL process gets more complex over time. So does the coding, which becomes less manageable. A short story that morphs into a convoluted volume that rivals Tolstoy’s War & Peace.

Recap: Xplenty Data Panel → Big Data's 'Janitor' Problem - Is it Killing ROI?

Recap: Xplenty Data Panel → Big Data's 'Janitor' Problem - Is it Killing ROI?

May was a crazy month here at Xplenty. We started our event tour at Collision in Las Vegas. Then we headed over to NYC for the Data Summit where CEO, Yaniv Mor, had 2 speaking slots, both packed to capacity!