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Data And Drinks – Meet the Snowflake and Vantage Team

Data And Drinks – Meet the Snowflake and Vantage Team

Bringing communities together to connect, collaborate, and learn about Snowflake 13 June 2022 | 5 pm | Legacy Yard, Umhlanga, Durban hosted with You’re invited to join Snowflake & Vantage for an evening of Drinks, Data & delicious nibbles on the 13th June at 5...

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The dbt Bootcamp: Transform your Data using Data Build Tool

The dbt Bootcamp: Transform your Data using Data Build Tool

Description Are you looking for a cutting-edge way to extract load and transform your data? Do you want to know more about dbt aka Data Build Tool and how to use it? Well, this is the course for you. Welcome to The dbt Bootcamp: Transform your Data using Data Build...

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dbt London Meetup!

dbt London Meetup!

Bringing communities together to connect, collaborate, and learn about DBT 25 May 2022 | 5pm | The Devereux hosted with All UK based folks, join the Vantage Data Team for some food, drinks and refreshments 🍻 and to chat all things data engineering and dbt. We...

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Let’s Talk about Julia, Python’s Arch Enemy!

Let’s Talk about Julia, Python’s Arch Enemy!

Now, don’t get me wrong, Python will always be the OG (well at least for the next while) but we can’t ignore the whispers in the Data Science community that Julia is pretty good. Python's popularity continues to be bolstered by a strong community of data engineers,...

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Log4j Broke the Internet. Here’s what Happened.

I’m sure you must have seen the word “log4j” pop up on emails, messages and any sort of social media feed, everywhere! If you know a cyber security professional please give them a Christmas cookie and some words of encouragement- because the odds are high that they’re...

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Tips on How to Increase Tableau Dashboard Performance

Tips on How to Increase Tableau Dashboard Performance

Tune your Tableau Workbook like a Gibson Guitar “My report is so slow!” How many times have you heard that from a client (or from yourself)?I’m sure I am not alone when it comes to the frustration of working with a slow Tableau dashboard! And of course, the client,...

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We’ve tried out Snowflake’s SQL API (and we like it!)

We’ve tried out Snowflake’s SQL API (and we like it!)

Recently, cloud warehouse giant, Snowflake launched the Snowflake SQL API and we were very excited to try out this new addition! The Snowflake SQL API makes it possible for custom-built and third-party applications to call Snowflake’s Data Cloud through a REST...

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Dashboards Are Dead, Long Live Contextual Analytics

Dashboards Are Dead, Long Live Contextual Analytics

In this post, I will be doing a deep dive into why contextual analytics should be the core of a business’s data-driven decision-making strategy. Gone are the days where reporting was done off hundreds of printed pages, multiple punch folders, a calculator, and a...

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