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Dec 7, 2018 | By Tom O'Neill
SQL is the dominant language for data analysis because most of the time, the data you're analyzing is stored in a database. And most analysis involves a lot of filtering, grouping and counting — actions that SQL makes very easy. But sometimes you need to go beyond pure SQL. Some analyses require complex business logic or advanced statistics. While you can do advanced statistics in pure SQL, it's often a lot simpler to use Python.
Dec 4, 2018 | By Dharmesh Shah
For the first couple years, we ran Periscope Data on Heroku. As a young startup, Heroku was a fantastic platform because it significantly reduced our operational complexity, letting us focus almost all our time on shipping product. We were able to get started quickly because setting up the DevOps pipelines to move our application from development to production was easy and we didn't need to create and maintain a continuous delivery system in house.
Nov 28, 2018 | By Lauren Gimmillaro
Periscope Data offers integrations with more than a dozen databases. What if you also want to report on data from a SaaS marketing, support, CRM or billing platform? How do you combine data from cloud applications with your internal databases to gain insight into your business?
Nov 26, 2018 | By Vincent Do
At Periscope Data, we support data teams by helping them and their line-of-business partners manage the entire analytics process. From ingestion and storage, to modeling and analysis, through to visualization and reporting. We manage thousands of Redshift nodes across hundreds of Redshift clusters so our customers can run tens of millions of analytics queries each day.
Nov 19, 2018 | By Franklin Morris
The promise of data is clear. The companies that have already adopted a data-centric mindset are using their data professionals and analytics tools to gain deeper insights into their markets, products and customers. They are also transforming their cultures, turning business questions into data-informed decisions, rather than acting on hunches. Yet, businesses are struggling to make the leap from raw data to insights to tactical business decisions that create value.
Nov 19, 2018 | By Periscope Data
Businesses across the globe are rushing to analyze their data and turn insights into competitive advantages. Before you can successfully invest in a data tool, you need to answer a series of important questions. How can you combine the various data sources for a unified analysis? Who will use the platform and what skills do they need? Who will be consuming the data that comes out of these data dives?
Nov 19, 2018 | By Periscope Data
You already know how valuable data can be for your business, but you might not know exactly which tactics will generate business value from your data. The key is building a data team to help translate every business question into a data-informed decision, so you never act on hunches again.
Sep 16, 2018 | By Periscope Data
In this guide, you’ll learn some simple tips for creating data analytics infrastructure using SQL. We’ll go through an explanation of some foundational concepts you’ll need to manipulate your data and make it valuable, with useful SQL code examples at every step along the way.
Sep 1, 2018 | By Periscope Data
Citizen data scientists can bring a lot of new knowledge to the analysis process, but they need to be trained to ensure that they're producing correct conclusions. This guide details steps a team can take to set the stage for analysts from business teams and provide them with the tools and culture they need to succeed.
Aug 1, 2018 | By Periscope Data
With Periscope Data discovery for business, citizen data scientists from a range of business teams will be given direct access to datasets to look for new insights. To help on this search, the Periscope team has compiled some tips to serve as a guide for the exploration, charting and storytelling process.
Nov 7, 2018 | By Periscope Data
The Motley Fool provides insights and analysis about stocks, helping investors stay informed. With Periscope Data, Motley Fool has made data much more accessible for users at all levels around the company.
Nov 6, 2018 | By Periscope Data
Periscope Data works with 1000+ innovative data teams to understand the complexity of the modern tech stack. Data Engine is our solution to today’s most common infrastructure challenges.
Jul 23, 2018 | By Periscope Data
TheScore is one of the leading sports apps in North America. They needed to share data more easily across the company, even with non-technical users. With the introduction of data discovery for business from Periscope Data, they've enabled everyone to dive deeper on their data.