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Staying Fresh with Freshness Tables

Staying Fresh with Freshness Tables

You gotta stay fresh to death, I call it. Fresh outfit, fresh haircut, fresh tan. Just stay fresh.Data freshness is important. Really important.Without freshness, why should anyone trust you or your systems? Why should they pay your company money or take your recommendations and "science" seriously? Why should they spend …

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268 Billion Events with Snowplow Analytics and Snowflake at CarGurus

268 Billion Events with Snowplow and Snowflake at CarGurus

Two years ago we set up Open-Source Snowplow at CarGurus to fulfill a need for self-managed client-side instrumentation. Since that time it has become incredibly impactful for the entire company and has scaled significantly beyond what was originally envisioned. The following is an overview of why we set up the …

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How to Get Started with Snowflake On Demand

How to Get Started with Snowflake On Demand

Snowflake has taken the data world by storm...And rightfully so! Snowflake is an incredibly-scalable columnar database that simply gets out of a developer's way. Scaling it with zero downtime is straight-forward, managing and scaling it without significantly increasing the size of the team is doable, security is built-in, and more. …

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How to install and configure SnowSQL

How to install and configure SnowSQL

SnowSQL is the command-line interface for accessing your Snowflake instance.The following is a quick "how to" guide for setting it up.InstallationAfter logging into your Snowflake web interface, the SnowSQL installer is available via Help -> Download:You'll need to select the appropriate version for your machine:..and install it:To verify installation, simply …

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