Following the jovial celebrations of the holiday season, January is a time for reflecting on the past year and more importantly, planning the year ahead. That’s right, it is time to make the New Year’s Resolutions and stick to them! Matillion is here to help you set your data resolutions for 2018 and we will be here throughout the year to support you in meeting them. These are the 5 resolutions we think every data specialist should consider for 2018.
New Year’s Resolutions for Data Specialists this year
1. Lose the excess weight – Get to the cloud
It is time to lose the excess weight of your on-premise database that’s holding you back! Cloud-based data warehouse adoption is still in its early phases. Get in now to secure a competitive advantage! As an early adopter you can establish your warehouse, get your data flowing and start deriving value almost immediately. The flexibility and agility you get in the cloud will be beyond anything you could have imagined with your on-premise database. While your competitors are busy extrapolating their data needs 5 years from now and going through length procurement processes you’ll be growing your market share and improving your customer experience.
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2. Make time for yourself – Stop hand coding ETL
Save yourself the time of hand coding, testing, debugging and re-running your ETL jobs. As data increases and the diversity of your data sources grows, so does the complexity of your ETL jobs. Errors in your hand written code can take days to locate, fix and test. The data results you need could be in your hands within minutes. Matillion ETL has self-validating components that you can use to verify your jobs as you build it out. When you hit the run button you will have confidence that your job will be successful. If there are any hiccups along the way, the new and improved Task Info Panel helps you identify exactly where things got held up within seconds/minutes. That’s a huge time saver!
3. Improve your diet – Ingest refined, clean data
Your visualizations are only as good as the data being fed into them. A Data Quality Framework can help you determine what is good enough. Start by understanding your data needs and what quality looks like in your business. Once you know the context you can use Matillion ETL to build transformation jobs to trim away the fat – leaving you with lean quality data. Output this data to your visualization tools and use it to make accurate forecasts and better business decisions.
4. Save money – pay for what you use
Don’t waste money paying for what you aren’t using yet. Data control and management is no longer monopolized by industry giants. Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery and Snowflake all have competitively priced pay-per-use costing models in the cloud. This is opening up the world of the big data to start ups and well established global powers alike. With affordable storage and compute rates accessing your data is affordable and easy.
5. Learn a new skill – Try out Matillion ETL
Ready to get started with your New Year’s Resolutions for 2018? Launch your warehouse in the cloud and then try out Matillion ETL for Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery or Snowflake with a test drive, demonstration or free trial.
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