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MDS Newsletter #16

MDS Newsletter #16

Hey All 👋

It's Wednesday, and as always we are here with the latest edition of the MDS newsletter series. We are constantly making changes to make this newsletter as informational as possible. So if you have any suggestions for us, drop us a mail!

Let's take you through this week's edition.

Here are this week's featured companies from the Modern Data Stack.

Hazelcast is an open-source data streaming platform that unifies transactional, operational, and analytical workloads by combining stream processing with in-memory computing.
Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Hazelcast was founded in 2010.

Hazelcast has raised a total of $63.6M in funding over 5 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on 11 Feb 2020, from a Series-D round.

GoodData is an embedded BI and analytics platform that provides fast, reliable and easy-to-use analytics.
Headquartered in San Fransico, California, GoodData was founded in 2007.

GoodData has raised a total of $167.7M in funding over 13 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on 27 July 2021.

Good reads & resources

Keep pace with the latest developments in the modern data stack. Always be learning!

The State of Data Infrastructure Landscape in 2022 and Beyond: This article by Dunith Dhanushka explains how the data landscape is constantly changing and why more & more companies will invest in data infrastructure and move towards becoming truly data-driven organizations in the "data decade".    

Data's trillion-dollar question mark: In this article, Benn Stancil had explained in depth how a data warehouse that is currently being used to dump tons of organizational data could become a data platform—and an organizational brain.

Setup Apache Airflow in Multiple Nodes in Google Cloud Platform: You might have read about how to install Apache Airflow in a single node in many articles. But in this article, Andreas Chandra has explained, how to install and set up airflow multi nodes in ubuntu using a google cloud platform.

You No Longer Need Two Separate Systems for Batch Processing and Streaming: If you think streaming tools are the only way you can have real-time analytics, this post is for you.
Since most of the data orchestration work is done through batch-processing platforms these days, the real-time requirement forces data teams to adopt a new set of tools. However, maintaining two separate systems for batch processing and real-time streaming introduces additional burdens and costs.

In this article, Anna Geller shares an alternative approach that allows you to handle both batch processing and real-time streaming pipelines from a single orchestration platform.

This Is Why You Are Getting So Many Ad-Hoc Requests: You are like Superman at your Analytics job, you are an analytics machine. You take in coffee and output actionable insights. But you have one kryptonite: the infamous ad-hoc request.
This part of the job is unfortunate but this doesn't have to be like this. In this article, Robert Yi explains how the way we share our analytics work is terrible and talks about how to make this better and reduce our ad-hoc overload.

Latest funding news

The latest happenings in the VC world for data stack companies.

Verb Data

Verb Data bags $3M in funding to enable SaaS companies to build better in-product dashboards for their customers.

Verb Data solves the real pain points of building end-user dashboards and reports so you can focus on your business while providing great data experiences to your users.
The funding round was led by El Cap Holdings and lead investors, Stew Brad and Kunal Tandon. Headquartered in Boston, Verb data was founded by Dave Hurt and Oleg Fridman. Here's the full news

Upcoming data stack events & webinars

Upcoming conferences, summits, and webinars for you. Start networking!

  • Snowflake is organizing the MEDIA DATA CLOUD SUMMIT on 19th January in virtual mode!

    Join this global half-day event with Snowflake and industry-leading companies to learn how to leverage the Media Data Cloud to future-proof your data foundation, protect consumer data, and drive advertising and subscriber growth. Register here.
  • Business of data is organizing the GLOBAL BUSINESS OF DATA FESTIVAL on 19 & 20th January.

    It is a digitally broadcast event, featuring engaging, in-person content. Join this to observe the series of discussions featuring perspectives from data and analytics leaders from across the world. Register here.

MDS Jobs

  • Checkr is hiring a ‘Data Analyst’
    Location: San Francisco, Remote, Orlando, Denver
    Tags:  Looker, Tableau, data visualisation,SQL
    Apply here
  • Upgrade is hiring a ‘Senior Data Engineer’
    Location: Remote, Canada
    Tags: Airflow, Google Dataflow, Luigi
    Apply here
  • Vroom is hiring a ‘Data Analytics Engineer’
    Location: Remote NY
    Tags: Airflow, AWS , Redshift, Segment & Stitch
    Apply here
  • Devoted Health is hiring a ‘Senior Data Scientist’
    Location: Remote, USA
    Tags: SQL, Python,R
    Apply here
  • Cityblock Health is hiring a ‘Director, Analytics Engineering’
    Location: New York
    Tags: Google Cloud Platform (GCP), BigQuery, Amazon Web Services (AWS).
    Apply here

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