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MDS Newsletter #1

MDS Newsletter #1

Hello folks!

First off, I want to thank you so much for your support. You have been absolutely instrumental in the creation of 'Modern Data Stack'. We launched moderndatastack.xyz just last month, and are overwhelmed with the response  we've had!

I'm super happy to say that we're starting a newsletter too! We'll try to keep it brief - Some great articles and videos on data stack, funding news and upcoming data events. Also, we have some major new launches planned, like a data stack share, job boards, podcasts and more.

"With data coming from numerous sources, it became a necessity to move data from all these siloed locations to a centralised location where it can be leveraged for better use. So ETL came into the picture as a necessity to resolve this"
Abhi Vaidyanatha (Airbyte)

Interested? Here's the full article and here's the tweet thread!

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

Secoda - One-stop shop for data-discovery
All your data knowledge in one place: metadata, data catalog, lineage, analysis, queries, charts, requests & more. Sign up and easily integrate in less than 5 minutes.
Hightouch | Reverse ETL | Start syncing data in minutes
Sync your data directly from your warehouse to 125+ destinations. No complex CDPs, manual CSV uploads, or messy integrations.

Good reads and videos

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

The Case Against Self-Service Data and Analytics
Damn. You just discovered the latest sales report doesn’t include the new category of product and you know it’s going to take forever for…
Data Mesh in Practice: How Europe’s Leading Online Platform for Fashion Goes Beyond the Data Lake
The Data Lake paradigm is often considered the scalable successor of the more curated Data Warehouse approach when it comes to democratization of data. Howev...
The Modern Data Experience
How a revolution comes together. Or doesn’t.
How Airbnb Built “Wall” to prevent data bugs
Gaining trust in data with extensive data quality, accuracy and anomaly checks
Is BI dead?
On dismantling data’s ship of Theseus.

Latest funding news

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

Fivetran hauls in $565M on $5.6B valuation, acquires competitor HVR for $700M – TechCrunch
Fivetran, the data connectivity startup, had a big day today. For starters it announced a $565 million investment on a $5.6 billion valuation, but it didn’t stop there. It also announced its second acquisition this year, snagging HVR, a data integration competitor that had raised more than $5…
Matillion raises $150M at a $1.5B valuation for its low-code approach to integrating disparate data sources – TechCrunch
Businesses and the tech companies that serve them are run on data. At best, it can be used to help with decision-making, to understand how well or badly an organization is doing and to build new systems to run the next generation of services. At its most challenging, though, data can represent a re…

Upcoming data stack events & webinars

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

IMPACT 2021 | Monte Carlo Data Observability Summit
Introducing the industry’s first-ever Data Observability Summit, a half-day event featuring data leaders pioneering the technologies, processes, and culture defining data engineering and analytics. Hosted by Monte Carlo.
A virtual community-focused conference aiming to empower data-driven decisions that transform communities, businesses, teams, and careers.
Open Source Data Stack Conference
Building the modern stack with open source data solutions | Sept. 28 - 30

What's trending on twitter in the Data Stack world!

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