Astronomer Blog

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Our Open Source Philosophy

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 10 seconds

Last year, I wrote a blog post about why we built our platform on AWS and rebuilt it with open source. It chronicles our journey to build our ideal unified system, one that checks all our boxes (like cross-infrastructure, secure, efficient, highly available, self-healing and able to execute long running processes as well as spin up one-off processes and specialized clusters of machines on the side). 

But this post is different.

Topics: culture dev

Why Is My Data Playing Hard to Get?

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes, 3 seconds

If you’ve read our blog before, you know that we talk a lot about everything industries (from healthcare to the NBA) can do with data properly structured and stored. But what kind of data are we talking about and why exactly is it so hard to access, organize and store?

Topics: data science

Approach The Next Data Initiative Like A Data Analyst

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes and 18 seconds

As a data analyst, I’ve been fortunate enough to have been a part of numerous big data initiatives with several organizations. Some of those projects were big successes, but others were epic failures (big data can be a big challenge). From those failures, I’ve developed a few guiding principles that I use when tackling any new data project, in any industry. So, in an effort to prevent others from repeating my past mistakes, here are my three main tips to a successful foray into big data …

Topics: growth