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Astronomer Blog

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Why We Built Our Data Platform on AWS, and Why We Rebuilt It with Open Source

Astronomer is a modern platform built to outfit organizations with a solid data infrastructure to support machine learning and analytical workloads. In other words, we help you organize, centralize and clean your data through a personalized data engineering experience. We exist because we believe the internet age is just a precursor to something much larger, something with the potential to push the world forward in the same ways the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions did: the Data Revolution.

Topics: big data startups dev

An Almost Acquisition Story

TL;DR: Coming out of AngelPad’s 2015 Demo Day, we suddenly found ourselves vacillating between an acquisition and Series A funding, though we were arguably too early for either.

Topics: startups culture

New Integration: Fixer.io

We're incredibly excited to announce a new integration with Fixer.io, a free JSON API for current and historical foreign exchange rates published by the European Central Bank. Fixer.io is the first open financial data integration into Astronomer.

New Integration: MailChimp

We're incredibly excited to announce a new integration with MailChimp, an online email marketing solution to manage subscribers, send emails and track results.

Topics: integrations

New Integration: Shopify

We're incredibly excited to announce an integration with Shopify, a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform.

Aries: A Source for Your Data Pipeline

Few things have been as challenging and rewarding as learning the ropes here at Astronomer. I’ve been a process engineer for nearly a decade, following a very nonlinear career progression that ultimately led to a fun fusion of electrical/mechanical aptitude, problem solving and software development. Contracting with a team that delights in reverse engineering solutions for customers was the perfect fit!

Topics: dev