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Building an Unforgettable Product

*Thanks to Nick Kumbari for this awesome space pirate illustration. 

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes, 26 seconds

My friend Luke once told me a story about a time from early childhood when his father took him on an unforgettable adventure. Now a designer, he has been peeling back the layers of this adventure, uncovering valuable lessons scattered amidst the glow of nostalgia. These lessons have shaped his career and sent him down a path of pursuing the art of building great products and great brands.

Topics: culture

A Data-Driven Thanksgiving

New Integration: GitHub

We're incredibly excited to announce a new integration with GitHub, a web-based Git repository hosting service offering all of the distributed version control and source code management (SCM) functionality of Git as well as adding its own features.

Topics: integrations

New Integration: Freshdesk

We're incredibly excited to announce a new integration with Freshdesk, a cloud-based customer support platform that enables companies of all sizes to provide great customer service.

Topics: integrations

Astronomer Takes PLOTCON: Day 3

Day 3 of PLOTCON rolled out the red carpet for some data analytics superstars including the creators of Jupyter and Anaconda. Viraj and Ben started to write their daily wrap-up (check out Day 1, Day 2 and why we're even here, if you missed it), but it quickly turned from a wrap-up to an open fanboy letter to the analytics community. We had to edit it a bit, but enjoy!

Topics: data science

Astronomer Takes PLOTCON: Day 2

Day 2 of PLOTCON has wrapped, so it’s time for the Astronomer team to debrief from the day. If you missed it, first check out why we’re here and what we learned on Day 1.  

Topics: data science

Astronomer Takes PLOTCON: Day 1

Ben and Viraj just got done with day 1 of PLOTCON 2016. (If you want to know why they're excited to be there, check out Viraj's post about it.) After all the presentations and exhibitions, they sat down to go over their thoughts and shared their conversation with us. Here’s what they had to say: 

Topics: data science

Astronomer Takes PLOTCON 2016: Why We're Excited

I’m in NYC with Ben, our Head of Delivery, to attend PLOTCON 2016, a 4-day conference for data visualization hosted by the makers of Plotly (and RStudio and Domino), which is an open source visualization library. Plotly is one of Astronomer’s favorite open source tools and always gets great reactions from our clients. We plan to document our time here, so look for daily updates! But first, a bit about why we love Plotly:

Topics: data science

New Integration: Marin

We're incredibly excited to announce a new integration with Marin, a cross-channel advertising system to optimize your search, social and display ads across channels and devices.

Topics: integrations

New Integration: EasyPost

We're incredibly excited to announce a new integration with
EasyPost, an American software company that helps businesses integrate shipping APIs from the major carriers, including USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL and more, in minutes.

Topics: integrations

New Integration: Eurostat

We're incredibly excited to announce a new integration with Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.

Topics: integrations

New Integration: JIRA

We're incredibly excited to announce a new integration with JIRA, which is software that offers flexible issue and project tracking with best-in-class agile tooling for software teams.

Topics: integrations

Ask RBK: Why Do I Need Astronomer?

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 29 seconds.

When the content folks pitched me the idea of becoming Astronomer’s version of “Dear Abby” to answer our MOST frequently asked questions, I couldn’t pass it up. I’ll give all the relationship advice you want! But for now, let's stick to machines + humans. I'll start with the question I’ve been asked most frequently over the past few years:

Topics: growth

New Integration: Qualtrics

We're incredibly excited to announce a new integration with Qualtrics. The Qualtrics Insight Platform makes sophisticated research simple and empowers users to capture customer market and employee insights in one place.

Topics: integrations

New Integration: SurveyMonkey


We're incredibly excited to announce a new integration with SurveyMonkey, which enables the creation and publication of online surveys in minutes. Results can be viewed graphically and in real time.

Topics: integrations

New Integration: Amazon S3

We're incredibly excited to announce a new integration with Amazon S3, which is Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) that provides developers and IT teams with secure, durable, highly-scalable cloud storage.

Topics: integrations

Airflow at Astronomer

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes, 47 seconds

At Astronomer, we're creating a modern platform for organizations to build data pipelines to power their analytical and machine learning workloads. Our goal is to make it extremely simple for anyone to set up a data pipeline without having to worry about everything involved with keeping that pipeline running. We pride ourselves on being adaptable enough to extract data from anywhere and get it into your data lake or data warehouse.

Topics: dev