Drill to Detail Ep.63 'Stitch, Talend and the Evolution of Data Pipelines' with Special Guest Jake Stein

Mark Rittman is joined by returning Special Guest Jake Stein, former co-founder and CEO of Stitch and now SVP of Stitch at Talend to talk about the evolution of the data pipeline-as-a-service, data catalogs and data governance and the vision behind Talend’s acquisition of Stitch. 

Drill to Detail Ep.62 'Enterprise analytics, DW Modernization and the rediscovery of Data Governance' With Special Guest Mike Ferguson

Mark Rittman is joined in this episode by Mike Ferguson, long-term analyst, consultant and Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies to talk about data warehouse modernization, analytics and big data project success within enterprise customers and the re-emergence of interest in data governance and master data management within the industry.

Drill to Detail Ep.60 'A Deeper Look Into Looker' With Special Guest Lloyd Tabb

The Drill to Detail Podcast returns for a new series with our host, Mark Rittman, joined by Lloyd Tabb, Founder CTO and Chairman of Looker to talk about the foundational story of Looker and LookML, query latency and semantic models, analytic engines and code IDEs, analytics developer workflows and the rise of cloud elastically-scalable databases, packaged applications and embedded analytics and why learning (and loving) are the long-term keys to analytics and business success.

Drill to Detail Ep.59 'Looker, dbt and Digital Analytics Today' With Special Guests Tristan Handy and Stewart Bryson

Mark Rittman is joined in this Looker JOIN 2018 Special by long-term friends of the show Tristan Handy from Fishtown Analytics, and Stewart Bryson from Red Pill Analytics to talk about dbt and enabling data engineering for data analysts; the state of modern data analytics consulting today, and what we’re looking forward to hearing about at next week’s Looker JOIN 2018 conference in San Francisco, CA.

Drill to Detail Ep.58 'Candy Crush Saga, Analytics and Mobile Gaming' With Special Guest Jonathan Palmer

Mark Rittman is joined in this episode by Jonathan Palmer from King Games to talk about the role of analytics in the development of Candy Crush Saga and other King games, their use of Looker along with Google BigQuery and Exasol to provide analytics capabilities to their game designers and product owners and his approach to doing all of this in a fast-moving, technology-driven internet business.

Drill to Detail Ep.57 'WhereScape Red and Data Warehouse Automation' With Special Guest Neil Barton

Mark Rittman is joined by Neil Barton, Chief Technology Officer at WhereScape to talk about metadata-driven data warehouse design, automating the build and management of data warehouse infrastructure and the thinking behind his company's WhereScape Red and Wherescape 3D tools.

Drill to Detail Ep.55 'Snowplow, Data Pipelines and Event-Level Digital Analytics' with Special Guest Yali Sassoon

Mark Rittman is joined by Yali Sassoon from Snowplow to talk about data pipelines and Hadoop in the cloud; how web analytics evolved from counting pageviews to today's event-level analysis of consumer behavoir across all digital channels; why digital analytics is hard but interesting; and Snowplow's approach to building a successful hybrid open-source/commercial software business that competes successfully with megavendors such as Google and Adobe.