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Analytics Dispatch 4/18/2022

Evolving your data stack

PEOPLE FIRST
Thinking About Evolving Your Data Stack
When you’re trying to decide which data tools to use, start not with the data sources, but with the business outcomes you want to achieve. - The Data Leader’s Survival Guide

NO SUCH THING AS NEUTRAL
The Thought Process Behind Creating a Chart
In this Twitter thread, a chart-maker breaks down their data viz choices and highlights an important question to ask: “What do you want the message of your graph to be?” - Colin Angus

CAMBRIAN EXPLOSION
Emerging Architectures for Modern Data Infrastructure
“The growth of the data infrastructure industry has continued unabated since we published a set of reference architectures in late 2020. Nearly all key industry metrics hit record highs during the past year, and new product categories appeared faster than most data teams could reasonably keep track.” - Future

NITTY GRITTY DETAILS
All of US: A Dot Density Map of America
This racial-dot map may be the only one-point one-person map of America at 2020 census. It’s built with Apache Arrow. And it will make your computer fans spin. - Ben Schmidt

POUR ONE OUT
The End of Big Data
Databricks, Snowflake, and the end of an overhyped era. - benn.substack

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