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April 15, 2015 1 minute read

Enjoy Your Pie (And Other New Charts) A La Mode

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Emily Ritter

Marketing

Charts. We love them. And while we prefer actual pie to pie charts, we're excited to serve up a delicious new set of chart types a la Mode (we've been making that joke since day one, and finally have the pie to go with it).

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March 31, 2015 3 minute read

It's Time to Slice and Dice! Introducing Pivot Charts

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Emily Ritter

Marketing

When we launched Mode's new SQL workflow earlier this year, we said there would be a lot to come on the charting front. Today the first set of new charting features hits the editor to help you find and deliver answers even faster.

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March 27, 2015 5 minute read

Turning SQL Queries Into Self-Serve Data Tools

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Derek Steer

CEO

An analyst's daily work can get repetitive. One day a request from a product manager can sound like:

“Hi Derek, could you please pull the 10 most active customers in Minneapolis? I want to talk to customers in a newer market for insights into a new feature we're thinking about building.”

A few weeks later, a marketing manager might ask:

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March 18, 2015 3 minute read

How to Ask an Analyst a Question

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Derek Steer

CEO

Asking questions is easy. It's so easy that, as askers, we often don't think about the quality of our questions. Poorly framed questions waste everyone's time—yours included—because they require the answerer to make assumptions. When it comes to asking analysts to explore a problem you're trying to solve, better questions will drive better analysis and, ultimately, more actionable answers.

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March 12, 2015 6 minute read

The Evolution of a Data-Driven Startup

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Derek Steer

CEO

People often talk about a startup's evolution in terms of funding, sales, or product engagement milestones. But companies also change over time in the ways that they interact with data.

Increasingly, the companies that achieve massive growth are anticipating future data needs and progressing quickly through four distinct phases of data.

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February 17, 2015 2 minute read

Get Collaborative with Big Data

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Emily Ritter

Marketing

As more teams get up and running on Mode to analyze data together, we're hearing more requests for connections to a wider variety of databases. Analysts quickly grow accustomed to how Mode saves time and facilitates teamwork—and they want the same benefits when working with their big, unstructured databases. Today we're thrilled to roll out support for BigQuery, Hive, Impala, and Vertica.

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