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Looker is at it again, bringing together the best data enthusiasts on the planet. Since we had such an absurdly enjoyable time at last year’s JOIN (read about it in our blog here), we were hyped for pre-conference celebration. Consider this our tailgating. Mike Jelen, representing Red Pill Analytics at Looker JOIN 18, takes home [...]

October 7, 2019

Let's Talk Oracle OpenWorld 2019…But first Before we get into OpenWorld, we have some exciting (actually… groundbreaking) news to share. Stewart Bryson, Red Pill’s CEO and Founder, was announced as a recipient of the Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador Award. Now, what does that mean, exactly? Individuals are nominated based on their impact on the developer community [...]

September 5, 2019

This blog, Deploying Kafka Streams and KSQL with Gradle – Part 3: KSQL User-Defined Functions and Kafka Streams was originally posted on the Confluent Blog on July 10, 2019. See the original source here. Building off part 1 where we discussed an event streaming architecture that we implemented for a customer using Apache Kafka, KSQL, and Kafka Streams, and part 2 where we discussed how [...]

August 7, 2019

This blog, Deploying Kafka Streams and KSQL with Gradle – Part 2: Managing KSQL Implementations, was originally posted on the Confluent Blog on May 29, 2019. See the original source here. In part 1, we discussed an event streaming architecture that we implemented for a customer using Apache Kafka®, KSQL from Confluent, and Kafka Streams. Now [...]

August 7, 2019

This blog, Deploying Kafka Streams and KSQL with Gradle – Part 1: Overview and Motivation, was originally posted on the Confluent Blog on May 15, 2019. See the original source here. Red Pill Analytics was recently engaged by a Fortune 500 e-commerce and wholesale company that is transforming the way they manage inventory. Traditionally, this [...]

August 7, 2019

It’s that time of the year again. Kscope19, one of the best Oracle User Group conferences of the year, is merely weeks away. If you’re only going to one conference this year, definitely take this one into consideration. Why Kscope? If you are heading to Kscope, you're probably already an Oracle aficionado. This is where [...]

June 19, 2019

  By offering an impressive and ever-growing library of connectors, Fivetran has become a leading choice for extracting data from source applications and loading it in a cloud data warehouse. With reusability as a primary requirement, Fivetran has taken on the challenge of building out source system connectivity and established a core pattern of applying […]

June 12, 2019

Parameters in Looker increase interactivity for users and provide flexibility from the front end perspective without having to write custom code for each and every field the user asks for. A parameter creates a filter-only field that can be added as a filter when exploring, but cannot be added to the result set. The parameter [...]

June 4, 2019

In Part 1 of our post about Migrating Data to Snowflake, we exported our data from on-premise, and uploaded it to S3. We are just about ready to start importing the data into Snowflake. First here is a quick recap of what we have done so far.   Part 1 Recap Okay, to recap at [...]

April 25, 2019

In this series, we are showcasing a fictitious midsize brokerage company moving their technical environment to the cloud. We have established previously, the company is experiencing contention issues, at both the user and hardware level. We will talk about the Oracle BI migration in a future blog; but first, we have to get the data [...]

April 18, 2019