What's Up at Whaly over the past month. Read our October 2022 Product & Marketing newsletter.
Oct 31, 2022 - 3 min read
*Puts on spooky Whale costume* Happy Halloween from Whaly! 👻🎃 we hope this pumpkin spice latte season has been (trick or) treating you well. We’re back with another newsletter on our latest Product & Marketing updates. Check it out:
The dbt Cloud X Whaly Integration Is Here! 🎉
We’re super excited to announce our brand new integration with dbt Cloud! Our native integration is designed to help you bridge the gap between your dbt data project and your BI platform, ensuring that models are always fresh and updated in Whaly. Analysts will be empowered to:
Work more efficiently across both tools
Communicate to their business users when the upstream pipeline has issues
Develop stronger bonds between business and data teams, boosting trust and adoption of data
Read our blog article for more infoon the integration, and why we think it’s a game-changer.
⚡️ Performance Improvements
We know how important speed is to making the right, data-backed business decisions.
We’ve worked on the internal Whaly query engine to boost query time. For some requests, we’ve seen a 4x improvement in load time.
We also released a Console tool to monitor performance and enhance dashboard debugging.
We’re constantly working to maximize our self-service capabilities to boost adoption. Now, our Exploration layer allows you to:
Showcase your Explorations
Describe what’s in them and how to use them
Clearly display the ownership point of contact, in case there are any questions
🔒 SSO for Stronger Security
Strengthen your company’s security measures and user provisioning by leveraging our new SSO (Single Sign-On) capabilities. This way, you’ll have clear control over who has access to Whaly. We’re integrated with 30+ identity providers (refer to workos.com).
🌀 Modeling Improvements
Flow improvements with new functions
SQL editor improvement with autocomplete
💡 Marketing Resources
Metabase vs. Whaly - Whaly is an alternative to Metabase. After great feedback on our Looker comparison, we thought we’d do one for Metabase as well. Check it out if you’re evaluating BI tools.
Connector Catalog - our Essential ETL Catalog got a major upgrade! By popular demand, we have a better way to answer your questions around where to find your connectors. Simply head to connectorcatalog.com - there's never been an easier way to search.
Spotlight on Data Analytics Leadership with Lucas Smith - An interview with Lucas Smith, Senior Data Analytics Manager at Hudl, a global sports-tech company. We talked about a range of data topics, from team management and structure, KPIs, dashboards, and his advice for those getting started in analytics.
5 Best Practices for Data Governance - Data Governance covers a wide range of topics, making it hard to know where to start when implementing governance at your company. Read our top actionable advice for ensuring strong data governance.
A Product Manager’s View on "Data Products" - In the data mesh concept, one of the main principles is to treat data as a product. As a former Product Manager, our CTO draws from his experiences to share his tips for effective ways to deliver a “data product” so that it’s widely adopted and useful to data consumers.
What does self-service mean in BI? - A detailed explanation of what self-service means in BI, what it should achieve, and how. Should it be like self-service gas pumping at a gas station, or express check-out at a grocery store?