What Had Us Excited
Here at Lantrns Analytics, we love dbt. It’s our tool of choice for ETL work, as it is powerful, easy to use and just plain fun.
Well, the guys at Fishtown Analytics who supports dbt, just released a new version of dbt, as well as a cloud service to support the automated execution of dbt projects.
Although both those announcements are great news in themselves, what’s really exciting is how this approach to ETL is really taking off. There are a number of principles behind dbt that just plainly makes sense. Such as having SQL as the glue that holds together all components from any modern analytical stack. Or just the DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) principle – write business logic once and re-use it everywhere. That this open-source project is being adopted by so many is just good news for anyone who wants to build stacks that are modern, flexible and scalable.
If curious, we wrote a blog post where we introduce in great details what dbt is and how to use it in a project. Hope you enjoy it!