Why does it exist?

In his 2016 post “Building a Mature Analytics Workflow,” our own Tristan Handy outlined the significant issues facing analytics teams, and how we might begin solving them. The crux of the issue was that data practitioners clean & transform their datasets in isolation, as part of building their own analytics outputs (reports, notebooks, ML models, […]

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What is analytics engineering?

Analytics engineering applies software engineering best practices to analytics code.

It’s a practice that allows anyone who knows SQL to produce excellent datasets — datasets that are fresh, accurate, tested, and documented.

Teams practice analytics engineering collaboratively — it is generally not a solo sport (unless you’re a data team of one!).

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