The Fireblog

How did Agoda scale its data platform to support 1.5T events per day?

Scaling a data platform to support 1.5T events per day requires complicated technical migrations

Firebolt Team

Cloud Data Warehouse: The Hitchhikers Guide

Everything you needed to know about cloud data warehouses but were afraid to ask...

Firebolt Team

Postgres and MySQL for Analytics - Meeting the 1 second SLA

Learn when to use Postgres, MySQL, in-memory databases, HTAP, or data warehouses to meet the 1 sec SLA in analytics.

Robert Meyer

Diving Into GitHub's Data Stack

It’s the mother of all development projects. You use it daily. And so do 65M developers around the world.

Firebolt Team

Top 10 Ways to Improve Cloud Data Warehouse Performance (And how it’s done in Firebolt)

Lear the top 10 tips of how to improve your cloud data warehouse performance.

Robert Meyer

Building Data Products For Data Engineers

How does a tech stack that always needs to be at the forefront of technology look like?

Firebolt Team

Snowflake vs Databricks vs Firebolt

More and more, people are asking me “how do you compare Snowflake and Databricks?” We did our best to answer.

Robert Meyer

How Vimeo Keeps Data Intact with 85B Events Per Month

How Vimeo handles Data Ops to deal with massive scale?

Firebolt Team

How Substack's Data Platform Supports 500K Paying Subscribers

How does Substack's data platform support 500K paying subscribers?

Firebolt Team

A Technical Deep Dive to Yelp's Data Infrastructure — with Steven Moy

Steven Moy thoroughly explains Yelp’s data architecture under the hood and how it evolved over the past ten years.

Firebolt Team

How do Canva's engineers and analysts scale data platforms to keep up with growth? — with Krishna Naidu

Canva is one of the hottest, if not the hottest, graphic design platforms out there.

Firebolt Team

Druid, ClickHouse, and Pinot vs data lakes and data warehouses

How to choose the best analytics engine for each type of analytics.

Robert Meyer

How AppsFlyer manages scale without sacrificing performance

Appsflyer deals not only with 120 billion events per day, but does so while growing quickly as a company

Firebolt Team

Firebolt Ignites Growth with a $127M Series B Funding Round

Upstart cloud data warehouse sees rapid growth in 2021, plans to double its workforce

Firebolt Team

Amazon Athena 2.0 (Presto 0.217) - What’s New

Amazon Athena engine version 2 - what’s new and big enough to call this a 2.0 release?

Robert Meyer

The real meaning of a data lake

Making sense of a data lakes, delta lake, lakehouse, data warehouse and more.

Robert Meyer

JSON the SQL: Choosing the best data warehouse for semi-structured data

Working with semi-structured data can be more like a Jason (horror movie) Sequel than JSON SQL.

Robert Meyer

ETL Vs. ELT - Know The Differences

Explore the significant differences between ELT and ETL data integration processes and find the best option for you.

Firebolt Team

How to accelerate Looker performance on Redshift, Snowflake and BigQuery

How to accelerate Looker performance on Redshift, Snowflake and BigQuery? Short-term fixes and the long-term solutions.

Robert Meyer

The Double Redshift: About Redshift Alternatives and Limits

When do you need to shift from Redshift, and what are the alternatives? Learn here.

Robert Meyer

How to upgrade from Tableau extracts to a fast Tableau live connection

Learn how to upgrade from Tableau extracts to Tableau live connection to deliver sub-seconds performance every time.

Robert Meyer

AWS Athena Error: Query exhausted resources at this scale factor

If you’re using Amazon Athena, you may have seen these errors. About AWS Athena errors and how to deal with them.

Robert Meyer

Snowflake vs. Redshift (vs. Firebolt)

 A detailed comparison of Snowflake vs. Redshift, by architecture, scalability, performance, use cases and cost.

Robert Meyer

Athena vs. Redshift Spectrum vs. Presto

Learn some simple rules of thumb you can use to choose the best federated query engine for your company's needs.

Robert Meyer

Choosing Between The Best Federated Query Engine And a Data Warehouse

How companies should avoid creating a slow many headed federated Gorgon out of out of Athena.

Robert Meyer

Cloud Data Warehouse Requirement Template

A checklist of criteria to help you determine which factors are most important for the success of your organization

Tamar Gal

Why even simple queries can be slow (but not with Firebolt)

Why even simple queries can be slow in cloud data warehouses and how Firebolt uses indexing to prune data and stay fast?

Boaz Farkash

How To Support Ad Hoc Analysis - Part 2

How to support ad hoc analysis - Part 2: The right ad hoc analytics architecture

Robert Meyer

How To Support Ad Hoc Analysis - Part 1

How to support ad hoc analysis: Part 1 - The 4 requirements for an ad hoc analytics architecture

Robert Meyer

The data hitchhiker’s guide to cloud analytics

"In the beginning, there was a data mess". Don’t Panic, just read our data hitchhiker’s guide to cloud analytics.

Robert Meyer

Firebolt launches with $37 million in funding  

The funding included participation from Zeev Ventures, TLV Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Angular Ventures.

Eldad Farkash

Snowflake vs Firebolt

We often get asked “what’s the difference between Firebolt and Snowflake?” and it reminds me of Frozen.

Robert Meyer

The Evolution of Data Warehouses and Query Engines on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Choosing the right data warehouse and analytics infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS) can be confusing.

Robert Meyer

Who the Hell Needs Another Cloud Data Warehouse?

There’s so many data warehouses out there, who the hell needs another one? Three main things that make Firebolt unique.

Eldad Farkash

Understanding the tech behind Snowflake’s IPO and what’s to come

The technological concepts that make Snowflake so unique, and why it has proven to be so disruptful for the data space.

Boaz Farkash