The Fireblog

How Preset Built a Data Driven Organization from the Ground Up?

Max walks the Bros through his recipe for a smart data-driven company, and the genesis of Airflow, Superset & Presto.

Firebolt Team

Druid Architecture Compared to Firebolt - A Practitioner’s View

Firebolt provides an alternative to Druid, delivering fast response times, high concurrency and the convenience of a Saa

Ben Hopp

Cloud data warehouse costs: Look before you leap

In this post, we look at factors to consider when building a data warehouse.

Firebolt Team

How Anteriad Creates Audiences Over 100B Rows of Data on the Fly (AdTech Case Study)

How Anteriad uses Firebolt to run use-cases that used to be impossible over large data sets.

Firebolt Team

How Similarweb Delivers Customer Facing Analytics Over 100s of TBs

According to Yoav Shmaria, VP R&D Platform at Similarweb, the best way to manage data warehouse costs is tagging

Firebolt Team

Faster Data Replication from Kafka Using Hevo and Firebolt

How to Set Up Your Data Analytics Stack with Kafka, Hevo, and Firebolt.

Brian Bickell

A new level of efficiency in analytics

Are you spending more than you planned on your Data Warehouse? Analyze more. Use less compute resources.

Boaz Farkash

Loading Snowplow data into Firebolt with dbt

How to enable sub-second analysis across billions of rows of customer behavior data: Part I - Setting up the load

Todd Beauchene

How Klarna Designed a New Data Platform in the Cloud

Klarna is one of the leading fintech companies in the world, valued at $45B.

Firebolt Team

How Eventbrite is Modernizing its Data Stack

An episode about Eventbrite’s data stack modernization process, and how you get engineers to adopt new technologies

Firebolt Team

Simplicity and Power of Agg Indexes at Scale

One of the ways Firebolt is able to support data-driven applications is by leveraging aggregating indexes on the tables.

David Welch
Luka Lovosevic

A Deep Dive into Slack's Data Architecture

How the data platform evolved as Slack grew from a startup to an IPOed and then acquired company.

Firebolt Team

Embedded Analytics vs Data Apps

There has been a lot of talk recently about Data Apps. That's what Firebolt is thinking about data apps.

Boaz Farkash

Transitioning Scopely’s 5.5 PB Data Platform to the Modern Data Stack

Should data engineering AND BI be handled by the same people?

Firebolt Team

Getting Rid of Raw Data with Jens Larsson

Why would you create ugly data? According to Jens Larsson, don’t even go near raw data.

Firebolt Team

5 steps to debug your complex SQL queries in Firebolt

Let us guide you through the process of identifying the performance bottlenecks in your query in just 5 simple steps.

Matan Sarig
Roy Hegdish

How Zendesk engineers manage customer-facing data applications

Ananth Packkildurai is Principal Software Engineer at Zendesk and runs one of the strongest newsletters in data

Firebolt Team

Future of Performance is Not About Performance

The data warehousing market has gone absolutely mad over performance. Why is this the case?

Tino Tereshko

SQL: Thinking in Lambdas

Many programming languages are imperative – tell the compiler how to operate by providing the instructions in order.

Octavian Zarzu

Firebolt Announces Series C Round at $1.4 Billion Valuation to Build the World's Fastest and Most Versatile Cloud Data Warehouse

Demand from engineering teams has skyrocketed since Firebolt emerged from stealth last year

Firebolt Team

How are those data intensive customer facing apps engineered at Gong?

Gong manages hundreds of thousands of videoconferences and millions of emails PER DAY, which add up to hundreds of TBs.

Firebolt Team

How Bolt Engineers Are Designing Its Next-Gen Data Platform

Bolt engineers are in the midst of designing a new next-gen data platform

Firebolt Team

Firebolt Indexes in Action (clustered and non-clustered)

Indexes are the primary way for users to accelerate query performance in Firebolt. Learn about them here.

Octavian Zarzu

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 Academy

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