A breakthrough in the world of data warehousing, Snowflake has invented the concept of “The Data Cloud”, which is quickly becoming the unified platform for all things data & analytics.
An emerging tool in the business intelligence space, Sigma has created a purpose-built alternative to the traditional spreadsheet that was designed to work flawlessly with Snowflake.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
The industry standard of hyper-scale cloud computing, AWS continues to be the innovator in the cloud space, they are also the primary cloud environment that the rest of our tech stack treats as their “first class citizens”. North Lab’s founder was one of the first 10 fully-certified AWS experts in the world.
An Extract, Load, & Transform (ELT) tool designed for cloud data, Matillion is our default choice from an ELT standpoint. It uses a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for transformation jobs, which is comfortable for most users.
Fivetran conducts just the Extract & Load portion of ELT, but pairs nicely with dbt to complete the entire spectrum of data engineering responsibilities.
The de facto standard behind the “T” in ELT, dbt is both an open-source command-line based data transformation tool, as well as an enterprise SaaS product for those businesses needing more enterprise features
The de facto standard in enterprise BI, North Labs is a long-standing Tableau partner
HashiCorp is the creator of several very popular tools used at North Labs, including Terraform (used for Infrastructure-as-Code initiatives) and Vault (enterprise secrets management)
Just as Matillion and Fivetran/dbt are used for ELT, Hightouch is used for “Reverse ELT/Reverse ETL”, which is the process of sending data FROM an organization’s data warehouse BACK TO the various operational tools