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Everyone thinks building a customer-facing analytics dashboard is easy... until they start building it.
🌎 Query-time zone support: Time zones may not matter as much for internal BI, as having everything in UTC or PT is good enough. However, when building customer-facing analytics for your SaaS and consumer apps, end-users must see their data aggregated in their specific time zone. Learn how to accomplish this with Propel without complicating your data pipelines. Read the blog post.
Check out the local-aware dashboard that Lumeo, a no-code video analytics platform, built on Propel using the new query-time timezone feature.
😍 Updates and deletes preview: Our Snowflake integration now synchronizes updates and deletes, not just inserts. With this preview, you can have a mirror of your Snowflake data in Propel to power your customer-facing use cases. Read the blog post.
🎿 Snowflake Dynamic Table support preview: Propel now supports Snowflake's Dynamic Tables, which enable you to transform your data for your customer-facing analytics easily. Read the blog post.
We had a packed month with platform improvements! Check out our changelog.
The latest posts and episodes
De-risking large-scale refactors @ Propel Blog
— Mark Roberts, Co-founder at Propel
In this post, Mark explores Propel's practices that enable us to ship with confidence by leveraging testing, controlled rollouts, and observability. Read the blog post.
Democratizing Data Access: Insights into Hightouch with Kashish Gupta @ Data Chaos Podcast
— Kashish Gupta, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Hightouch
🎙️ In this episode, I had the privilege of hosting Kashish Gupta, the co-founder, and co-CEO of Hightouch, a reverse ETL data activation and composable customer data platform SaaS company. This episode is a gold mine for anyone looking to understand and navigate the chaotic world of customer data platforms. 💡
🎙️ This discussion covers the evolution of Courier, which now processes billions of events each month, showing the power of scaling. Seth shares his journey from an InfoSec engineer to Courier’s CTO.
- Why are developers migrating off embedded dashboards?
- The Tragedy of The Two Data Stacks
- Propel is not a generic GraphQL API
- Low barrier, high ceiling on API design
— Nico Acosta, CEO & Co-founder at Propel
— Tyler Wells, CTO & Co-founder at Propel
From the community
- Automatic Generation of Visualizations and Infographics with LLMs - A really interesting open-source library that shows the power of data + LLMs. This is just the beginning.
- Migrating Netflix to GraphQL Safely - How Netflix migrated its API to GraphQL.
- Graceful behavior at capacity - Insightful read about operating systems at scale.
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