Release Notes: 2/16/2021

Weekly release notes for the week of February 16, 2021. Stay updated with our latest updates, new features, and performance enhancements.

Supercharging Time to Analysis at Harry’s

Harry’s head of analytics, Pooja Modi, and data analyst, William Knighting, spearheaded a new initiative to find a more powerful solution to expedite ingesting, transforming, and delivering data feeds to Looker in a manner that correlates brand information across functions. With these criteria in mind, the Harry’s data team found The Ascend Unified Data Engineering Platform.

New Release: Python SDK

We are excited to announce the release of our new Python SDK! This SDK sits on top of Ascend’s public API, and is dynamically generated based upon the Protocol Buffer and gRPC (which we use extensively) definitions of all components within the Ascend platform.

New Feature: Dataflow JDBC/ODBC Connector

This feature leverages the same intelligent persistence layer that backs Queryable Dataflows and Structured Data Lakes, and joins it (pun intended) with the SparkSQL Thrift JDBC/ODBC Server to provide the ability to directly access and query your Dataflows from your favorite environment, whether it is a BI tool like Looker, or your favorite SQL workbench.