Team Ascend

Certifying Data Fresh and Organic with Data Lineage

In this episode, Sean and I talk with Jon Saltzman about all things data lineage and its importance at every step of the data pipeline. … Read More

Back to the Beginning with Data Ingest

In this episode, we go back to the foundations of data engineering and data pipelines with a deep dive into data ingest. … Read More

Negotiating the Release From Accidental Ransomware

In this episode, we discuss the concept of accidental ransomware—or when a team is slowed down by the burden of managing and maintaining commoditized software. … Read More

Autopiloting Snowflake ETL with the Data Automation Cloud

In this episode, we do things a bit differently and chat with one of Ascend’s lead engineers, Nandan Tammineedi, about his work helping develop the Ascend for Snowflake platform. … Read More

Data Orchestration Explained: A New Automated Approach to Solve Common Challenges

Data orchestration is the step in the data management process that leverages software to optimally and efficiently move and process data. … Read More

Data Automation: The Pros and Pros. Are there Cons?

In this episode, we look at a foundational aspect of data engineering workloads—automation, including the confusion that frequently surrounds data automation and how some data teams can avoid the major pitfall of going too far too fast. … Read More

What Is Data Ingestion?

Data ingestion is the process of transporting data from one or more sources to a storage location where it can be analyzed and used by an organization … Read More

Data Automation: What It Is and Why It Matters

Data automation is the process of using automated tools to manage data rather than using manual tools, which improves efficiency … Read More

Orchestrating Data for Success with Automation

In this episode, we chat about one of the foundational principles of data engineering—data orchestration. What is it, who needs it, and just how data engineering organizations need it to evolve over the next few years. … Read More

2021 Look Back (5X User Growth!) and 2022 Look Forward (The Year of Data Automation)

By the numbers, this year was nothing short of remarkable. Developers on Ascend grew 5x in 2021. This was driven not only by new customers, but also by consistent growth in adoption across existing teams, with the number of developers per team expanding by more than 2.4x. … Read More