Peacetime dbt, wartime dbt, and an alternative third thing.
Lots of good thoughts here (doesn't DB buying dbt turn that into scary vendor lock-in hell?) - but what most impresses me is the nod to the Moth Joke. Go ahead, murder someone, you're in my good book for all time Ben Stancil.
3 cheers for Fish!
That Databricks acquisition of dbt is interesting and echoes what we see across our teams. The BI team uses Snowflake with dbt while the data engineering team uses Databricks. To your point this is a way of jumping over that "Databricks is for data science" perception.
Your logic behind DB buying dbt reminds me of Snowflake's Streamlit acquisition: getting instant access to a large Python community which is expected to run AI workloads on Snowflake's compute engine.
Hey Benn, excellent summary. I'm wondering if it's alright to draw comparisons with the Redash acquisition. I've always believed that the product is undervalued and has the potential to go beyond just BI. I still use the open-source versions today. However, with the acquisition, it simply disappeared into Databricks' ecosystem and was unable to stand out or have a say in the roadmap.
Amusing and thought-provoking as always. I confess, I also would love to see DBT labs and DataBricks hook up. Though I wonder if that’s more emotional than rational...