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Beware of DBT Incremental Updates Against Snowflake External Tables

April 10, 2021

Snowflake does not currently support sub query pruning which can have serious cost implications for DBT incremental updates against…

Snowflake CSV COPY Into Examples

January 22, 2021

This article lists a number snowflake configuration csv copy into parameters and the outputs they produce. I'm currently working on a…

2020 Summer of Sprouts

October 24, 2020

Last summer I grew sprouts. I've always enjoyed gardening but am currently living in an apartment with very little light exposure. Due to…

How Probes Partition the Debug Space

August 30, 2020

Probing is a technique to perform regular checks on a service using a short interval. Probes provide signals that can significantly cut down…

Understanding & Modifying Systems

July 31, 2020

Systems exist all around us. Every day we operate in an incalculable number of systems. Our biological systems dictate our physical needs…