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So your data warehouse is your source of truth? Here’s why you still need a Customer Data Platform

Data warehouses and CDPs are two pillars of the modern data stack. Recently, a perception has emerged that companies need to choose one system or the other as a “source of truth” for their data. This article poses a counter perspective, and demonstrates how when used together, a CDP and a data warehouse can form a dynamic duo at the core of your data infrastructure.

Sean Ryan – December 10, 2021

How to implement an mParticle data plan in an eCommerce app

This sample application allows you to see mParticle data events and attributes displayed in an eCommerce UI as you perform them, and experiment with implementing an mParticle data plan yourself.

November 16, 2021
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Should you be buying or building your data pipelines?

With demand for data increasing across the business, data engineers are inundated with requests for new data pipelines. With few cycles to spare, engineers are often forced to decide between implementing third-party solutions and building custom pipelines in-house. This article discusses when it makes sense to buy, and when it makes sense to build.

Joey Colvin – November 10, 2021
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When to use a data lake vs data warehouse

Enabling teams with access to high-quality data is important for business success. The way in which this data is stored impacts on cost, scalability, data availability, and more. This article breaks down the difference between data lakes and data warehouses, and provides tips on how to decide which to use for data storage.

Joey Colvin – November 04, 2021

From spreadsheet to source code: Leveraging mParticle’s Data Plan Builder

Effective data planning is critical to ensuring that the data entering an organization's internal systems is accurate, reliable, and actionable. mParticle’s Data Plan Builder is available to help both mParticle customers and prospects with the key aspects of data planning: collaboration, implementation, and continuous iteration.

Sean Ryan – November 03, 2021

What is data integrity and why does it matter for customer data?

Integrity is a good quality. Just like you want the people around you to have integrity, you also want the data on which you base strategic decisions to be of high integrity as well. That sounds good, but what does it mean for data to have integrity, and why is this so important? In this post, we’ll explore this broad and nuanced concept, define what it means in the context of customer data, and learn a strategy to ensure your customer data maintains high integrity throughout its lifecycle.

September 14, 2021

Debug customer event collection in real time

If you are responsible for implementing data tracking plans across your apps and websites, you’re probably familiar with how tedious and time consuming it can be to track down data collection bugs when they pop up. This video walks through how you can use mParticle’s Live Stream to simplify your team’s testing and debugging cycles.

Sean Ryan – September 09, 2021
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Everything you need to know about data integrations

Data integrations are ubiquitous throughout the SaaS ecosystem. But not all data integrations are created equal. This article walks through the different types of integrations commonly available and provides tips on how to choose the right integration types for your use cases.

Joey Colvin – September 02, 2021

How do CDPs benefit engineers?

Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) have traditionally been thought of as tools that benefit marketers and product managers. But from simplifying data collection to enabling data-driven feature development, CDPs have far-reaching value for engineers as well. Learn more about the benefits of CDPs for technical teams.

Sean Ryan – August 24, 2021

What is a data tracking plan, and why should engineers care?

"Wait, why do we need this data again?" "Was that attribute supposed to use snake or camel case?" Data tracking plans keep everyone in your organization aligned on your data efforts, from the high-level strategy to the nittiest, grittiest details.

Sean Ryan – August 20, 2021

Leverage mParticle’s data quality developer tools to create, implement, and QA a data plan

mParticle makes it easy to create a robust data plan, implement it with ease, and seamlessly check incoming events to prevent bad data from making its way to downstream systems. Here, we walk through all three steps in a sample application.

Sean Ryan – August 20, 2021

How EPIX leverages mParticle to simplify data collection and unlock use cases

In this installment of the Digital Anarchist web series, Sam Dozor, VP of Engineering at mParticle, and Sacha Stanton, SVP and Chief Technology Officer at EPIX, discuss the many wins the streaming innovator has realized as a result of placing mParticle at the heart of their data infrastructure.

August 17, 2021