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April 9, 2024
We like Dataform. It's built into BigQuery, and you don't have to bother setting up infrastructure, services, or pipelines to run it. You don't even have to link it to a remote git repository …
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February 25, 2024
Dataplex is a comprehensive data platform designed to simplify and optimise the way organisations handle their data. In the ever-evolving landscape of data management, the ability to harness information effectively is becoming more and …
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February 16, 2024
In this blog, we will compare Dataform vs Dataprep vs Data Fusion: some of the services available on GCP (Google Cloud Platform) used for Data Processing. We will look into their pros and cons, …
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February 12, 2024
Data ingestion is a critical step within the process of data pipeline architecture. Therefore, in this blog we will explain what data ingestion is, look into the different types and the tools you can …
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January 18, 2024
In the ever-evolving landscape of data management, understanding and improving your organisation's data maturity is crucial. A better understanding of data allows for organisations to leverage it more effectively and improve business strategies, boosting …
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January 16, 2024
In today's digital age, data security has become more important than ever. The vast amount of personal and sensitive information stored online has made it a prime target for cyber attacks. That's why companies …
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December 6, 2023
There are many BI and data platform options out there: PowerBI, Looker, and Tableau are among the most popular. In this article, we cover the main reasons why organisations choose Looker and not the …
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November 1, 2023
Creating a data warehouse is a significant step in leveraging your organisation's data for decision-making and analytics. However, ensuring that you have a robust data warehouse security is equally crucial. This blog will walk …
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August 10, 2023
Deploying Looker can be a transformative step for your organisation. However, before diving into the deployment process, it's essential to address potential blockers that could hinder a successful integration. In this blog, we'll explore …
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June 6, 2023
Looker is Google's business intelligence platform, part of GCP. From data analytics to interactive reports and visualisation, Looker is key to better understanding your organisational data and improving business decisions. Recently, Google has made …
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June 5, 2023
Are you looking for a cost-effective way to experiment with cloud computing? Then, you should probably know about the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Free Tier. GCP offers a Free Tier that provides you with …
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April 14, 2023
You’re on Google Workspace; you want to automate, create, or test-run an internal process. You may want a custom application, a data workflow, or a script to help you out with some spreadsheets. Google …
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April 7, 2023
dbt & Dataform are data transformation tools used to create complex data transformations using SQL. These tools enable users to model, test, and version control data. The use cases and functionality for both are …
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March 27, 2023
Tired of Data Chaos and bottlenecks? Cobry Compass is an offering that can help you get the most out of your organisation's data. Our team of data experts is here to support you every …
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September 30, 2022
One chatbot’s journey from Apps Script to Cloud Functions The Aim 🎯 So you might have heard that here at Cobry, we’re interested in Google Workspace. Naturally, we like to keep an eye on …
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September 8, 2022
We understand that data is a challenge, whether you're a small or a large business. That's why we've made our internal guide to data public. Our data handbook. That's right - we’ve developed a …
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August 10, 2022
Consider this a checklist of items that you can probe within your organisation to check whether you are data-driven or not. These are the same questions that we use to scope out where a …
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August 5, 2022
Here we go into detail about how we deliver a data project and ensure that everyone is aligned to achieve maximum results. A Looker project plan for maximum success We’re happy to give you …
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August 3, 2022
In this blog, we answer what you need to do to build an effective team that can use data to make decisions, from recruitment to technology to processes to data models. Building a data …
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July 28, 2022
At Cobry, we live and breathe data. We’re always searching for new ways to make data as streamlined as possible - and to maximise its effectiveness within Google Cloud Platform. Step one is a …
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July 25, 2022
In the last blog post, we discussed how GCP fits into every stage of the data landscape thanks to its variety of tools. Now we’ll be honing in on two in particular that are …
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July 18, 2022
Every organisation needs technology that supports them with data. GCP does that really well, but how? This blog aims to cover that.
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June 16, 2022
How Cobry visualise our customer information on Looker. We explain how we extract, transform our customer information all the way from source to value.
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June 8, 2022
The first step to solving any problem is diagnosis; this article aims to not only help you spot the most common organisational data problems, but also discuss different strategies you can employ to fix …
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June 1, 2022
“We need better data governance.” Makes you tremble a little, doesn’t it? A little scared. A little bit of dread. Makes you think about what the next initiative, policy, or software your colleague or …
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May 18, 2022
At Cobry, we love data. We’re always searching for new ways to use our data, and since Google Cloud Platform is the cloud of choice for everything from data storage to machine-learning analyses, we …
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May 9, 2022
Why data is important to making decisions, how to spot common data problems, and how to fix them.
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April 11, 2022
Google Cloud Platform presents the ideal one-stop-shop for all things data, from collecting it to applying it in your everyday activities. We’ve put together this cheat sheet to demystify the whole process!
February 8, 2018
Onboarding Onboarding lays the foundation for every IT interaction with new employees. Passwords, technical support, security issues and new equipment. All of these time-eaters can be minimised with efficient onboarding. So here are a …

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