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Develop a data workflow that doesn’t require an army of resources.

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Data in dozens of places? No problem.

ELTs Move Your Data With Finesse

To the utter relief of every data team in the world, Extract-Load-Transform (ELT) tools have taken the place of manual migration — for good reason. ELTs are efficient, cost effective, and, most importantly, reliable.

Rather than using multiple bridges to grab data from pipelines all across your company, ELTs like Fivetran function like an eight lane highway within your modern stack, speeding raw data to your warehouse, continuously synchronizing, and providing the freshest available data.

Leveraging an ETL increases the accuracy of your data, can accelerate analytics, and even programmatically manages ready-to-query schemas.

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BABI Lead @ Be A Bear

“Be A Bear is founded on the principle ‘if you’re going to Be A Bear, be a grizzly’ – meaning that we wanted to build our BABI data stack with best practice from the start. [Spaulding Ridge] came in with a lot of experience and could see the value in what we were building from day one, making everything much more effective and enjoyable. It felt less like working with a consultancy and more like a partnership.”

Dan Cooke | BABI Lead @ Be A Bear, Full Success Story

Your Business Needs Are Our Specialty

The world of data warehousing and data analytics is changing. Companies are migrating legacy systems to the Cloud, aiming to become truly insight-driven and empower employees by granting them greater access to information. We specialize in a range of data warehousing and analytics services, offering end-to-end data solutions and everything in between.

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Data Strategy

Business needs
Tool comparison
Architecture definition
Project planning

Data Engineering

Data Integration/ETL
Data warehousing
Data modeling
Migration to Cloud

Business Intelligence

Reporting
Dashboarding
Metrics definition
Ad hoc analysis

Machine Learning

Predictive Analytics
Forecasting

Data Products

Embedded analytics
Web development
UX/UI Design

Adoption

Rollout planning
Training & workshops
Documentation

ELT vs ETL is New vs Old

Extract-Load-Transform Complete.

Extract-Load-Transform (ELT) tools are the natural evolution from the previous popular option, Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) tools. Both are mediums to reach a Single Source of Truth, your Single Source of Truth, otherwise known as your Data Warehouse, but one is a superior option for a Modern Data Stack.

Extract-Load-Transform tools have a number of benefits over its predecessor, as well as over building your own, including time and effort to value, future growth, people (plus cost), and flexibility.

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Time (and Effort) to Value

ELTs are the better option when it comes to both time and effort — off-the-shelf and pre-built options can be set up in a matter of minutes. ETLs and build-it-yourself options are more time-intensive, taking between 3 to 6 months to implement, not to mention the skills needed due to the inherent complexity of building a reliable, long-term data pipeline.

Future Growth

ELT tools and cloud-native data warehouses work hand-in-hand, providing unlimited scale for future growth. To scale using ETL tools, on-prem warehouses, and/or homegrown software requires ordering, installing, and configuring new hardware with any influx beyond capacity.

People (Plus Cost)

ELTs remove the background work. They fully automate the entire process post setup. Other “solutions,” particularly build-it-yourself options, require an average of 3 engineers to build and maintain, amounting to nearly 10x the cost of an ELT subscription.

Opportunity Costs

Where do you want your data team’s time? Acting as faux data engineers finding, cleaning, and reorganizing data is usually not the answer, but it’s often what happens with homegrown data pipeline solutions. Using ELTs, your data scientists spend 100% of their time actually doing what benefits your company: data analysis.

Flexibility

By creating a data workflow that all leads to a data warehouse and is overlaid with a Business Intelligence (BI) tool, you’ve created a Modern Data Stack that can quickly and efficiently provide critical data for your business on demand.

Our Approach for Fast Results

Our worldwide team tests out and weaves together best-in-cloud technologies to provide superior service to our clients. One of our incredible lineups is Fivetran, Google BigQuery, and Looker, which help companies take control of their data, develop a single source of real-time truth, and leverage the best insights.

Fivetran

A tool that automates your data pipeline

Fivetran is a fully managed and scalable extract and load tool transforming the way businesses approach their Extraction-Transform-Load (ETL) process.

It is the fastest way to connect all your information sources to your data warehouse; with more than 170 connectors and its predefined schemas, you can configure your pipeline in a matter of minutes.

The tool provides a maintenance-free solution to reliable, high-volume data integration that scales. It also automatically adjusts to source changes and reliably centralizes data in to the destination of your choice.

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BigQuery

A data warehouse built for the Cloud

Google BigQuery is a multi-cloud data warehouse that’s designed for scalability and agility.

Democratizing data from across your entire company — versus keeping it in silos scattered among various departments — can increase the pace of innovation.

Fully managed and serverless, Google BigQuery can handle petabytes of data in minutes, enabling your teams to analyze larger and more complex data sets in mere minutes.

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Looker

A new type of data analytics platform

Looker’s collaborative modeling layer allows for centralized definitions of business logic as well as accelerated model development and deployment. Its direct connection to your database means that your organization can have access to real-time analytics.

Looker’s philosophy is to provide self-service analytics, empowering users to carry out their own analysis and create reports or visualizations independently. The Looker API also allows you to integrate the tool into your existing workflows and deliver data to where your business users need it most.

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Data Modernization, Defined

Transforming the way you and your company view and use data can be the revolutionary step that takes your organization to the next level. Whether the goal is to find homeostasis through a hybrid cloud setup that leverages any combination of public cloud, private cloud, on-premise, and cloud storage or you’re looking to make a complete shift to a scalable modern platform, we can meet you where you’re at. We’ll consider your long-term goals and recommend the best roadmap to success.

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Data Strategy & Discovery

Gather business users requirements, list all data sources, compare data tools, and design a data stack architecture to meet your data modernization goals.

Implement the Infastructure

This is where we’ll take our roadmap and implement the structure necessary to get the data from where it is versus where it needs to end up.

Business Logic Creation

From raw data to actionable KPIs, merge and model your data sources in a centralized repository to get reliable metrics that support the specificities of your business.

Data Review, Training, & Adoption

Collaborating with your end-users, we’ll run tests to ensure that your data is ready to better support your business and empower employees to leverage their new technology.

BI Lead @ Avoris

“Unlike more traditional consulting partners, [Spaulding Ridge] showed a dynamic approach, adapting to our goals, schedules, and general inexperience. By the end of the PoC, we felt confident using Looker because we have learned so much along the way.”

Juan José Guasp | BI Lead @ Avoris, Full Success Story

Best Practice and Strategic Thinking Converge Here

Where Function + Creativity Meet

Get the best of both by working with a team of experienced digital transformation service providers, skilled with both technical execution and creative problem-solving.

When you choose a partner for data transformation and AI you want someone who does more than check boxes and talk — you want people who think on your behalf.

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Advisory, Governance + Enablement

Get the latest best practices for Centers of Excellence (COE) development and change management strategy to enable digital transformation services.

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End-to-End Integration Services

Connect your enterprise systems to Best-in-Cloud technologies, utilize both near and offshore development, and use multiple ETL tools.

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Enterprise Integration + Strategy

Maximize your digital transformation performance with white-glove architecture services that help you identify and implement the right integration strategies.

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