Created by Berlin-based developer Jan Oberhauser in 2019, n8n presents itself as “a free and open workflow automation tool”. Think of it as a locally hosted Zapier on steroids.
Here's our September 2020 roundup of good reads and podcast episodes that might be relevant to you as a data professional:
Our founder Pete Soderling co-authored a follow-on piece to his previous post with Great Expectations' core contributor Abe Gong and Partner at Amplify Partners Sarah Catanzaro, for which they had interviewed the makers of some of the hottest data tools. The focus is still the same: rather than what their data tools can do, we hear about what they don't do, as a way to better understand how they fit together. From ApertureData to Xplenty, this new installment covers 21 new tools, and you can read it here.
Today's companies aim to be data-driven, but data infrastructure is time intensive and costly to build, maintain, and secure. A coral is the exoskeleton of a small marine animal that attaches and grows on almost anything. Once it starts growing, it can create large reefs, which support a diverse ecosystem of plants and animals. So what happens if you apply that philosophy to the world of data?