Periscope Data Unveils Data Engine, Optimizing Pipelines for the Future of Data Analytics

The Right Technology for the Right Workload at the Right Time

Data Engine

Periscope Data, the world’s leading analytics platform for data professionals, today introduced the first phase of its next-generation analytics warehouse integration, Data Engine by Periscope Data, that will help data teams achieve faster query performance and data ingestion at scale for any kind of workload, regardless of concurrency, data volume or query complexity. Data Engine helps bypass the most challenging but important steps in the ETL process, allowing customers to optimize their workflow and remain agile.

Starting today, Data Engine offers Periscope Data users the flexibility to efficiently ingest and process data on either Snowflake or Redshift infrastructure depending on their workloads. With future advancements of the project slated to be released in the coming months, Periscope Data will add a series of other data storage and processing options to ensure the best technology is available to every data team, for any given workload. Data Engine is tailor-made for data-driven companies with complex pipelines or expanding data needs that require options to facilitate faster, more efficient queries.

“Every second matters when it comes to querying data – as companies scale and their data volumes grow, they will need to know that they have the best infrastructure, be it Snowflake, Redshift or other options, for that specific job,” said Tom O’Neill, CTO and Co-Founder of Periscope Data. “These fast-scaling companies shouldn’t be limited to only one kind of data warehouse – Data Engine gives them the flexibility to ingest, process and analyze data in the fastest way possible.”

Today, different warehouse options on the market offer specialized benefits for different use cases. For data teams with a wide range of use cases, this often means they are forced to deal with poor query performance for some portions of their data analysis in exchange for quicker processing in other areas. Alternatively, some companies take on the burden of running several tech stacks internally to leverage specialized benefits of multiple warehouses. Data Engine eliminates this predicament – it lets Periscope Data route the intensive queries to the best-equipped warehouses, ensuring maximum scalability for cross-functional teams while creating a single source of truth for all users.

“Deciding which data warehouse to turn to for processing and analysis was an arduous process in the past,” said Annie Flippo, Head of Data Science at ThinkNear. “We’re a company that has a wide variety of needs around our datasets and analytics workloads, with our queries ranging from small and straightforward to extremely large-scale and complex. Periscope's Data Engine is going to make the whole analytics process much easier for us – we look forward to scaling by leveraging the strengths of multiple data warehousing technologies through Periscope Data.”

“Periscope Data provides a powerful way for data teams to connect all their data in one place and start building visualizations to answer questions,” said Snowflake VP of Alliances, Walter Aldana. “We’re really excited to see how Data Engine shines light on the power of Snowflake’s lightning-fast data warehouse and helps drive better data decisions for the world’s leading data teams.”

Data Engine is available by request starting today. For more information, check out our video here featuring CTO Tom O’Neill explaining the project’s mission. To get started leveraging the power of Data Engine, please contact your Periscope Data representative or sign up here to see it in action.

About Periscope Data

Periscope Data builds software that transforms businesses by bringing the power of data to every decision. Periscope Data’s platform delivers speed, power and flexibility to the world of BI by enabling data teams to ingest, store, analyze, visualize and report on data all from one connected platform. This turns data teams into superheroes by empowering them to answer the toughest questions and make breakthrough business decisions. Periscope Data serves more than 1,000 customers globally, including Adobe, Crunchbase, EY, Flexport, New Relic, Rover and ZipRecruiter.


Frank Bauch, PR at Periscope Data,

Source: Periscope Data

Categories: Data Storage and Warehousing, System and Data Integration

Tags: Amazon Redshift, AWS, Data Engine, data warehouse, ETL, Periscope Data, Redshift, Snowflake, ThinkNear