JOIN 2018 - The Big Migration: How Square Leverages Cloud-based Infrastructure to Drive BI Success
In bumping against storage capacity and bandwidth limitations inherent in HP Vertica, Square opted to migrate to Snowflake in early 2018. Square's data organization is decentralized, giving analysts and engineers direct ownership of ETLs and data landscape. Shepherding a large, growing Looker instance - Square has 400+ Looker developers editing 32 Looker Projects--required planning, communication, and ingenuity. Tristan Gosnell and Matthew Leal from Square's Business Intelligence team walk through their learnings from the formulation and implementation of Square's migration strategy, and the implications for Looker.