What, exactly, is dbt?


The dbt community is growing quickly (109 companies as of today!), so I took some time to write up a post targeted at new users. If you're not familiar with dbt, I hope this post will provide a good intro.

dbt is the T in ETL. It doesn’t extract or load data, but it’s extremely good at transforming data that’s already loaded into your warehouse. This “transform after load” architecture is becoming known as ELT.


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