Four Years In: From Misfits to Mainstream

My armchair reflections from year 4 of growing Fishtown Analytics and dbt.

This year has been something else. Year four saw dbt grow from a tool used by forward-thinking early adopters into a burgeoning standard in the modern analytics stack. As of last week, there were more than 2,100 companies that are actively using dbt. Wow. dbt is no longer a niche product and dbt Slack is no longer a community of misfits...we’ve gone mainstream, folks.

Towards the end I share my thoughts on where the modern data stack has been and where it's headed. We've come a long way in four years, folks.

It's a great time to be an analyst.


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