Best of Data Beats 
Our most popular content ⭐ and a chill playlist! 🎧
Many of you are probably not aware that the first iteration of this newsletter was launched in early 2021 and for a long time, it was a personal newsletter where I wrote about data things I knew.
Today, Data Beats comprises expert guides, opinions, and tips from a mixed bag of practitioners across all our content formats. And in order to make it easier to explore and find posts, I’ve organized them under the following sections:
The data_beats Show [Read, Watch, or Listen]
Series [Learning paths comprising posts from the above sections]
Now, you can choose to subscribe to (or unsubscribe from) one or more of these sections — doing so ensures that the content you receive via email is only what you’re interested in and nothing more.
Now, without further ado, I’d like to share our most popular posts:
Our theme song is not a typical guide, but it does explain how the Modern Data Stack came to be what it is today.
Warehouse-native Apps Explained
Understanding a paradigm shift in the way B2B SaaS tools are built.
ELT vs Reverse ETL: An Architectural Overview
An engineer’s guide explaining the two paradigms.
Why is there a growing divide between go-to-market (GTM) and data engineering (DE) teams?
Data Activation In The Modern Data Stack
The hype, the ensuing confusion, and the evolution of Data Activation.
Interviews from the show
CDP vs Reverse ETL with Jacques Corby-Tuech
A hot topic and a guest who doesn't shy away from sharing strong opinions.
Understanding Change Data Capture (CDC) with John Kutay
Part 2 of the series on real-time analytics infrastructure and use cases.
If you’re stressed about the looming recession, your job, or life in general, I’ve got just the weekend playlist for you — put your headphones on and go far inside!