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9/10/21 What did the data say to the CPU?

What did the data say to the CPU?
cache me outside …(how bout dat)

Latest product updates

Here are just 3 of the most popular features we’ve released in the last 2 weeks:

:abacus: Table calculations are live!

Nobody wants to create every permutation of a metric in your dbt project… Instead, you should be able to write metrics on the fly in the Lightdash UI.

Introducing: table calculations :tada:

You can now build metrics in Lightdash, on the fly, from data in your query’s table. Just click on the + button on your results table, pop in your custom SQL there, and voilà: table calculations.


:performing_arts: You can now configure Lightdash to use any dbt target.

Phew. Before this update, Lightdash could only be connected to your default dbt target (which, for most of us, was some dev target). Now, you have the option to configure Lightdash to use any dbt target of your choice in the lightdash.yml file (soon to be available in the one-click-deploy options as well).

So, connecting Lightdash to your production environment is as easy as ever :slight_smile:

:cloud_with_lightning: We’ve invited our first users to Lightdash Cloud

We’ve sent out the first set of invites to the private Beta of Lightdash Cloud.

With Lightdash Cloud, you get all the good stuff from the open source product, but it’s hosted by Lightdash, has more team collaboration options and advanced support.

Interested? :smirk: You can sign up to the waitlist here and we’ll get in contact with you to see if you’d be a good fit!

:outbox_tray: out-of-the-box analytics with Lightdash

We’re building towards a future of out-of-the-box analytics with dbt + Lightdash: picture dbt packages, but with saved metrics, charts, and fill-in-the-blanks analyses. All available to you with the click of a button :sparkles:.

To start out, we’ve been playing around with some of the Fivetran <> dbt packages and added some Lightdash metrics into their dbt_hubspot package. So, with our updated package, you can get out-of-the-box dimensions and metrics for your Hubspot data in dbt.

Sound like your cup of tea? :tea: You can check out the updated package here.

If you’re interested in learning more about our plans for the “good future” of Lightdash, you can take a look at our product roadmap.

We’re hiring - build the future of BI

We have a bunch of open positions right now to join us on our mission to build the future of business intelligence on top of the modern data stack. We value being a small, high-performing team and operate 100% remote. If that gets you excited, we’d love to hear from you.

Open roles:

Hope you all have a great weekend! :heart:

Katie and the Lightdash team.