This Month in the DuckDB Ecosystem: October 2023
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It’s Marcos again, aka “DuckDB News Reporter” with another issue of “This Month in the DuckDB Ecosystem for October 2023.
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Ted Conbeer is a mechanical engineer turned management consultant, who eventually became an analytics engineer and startup executive and advisor. But don't be misled by the latter title; he's also a prolific contributor to open-source coding!
In 2021, he created sqlfmt, an autoformatter for dbt SQL, which has been downloaded over 1,500,000 times. By 2023, he went on to develop harlequin, a terminal-based SQL IDE for DuckDB. If you're aiming to enhance your DuckDB development experience, giving harlequin a try is highly recommended!
Top DuckDB Links this Month
Whether we like it or not, CSV files are here to stay. The DuckDB team understands this well, which is why they've significantly enhanced their CSV reader. It now detects CSV dialect options, identifies column types, and even bypasses corrupt data. Pedro Holanda guides us through these latest updates.
While DuckDB is renowned for its impressive SQL interfaces, it's not as well-known in the Python community. However, this blog by Trung Nguyen, demonstrates how it can accelerate and enhance workflows based on Pandas.
Are you interested in the combination of dbt and DuckDB? Well, Felix Gutierrez gave us a very good introduction to the topic in this article
If you are interested on this topic, you must watch the course that Quisheng Wu (an Associate Professor of the University of Tennessee) taught about it. It’s on YouTube
Tobias Müller created this very cool project in order to run DuckDB on AWS Lambda
DuckDB can be very advantages for governemtn focused innitiaves, and this articles shares the perspective of a Nigerian called Oluwajuwon Ogunseye talking precisely about it. Now, there is further development for it: he announced a challenge called #30DaysofDuckDBChallenge to get more people excited about it.
A good example of a end-to-end project done by Niño Francisco Liwa using DuckDB, FastAPI, Prefect & Streamlit. This involves using public dataset from telemetry sensors provided by Brisbane City Council.
1 November 2023 | Online 🌐
The Cube and MotherDuck teams are hosting a webinar on how to use Cube's semantic layer [access control, pre-aggregates] with MotherDuck and DuckDB.
13-15th November 2023 | Oakland 🇺🇲
Discover DuckDB with Alex Monahan’s talk: Learn about this innovative analytical data management system that seamlessly integrates with languages like Python, R, Java, and more. Find out how DuckDB enhances data workflows with fast, efficient operations and automatic parallelization. Join us for an insightful talk on the power of DuckDB!
20th November 2023 | Berlin 🇩🇪
MotherDuck is happy to announce the second MotherDuck/DuckDB meetup in Berlin!. Talk about DuckDB, MotherDuck and all the things data! Co-creator of DuckDB Hannes Mühleisen will join us, and Michael Hunger author of "DuckDB in action" will give a talk! If you want to quack a talk, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit your proposition in sessionize.
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