Quacking Around the Web
MotherDuck-related news, blog posts, podcasts, videos and more
2024/02/06 - Matt Palmer
🦆 Making Magic: MotherDuck with Mage
Mage now has support for reading from, writing to and streaming to DuckDB. Plus support for executing dbt models with dbt-duckdb.
2024/01/29 - Rob @ Estuary
Motherducks love Estuaries
In just about every business, you get to a point with analytics where you have the need for speed. Someone, or some group needs to make decisions while they’re doing their job and they either need or want some combination of “real-time” data with second-level latency, and “real-time” analytics with sub-second query performance.
2024/01/21 - Steven from Shipyard
Integrating DuckDB into your Fleets
With this partnership, you will be able to use MotherDuck's products in Shipyard. We will be working on blog posts and use cases that outline that functionality as our flock grows.
2024/01/19 - Ainesh from Dataherald
Using Dataherald AI with MotherDuck to Answer Natural Language Questions
Dataherald AI is a tool that adds a semantic layer on top of your data warehouses to enable natural language question answering. Using Dataherald’s intuitive APIs and best practices, anyone can build native applications servicing non-technical stakeholders (both internal and external), unlocking the potential of your production databases. Read on to learn how the tool interfaces with MotherDuck, a cloud analytics service based on DuckDB.
2024/01/16 - Peter Boncz et al.
CIDR Paper on Hybrid Query Processing
This peer-reviewed paper from the Conference on Innovative Data systems Research (CIDR) goes deep into the architecture of MotherDuck and how we use DuckDB for Hybrid Query Processing.
2024/01/12 - Sung from Datafold
data-diff and MotherDuck: Better Together
We’re elated to announce the Datafold + MotherDuck open source integration with data-diff.
2024/01/09 - Jordan Tagani and Hannes Mühleisen
MLOps Community Podcast: Small Data, Big Impact
Navigate the intricacies of data management with Jordan Tagani and Hannes Mühleisen, the creative geniuses behind DuckDB and MotherDuck.
2024/01/09 - Jordan Tigani and Brian Schechter
Jordan Tigani on Reinventing Old Tools for New Market Needs
Interview of Jordan Tigani by Primary VC Partner Brian Schechter. Jordan discusses taking learnings from a major corporation to his own startup, building data tools for companies of all sizes, and shares perspectives on how to frame your fundraising approach.
2023/12/06 - Jan from GoodData
Is MotherDuck ProDUCKtion-Ready?
You have seen many announcements regarding integrations with DuckDB/MotherDuck in the past months. I am quite conservative, so I am not the first to jump on the hype train. I want to be sure about new technology before publicly announcing a new integration. Thanks to my conservatism, I made time to properly evaluate MotherDuck. Now I can thoroughly inform you whether or not MotherDuck is producktion-ready (so we can use it in GoodData and recommend it to our customers). Moreover, my article shows you all the important differences between DuckDB/MotherDuck and other databases, including results from the first iteration of performance tests. Let’s start!
2023/11/14 - Jelani Harper
MotherDuck’s Hybrid Query Execution Enhances Real-Time Data Analytics
Query execution can occur locally, in the cloud, or in both environments courtesy of DuckDB for analytics with low latency.
2023/11/01 - Kaustav @ Paradime.io
The Ducks have arrived in Paradime
Paradime is partnering up with MotherDuck to help analytics engineers adopt DuckDB with ease.
2023/10/31 - Carlos Aguilar @ Hashboard
Analyzing 9 million healthcare insurance claims with MotherDuck and Hashboard
Carlos, founder of Hashboard announces the Hashboard integration with MotherDuck and give a quick walkthrough of how it helps Hashboard build on our DuckDB use cases and examples.
2023/10/30 - Mehdi Ouazza
MotherDuck in 100 Seconds
MotherDuck ProDuck tour, showing OSS DuckDB and the additional features added by MotherDuck for next-gen cloud data warehouses and data apps. Hope you enjoy!
2023/10/27 - Louise de Leyritz
Coalesce 2023: Fixing the Data Eng Lifecycle Panel
This panel brings together experts in data engineering, data analytics and software engineering to explore the current state of the pattern, pieces that remain missing today and how emerging tools and data engineering testing capabilities can refine the transition from local development to production workflows.
2023/10/24 - Jordan Tigani
Coalesce 2023: Hybrid query execution: What is a database client?
Running a full-fledged analytical database inside the client opens up new ways of executing your query; you can run parts of your query locally and part remotely. Once you can split the query plan into two pieces, the same mechanism works with N stages, which can be in series or a tree.
2023/10/10 - Rik Bauwens
Unleashing the Power of DuckDB for Interactive SQL Notebooks
Talk from Rik Bauwens (from DataCamp) at one of the MotherDuck/DuckDB meetups that happened in September in Belgium, Leuven. Thanks dataroots for hosting!
2023/10/04 - Jordan Tigani
Founders You Should Know: Jordan Tigani
What it is: Offers serverless, easy-to-use data analytics platform based on DuckDB, on a mission to make analytics ducking awesome
2023/09/26 - Rick Morgan
MotherDuck moves into Seattle office after closing Series B
MotherDuck, which was founded last year, moved into a new 10,000-square-foot office in Eastlake. MotherDuck co-founder and CEO Jordan Tigani said the company could have between 60 and 70 employees a year from now.
2023/09/21 - Lindsay Clark
VCs lay $52.5M golden egg for MotherDuck's serverless analytics platform
Database service company MotherDuck has secured $52.5 million in VC funding and removed the waiting list from its platform.
2023/09/20 - Nate Bek
Seattle startup MotherDuck raises $52.5M at a $400M valuation to fuel DuckDB analytics platform
MotherDuck is fueling up to flap its wings a little harder. The analytics company on Wednesday announced a $52.5 million round, bringing total funding to date to $100 million. The Series B round pushes its post-money valuation to $400 million.
2023/09/20 - Kyle Wiggers
Database startup MotherDuck lands $52.5M to grow its DuckDB-based platform
MotherDuck today announced that it landed $52.5 million in a Series B round led by Felicis with participation from a16z, Madrona, Amplify Partners, Altimeter, Redpoint and Zero Prime, bringing the startup’s total raised to $100 million.
2023/09/08 - Mehdi Ouazza
Quack Chat: Interview with Mark (Co-creator of DuckDB)
Mehdi interviews Mark, the CTO of @duckdb Labs and co-creator of DuckDB, just before DuckCon in San Francisco. He aimed to gain some insight into the behind-the-scenes workings of the open-source project. We hope you enjoy the conversation!
2023/08/22 - Igor @ Cube
Introducing Cube's DuckDB and MotherDuck integrations
Announcing Cube's integrations with DuckDB, an extremely potent in-process SQL OLAP database management system, and MotherDuck, a cloud service providing hybrid execution for DuckDB, i.e., offloading some computations to the cloud and merging the results locally.
2023/08/14 - Rahul Joshi, Data Science Intern @ dltHub
dlt-dbt-DuckDB-MotherDuck: Simple MDS-in-a-box
Rahul combined dlt, dbt, DuckDB, MotherDuck, and Metabase to create a Modern Data Stack in a box that makes it very easy to create a data pipeline from scratch and then deploy it to production.
2023/07/28 - Anna Geller @ Kestra
DuckDB vs. MotherDuck — should you switch to the cloud version?
This post shares how to get started with both DuckDB and MotherDuck, what are key differences between them, and when to choose each of these options.
2023/07/25 - Joe Reis and Ryan Boyd
Interview w/ Ryan Boyd: Small Databases Are MotherDucking Awesome
Joe Reis, co-author of the best-selling O'Reilly data engineering book, chats with Ryan on the evolution and future of databases, the pendulum between single-server and distributed computing, DuckDB and MotherDuck, and much more.
2023/07/06 - Tamara Fingerlin @ Astronomer
Three ways to use Airflow with MotherDuck and DuckDB
This blog post covers three key ways you can use DuckDB with Apache Airflow, whether you are working locally or in the cloud.
2023/06/27 - Ryan Boyd
If a Duck Quacks in the Forest and Everyone Hears, Should You Care?
Ryan Boyd speaks at the Databricks Data + AI Summit 2023 on why "Duck posting" has become an internet meme for praising DuckDB on Twitter. Nearly every quack using DuckDB has done it once or twice. But, why all the fuss?
2023/06/22 - Herman Schaaf @ CloudQuery
Moving Data from Postgres to MotherDuck
The team at CloudQuery shows how to use their open source ELT platform to move data between PostgreSQL and MotherDuck.
2023/06/22 - Jamie Davidson @ Omni
Announcing a Ducking awesome integration
Jamie Davidson, Founder at Omni, announces and demonstrates support for MotherDuck in their business intelligence platform.
2023/06/22 - Duncan Riley @ siliconANGLE
MotherDuck launches new cloud analytics platform built on DuckDB
Data infrastructure and analytics startup MotherDuck today announced the release of its cloud analytics platform designed to make analyzing data of any size easier by leveraging the open source DuckDB engine.
2023/06/22 - Jon Saltzman @ Ascend
Ascending with MotherDuck
Ascend now allows you to build data pipelines that deliver data to MotherDuck.
2023/06/22 - Frederic Lardinois @ TechCrunch
MotherDuck launches its DuckDB-based cloud analytics platform
MotherDuck, which has raised a total of $47.5 million, today announced the launch of its serverless cloud analytics platform, built alongside the original creators of DuckDB, the embeddable open source database.
2023/06/22 - Pete Hunt @ Dagster
Revisiting the Poor Man’s Data Lake with MotherDuck
How to build a powerful, cheap, and useful data platform with Dagster and MotherDuck.
2023/04/20 - Jordan Tigani, Hannes Mühleisen, Jon Turow
Commercializing Open-source Projects
MotherDuck’s Jordan Tigani and DuckDB’s Hannes Mühleisen talk with Jon Turow of Madrona about commercializing open source projects. This is from the Founded & Funded podcast.
2023/03/30 - Jordan Tigani
Data Council: Big Data is Dead
Jordan Tigani, CEO of MotherDuck, makes the case that the era of Big Data is over. Now we can stop worrying about data size and focus on how we’re going to use it to make better decisions.
2022/11/15 - Nate Bek @ GeekWire
Seattle data analytics startup MotherDuck emerges from stealth
MotherDuck is peeking its head above water. The Seattle startup lifted the hood Tuesday on its data analytics system based on the open-source platform DuckDB. It also announced total funding of $47.5 million to date.
2022/11/15 - Jelani Harper @ VentureBeat
MotherDuck announces query-in-place capabilities, $47.5M in funding
Startup analytics platform MotherDuck revealed it has received $47.5 million in funding. That figure includes $35 million in Series A funding and $12.5 million in seed funding, for a total valuation of $175 million.
2022/06/03 - Jordan Tigani, Joe Reis, Matt Housley
What's Next for Analytical Databases
On the "Let's Talk Data" podcast, Joe Reis and Matt Housley interview Jordan Tigani about the ideas around MotherDuck, which kicked off a couple weeks after this interview.
2022/04/22 - Sanjeev Mohan and Jordan Tigani
It Depends: Jordan Tigani Peeks into the Future of Analytical Databases
Sanjeev Mohan of SanjMo (and former Gartner analyst extraordinaire), interviews Jordan Tigani on his thoughts about the future of analytical databases. This interview took place 4 months prior to the official kickoff of MotherDuck.