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Top 10 Essential Tools for Data Engineers

Top 10 Essential Tools for Data Engineers

The increase in cloud tools and the need to process a large amount of raw data has led to a significant rise in demand for data engineers. Data engineers are responsible for building data pipelines, designing data infrastructure, and developing algorithms to make data more useful to companies.

Building a rich data infrastructure requires data engineers to have a mix of programming languages, data management tools, data warehouses, and other tools for data processing, analytics, and AI/ML. In this post, we will highlight the top 10 tools that data engineers use to build effective and efficient data infrastructure.

1. Python

Python is a popular general-purpose programming language that is widely used in data engineering due to its multiple use cases, especially in building data pipelines.

2. SQL

Structured Query Language (SQL) is essential for querying and manipulating data, and data engineers use it to create business logic models and execute complex queries.

3. PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is a popular open-source relational database that is known for its flexibility and capability to work with large datasets.

4. MongoDB

MongoDB is a popular NoSQL database that is highly flexible and can handle both structured and unstructured data at a high scale.

5. Apache Spark

Apache Spark is an open-source analytics engine that supports large-scale data processing and stream processing capabilities.

6. Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka is an open-source event streaming platform that is widely used for data synchronization, messaging, and real-time data streaming.

7. Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift is a fully-managed cloud-based data warehouse designed for large-scale data storage and analysis.

8. Snowflake

Snowflake is a popular cloud-based data warehousing platform that streamlines data engineering activities by easily ingesting, transforming, and delivering data for deeper insights.

9. Amazon Athena

Amazon Athena is an interactive query tool that helps analyze unstructured, semi-structured, and structured data stored in Amazon S3 using standard SQL.

10. Apache Airflow

Apache Airflow is a favorite tool for data engineers for orchestrating and scheduling data pipelines.

While these tools help data engineers build an efficient data infrastructure, it is important to consider their pros and cons and find the best data tools for their companies. Ultimately, the goal is to build a robust stack that systematically handles data with minimal tweaking.

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This blog was originally published on The New Stack.


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