Meet Tiny bird, a new startup that helps developers scale data products without having to worry about infrastructure, query time, and all the risky issues that once you deal with huge data sets. The company invests the data on a scale, lets you convert it using SQL, and then exposes that data through API endpoints. Over the past few years, the way analytics and business intelligence products interact with our data has really changed. Now, many large companies store data in a data warehouse or data lake. They try to get insights from that data set.
And yet, data extraction and manipulation can be expensive and slow. This works great if you want to present PowerPoint for your quarterly results. However, it does not allow you to create modern web products and data products in general. “What we do at Tiny bird is we help developers create data products on any scale. Co-founder and CEO Jorge Gomez Sancha told me, and we really focused on the real-time side.
“What we do at Tiny bird is we help developers create data products on any scale. Co-founder and CEO Jorge Gomez Sancha told me, and we really focused on the real-time side. The team of co-founders originally met in Carto. They were already working on complex data issues. “Every year people would bring in more and more data orders,” said Gómez Sancha. That’s how they come up with the idea behind Tiny bird. The product can be divided into three parts. First, you associate your Tiny bird account with your data sources. The company will then seamlessly enter data from that data source.
Second, you can convert that data through SQL queries. In addition to the command-line interface, you can insert your SQL queries into a web interface, then split it into multiple steps and document everything. Every time you type a query, you can see your data filtered and sorted by your query. Third, you can create API endpoints based on this query. After that, it works like a standard JSN-based API. You can use it to bring data into your own application.