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dbt Labs Announces Official Launch of Technology Partner Program

Philadelphia, August 2, 2022 — dbt Labs today announced the official launch of the dbt Labs Technology Partner Program. This enables data practitioners to extend the capabilities of dbt with seamless integration, and provides partners with greater connectivity and guidance to the dbt user base. About the integration with dbt Cloud that meets your needs.

dbt has emerged as an industry standard for data transformation, largely driven by the industry-wide shift to cloud-based data platforms. It enables data teams to transform data and deploy analytics code according to software engineering best practices within a cloud data platform. Known as analytical engineering, this new way of working is being embraced by the global dbt community of over 30,000 data professionals.

Nikhil Kothari, Head of Technology Partnerships at dbt Labs, said: “Building on a foundation of strong partnerships and looking to the future, formalizing this program was a logical next step. We look forward to working together.”

With over 50 partners currently involved, the dbt Labs Technology Partner Program significantly increases the number of integrations available to dbt Cloud customers. Partners involved span categories from data quality to business intelligence and include organizations such as Airbyte, Monte Carlo and ThoughtSpot.

As part of the new program, partners with products that support processing SQL queries also have access to the newly introduced Adapter Validation Program. This includes a set of technical guides combined with an engagement model that ensures user trust. Anyone who has invested in building and maintaining a dbt adapter should Verified A designation that ensures best practices, compatibility, and the best user experience.

The official program launch is the latest milestone in an important year for the entire dbt ecosystem. Other recent highlights include:

  • dbt Labs’ Series D funding round in February 2022 brought leaders in moving to the cloud (Databricks, GV, Salesforce Ventures, Snowflake) to continue building the next layer of the modern data stack.
  • dbt Cloud is available on Databricks Partner Connect, Snowflake Partner Connect, and AWS Marketplace, making it easier than ever for your team to get started with dbt Cloud on their data platform of choice.
  • The dbt community continues to thrive, with over 30,000 data professionals now participating in the dbt Community Slack, 6,500 members participating in the dbt Community Meetup network, and 7,000 attending the annual analysis hosted by dbt Labs. We are attending Coalesce 2021, an engineering conference.
  • Over the past year, the tech partner ecosystem around dbt has grown rapidly with the introduction of the dbt cloud metadata API, and is expected to continue for the upcoming dbt semantic layer.

Airbyte co-founder and CEO Michel Tricot said: “We are excited to work together to create amazing experiences for our growing mutual user base.”

“Monte Carlo works with dbt to improve data reliability for our joint users and solves a key pain point: data downtime. Combining two-end data observability with robust testing will help us deliver a more reliable data product.”

“Our partnership with dbt Labs unlocks the true potential of the modern data stack by putting secure, reliable, self-service analytics in the hands of every employee,” said co-founder of ThoughtSpot. Amit Prakash, Chief Technology Officer and CTO, said. “This integration will enable data teams to harness the flexibility and power of dbt models and metadata through ThoughtSpot’s self-service analytics for anyone in their organization. We will be able to expand our impact on the world like never before.”

For more information on the official announcement, see today’s blog post here.

For more information on current partners and dbt Cloud integrations, please visit dbt Labs’ Partner Integrations page here.

About dbt Lab

Since 2016, dbt Labs has been on a mission to help analysts create and disseminate organizational knowledge. dbt Labs pioneered the practice of analytics engineering and built key tools in the analytics engineering toolbox. We are fortunate to have an amazing community banding together to push the boundaries of analytics engineering workflows. There are now 12,000 businesses using dbt every week, 30,000 practitioners on the dbt Community Slack, and over 2,000 dbt Cloud customers.


Source: dbt Labs

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