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Data Engineering with Alteryx

By : Paul Houghton
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Data Engineering with Alteryx

By: Paul Houghton

Overview of this book

Alteryx is a GUI-based development platform for data analytic applications. Data Engineering with Alteryx will help you leverage Alteryx’s code-free aspects which increase development speed while still enabling you to make the most of the code-based skills you have. This book will teach you the principles of DataOps and how they can be used with the Alteryx software stack. You’ll build data pipelines with Alteryx Designer and incorporate the error handling and data validation needed for reliable datasets. Next, you’ll take the data pipeline from raw data, transform it into a robust dataset, and publish it to Alteryx Server following a continuous integration process. By the end of this Alteryx book, you’ll be able to build systems for validating datasets, monitoring workflow performance, managing access, and promoting the use of your data sources.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Functional Steps in DataOps
Part 3: Governance of DataOps

Organizing content on Alteryx Server

With a centralized location for your Alteryx data pipelines, you need methods to manage your published content. Alteryx has built three ways of organizing the content you have published on your server; My Workspace, Districts, and Collections. Navigation links to My Workspace and District can be immediately seen in the left-hand navigation menu from the Server Gallery home page. The navigation link for Collections appears in the same navigation menu after you have authenticated to the server. These three features provide different capabilities for managing your data and allow varying access requirements.

The primary deciding factor is what security controls you apply when deciding on what organizational method you want to use. User access defines each organization's method and then provides different capabilities once that access is restricted. The high-level controls are as follows:

  • My Workspace: My Workspace is where you save your...