Snowflake is now available on Segment

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Most companies struggle to build a single source of truth for every interaction with their customers because they have data siloed in scores of different tools. Often, they don’t realize the full extent of an engineering investment to bring all of their data together until they embark on an infamous “data lake” project. Not anymore.

Secure Access to 100 AWS Accounts

Segment receives billions of events from our customers daily and has grown in to dozens of AWS accounts. Expanding in to many more accounts was necessary in order to best align with our GDPR and security initiatives, but it comes at a large complexity cost. In order to continue scaling gracefully we are investing in building tooling for employees to use with many accounts, and…

Building Predictive Marketing Campaigns with Segment

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This post is a guest submission by one of our customers and friends at InVision. The InVision team’s clever use of Segment, combined with our partners ClearBrain and Clearbit, has led to some pretty advanced programmatic predictive models. We’re grateful they took the time to share how they did it in this writeup.

5 Advanced Testing Techniques in Go

Go has a robust built-in testing library. If you write Go, you already know this. In this post we will discuss a handful of strategies to level up your Go testing. We have learned from experience on our large Go codebase that these strategies work to save time and effort maintaining the code.

Reducing Indoor Carbon Dioxide

Elevated carbon dioxide impairs decision making. And it doesn’t take a lot of carbon dioxide either! Normal atmospheric carbon dioxide has risen from 280 ppm to 415 ppm in the past century, but in poorly ventilated buildings and stuffy meeting rooms, concentrations can easily get into the thousands of ppm. Unfortunately, above 1000 ppm there’s a substantial and measurable…

Segment and the GDPR

In less than six months, your business will face the greatest regulatory change in data privacy policy in the last 20 years: the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The European Union will begin enforcing the GDPR starting on May 25, 2018 in an effort to strengthen the security and protection of the personal data of EU residents.

Meet Personas, the Next Generation of the Segment Platform

Your customers expect you to remember who they are, no matter where they interact with your company — whether through your mobile app, website, emails, ads, push notifications, live chats, in-store, or the support and sales team. To them, you are one brand, one company, and they are one person. They should be treated like one, and each conversation you have with them, no…

The 2017 Segment Open Fellows

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It’s not hyperbole to say that Segment would not exist, if not for open source. We’re heavy users of Kafka, Redis, Terraform, Docker, Golang, and Node.js, just to name a few of the tools we use. And we literally got our start as an open source library launched on Hacker News.

Bob Loblaw’s Log Blog

Today we’re excited to open source the various pieces of our logging pipeline. We’ve released a rate-limiting-syslog proxy, a journald fanout service, and a cloudwatch logs CLI. To understand how they work in concert, read on.

Segment Raises $64m

We’re excited to share that Segment has raised $64 million in Series C funding, led by Y Combinator Continuity and joined by GV. Our existing investors at Accel, Thrive, NEA, and Ron Conway’s SV Angel also participated.

A Brief History of the UUID

Today we’re releasing ksuid, a Golang library for unique ID generation. It borrows core ideas from the ubiquitous UUID standard, adding time-based ordering and more friendly representation formats. In doing the research that went into this library, we uncovered a compelling story that we wanted to share with a larger audience.

Introducing Cross-Domain Analytics: Unify Customer Profiles Across Your Brands

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Today we’re launching Cross-Domain Analytics to help you understand how users browse across all your domains. We built Cross-Domain Analytics as an alternative to existing systems like Liveramp and BlueKai which use third-party cookies to tie users across domains. These are not only lossy by nature, but fundamentally violate users’ privacy by following them as they browse the…

Spotting a Million Dollars in Your AWS Account

Recently we shared the techniques we used to save more than a million dollars annually on our AWS bill. While we went into detail about the various problems and solutions, the most common question we heard was: "I know I’m spending a ton on AWS, but how do I actually break that into understandable pieces?"

Segment Open Fellowship 2017

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Today we’re proud to announce the Segment Open Fellowship. The Fellowship is a three month long program supporting three to five open-source developers with $8k per month to focus full-time on their project, no other strings attached.