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Defining an Analytics Engineer

Ust Oldfield defines a term:

Analytics Engineering, along with Data Engineering and Report Engineering, is a specialised subset of skills that would previously be the preserve of a Business Intelligence (BI) Developer. The BI Developer was once a generalist data developer, whose overall responsibilities have been split out and shared among specialist developers as the prevalence of data across organisation has increased and the tools and technologies used to ingest, transform, and serve data have become more specialised and loosely integrated.

In the same way that Data Engineering borrowed and took inspiration from Software Engineering for applying repeatable and scalable patterns and techniques to the pipelines that ingest and cleanse data, as well as the rigorous testing of those pipelines, Analytics Engineering has borrowed and taken inspiration from Software Engineering too.

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