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About dbt setup

dbt compiles and runs your analytics code against your data platform, enabling you and your team to collaborate on a single source of truth for metrics, insights, and business definitions. There are two options for deploying dbt:

dbt Cloud runs dbt Core in a hosted (single or multi-tenant) environment with a browser-based interface. The intuitive user interface aids you in setting up the various components. dbt Cloud comes equipped with turnkey support for scheduling jobs, CI/CD, hosting documentation, monitoring, and alerting. It also offers an integrated development environment (IDE) and allows you to develop and run dbt commands from your local command line (CLI) or code editor.

dbt Core is an open-source command line tool that can be installed locally in your environment, and communication with databases is facilitated through adapters.

If you're not sure which is the right solution for you, read our What is dbt? and our dbt Cloud features articles to help you decide. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

To begin configuring dbt now, select the option that is right for you.