Agile Data Governance

How an Enterprise Data Catalog Fast Tracks Domain-Driven Data Governance

In my last post, I wrote about the benefits of a domain-driven approach to data governance… and I reminisced about the glory days of the early ‘00s. Putting low-rise jeans and boy bands aside for just a minute, this follow-up post focuses on how adopting an enterprise...

How to Scale Your Data Culture with Data Mesh

Two decades into the twenty-first century, the majority of enterprise organizations continue to struggle to derive true value from their ever-growing stores of data. Bottlenecks created by centralized data teams, monolithic architectures, and restrictive governance...

Why It’s Time to Invest in a Data Catalog

It’s 2022, and data is the lifeblood of business. Gone are the days when executives made decisions based on “business savvy” or “gut instinct.” The most successful modern enterprise businesses — including Netflix, Amazon, Spotify, and Uber — have created highly...

5 Questions with Jans Aasman

We all strive to be data-driven. And yet we all instinctively know that we’re not very good at it. In fact, if you believe any number of recent surveys, it seems we may actually be getting worse at data. One reason for this is a misalignment on what success looks like. How do you define and measure it? What is the actual value of your data?

Last-Mile Governance is More than a Query Workbench

Enterprises adopt data catalogs for a variety of purposes. One of the most popular is data discovery. But in today’s governance-focused world, connecting data consumers with the assets and analysis needed to make informed business decisions requires more than a simple...

3 Ways To Prevent Data Engineer Burnout

Data engineers — The reluctant heroes of your data team Does Superman ever feel burned out? Does he feel he has to constantly meet unrealistic expectations? Does he resent the lack of work-life balance that comes with the title “hero”?  And if so, is he likely to hang...

Top 5 Trends for Data Management in 2022

2022 is here! If the last two years are any indicator, maybe we’ll end up calling this the “decade of data,” with next gen data observability, data catalog, data integration platforms, cloud data warehouses, and more making big news and bringing in big funds. We’ve...

Anatomy of an Agile Data Governance Sprint

So you’ve persuaded your data leaders and key stakeholders that the only way to achieve a data-driven culture is by adopting an Agile Data Governance methodology. Great! You’re on your way to becoming an organization where data producers and data consumers work...

5 Questions with Kirk Borne

We all want to get more value from our data, right? So should we wrangle it, prep it, classify it, mine it, or model it? Then once we’ve got our data squared away, should we do prescriptive or predictive analytics? And does that require real-time or just-in-time data? If we had a nickel for every buzzword we hear, we could afford far better podcasting equipment.

5 Questions with Denise Gosnell

This week, Juan and Tim are joined by Denise Gosnell, CDO of Datastax, to talk about the business of open source and how community-centric data applications are reshaping the enterprise.

Do you know where your sensitive data lives?

According to the World Economic Forum, the amount of data generated each day is expected to reach 463 exabytes globally by 2025. As the quantity and complexity of data increases exponentially, enterprises who collect it have a...

5 Questions with Emil Eifrem

Catalog and Cocktails hosts, Juan Sequeda and Tim Gasper sat down with CEO of Neo4j, Emil Eifrem, to cover the evolution of the data landscape so far, and to speculate where it’s heading.

Does your team get value from data?

Across industries, verticals, disciplines, and geographies, there is a burning desire to be data-driven. Easier said than done though. In the most recent NewVantage Partners Big Data & AI Executive Survey (2021), only 24% of companies consider themselves...

What is DataOps?

Imagine this: it’s time for your family’s weekend getaway after a tough week at work and school. In the midst of the fun, you get a text that a critical data pipeline broke at work, and you need to fix it immediately. Now your weekend plans are on hold as you head...