Data-driven cultures

5 Takeaways from Snowflake Summit 2022

It was amazing to see the data world’s best and brightest come together again — in person and under the bright lights of Las Vegas — for Snowflake Summit 2022. From June 13-16, Snowflake’s largest-ever global user conference welcomed nearly 9,000 in-person and over...

The Most Important Skills for Data Engineers

They’re not what you might think... When Catalog and Cocktails hosts Tim Gasper and Juan Sequeda invited Ergest Xheblati, Lead Data Architect at EverQuote, to be their guest on the penultimate episode of the podcast’s third season, the conversation took an unexpected...

The Future of Data Catalogs, from Sanjeev Mohan

Sanjeev Mohan is the Principal of SanjMo. He spoke at the data.world summit in spring of 2022.   The promise of metadata is enormous, and the recent hyper-growth of data catalogs reflects that promise.  Data catalogs unify how our data is created, transformed,...

Why You Need to Data the Sh*t out of Your Business in a Downturn

In the now iconic line of the 2015 movie The Martian, marooned astronaut Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) gave us a new verb to sum up his only possible exit from his Red Planet dilemma: “I’m going to have to science the sh*t out of this.” For many businesses, our...

The Role of a Data Catalog in Data Mesh

In our previous posts in this series, we focused on the people, processes, and cultural aspects of data mesh. Before we dive into the technical stuff, we should be clear about one thing: if someone tries to sell you a "data mesh platform," run away as fast as...

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...

The Data Mesh Balancing Act: Centralized vs. Decentralized Governance

In the second post in our data mesh blog series, we introduced the Data Product ABCs framework.Here, we’ll explore how you find the perfect balance of centralized and decentralized federated data governance to cash in on the full value of your data mesh. Top-down...

Do You Know Your Data Product ABCs?

 In our last post, we addressed the market definition of data mesh.Now we’re sharing our point of view on how you should implement it. The most important aspects of data mesh First, as a socio-technical approach, we believe data mesh is as much about people and...

Data is from Mars. Data Science is from Venus.

Today’s explosion of data is unstructured, feral, even wild. It is heterogeneous, or simply diverse. Which contrasts with the way our technologies have long sought to organize data into usable form, by making it homogeneous – or uniform. Enter ‘data mesh’ a radical...

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...

3 Enterprise Data Management Trends CDOs Can’t Stop Talking About

When it comes to building a winning data culture, everyone’s looking for the new process, technology, or methodology that is going to help them turn the corner. Meeting with customers, prospects, and analysts, we hear about a lot of them, but there are three...

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...

Is Your Data Catalog Extensible?

Modern data catalogs must be able to scale up as demand for data and knowledge grows within the enterprise. But not every catalog has that capacity – many can only scale out to multiple instances.  Data and analytics ecosystems are evolving at an amazing pace. New...

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...