data value

What is a Data Mesh?

A data mesh is an organizational framework for collecting, managing, and sharing data across the enterprise. It is a method of data management that empowers domain experts to own the data they create and make it available to consumers across business lines. Put more...

Why You Need a Data Catalog for DataOps, According to Forrester Research

Big data has revolutionized the business world. Since the phrase “big data” first rose to prominence in the early ‘00s, numerous studies have shown that businesses focused on using data and business analytics to inform their decisions are significantly more productive...

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...

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?

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...

Web3 – but Who’s Counting?

In any long-term technology trend, there comes a point, or points, if the trend goes on long enough, where there seems to be a sort of ‘sea change’ in how the world views the technology; a change in expectations in the general population. Sometimes we even give those...

5 Questions with Lars Albertsson

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?

5 Questions with Cindi Howson

Self-service is great for listening to music, pumping gas, and figuring out what to binge watch on TV. But is self-service really what we want from our analytics? What happens to the business world when everyone is a data analyst?