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Coffee Talk: Modern Data Paradigms and Architectures

Webinar Speaker: Markum Reed, Research Director for Data Management, TDWI

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. PT, 12:00 p.m. ET

Join us live to receive a $5 Starbucks gift card!*

This Coffee Talk is part of the TDWI Modernization Series, which includes a corresponding playbook of the key takeaways to help you take action on the best practices shared. Sign up for the Coffee Talk and pre-save your analyst report – we will send it to you when published  in October!

The data mesh is a sociotechnical approach to building a decentralized data architecture by leveraging a domain-oriented, self-service design. With a data mesh, the responsibility for analytical data is shifted from the central data team to the domain teams, supported by a data platform team that provides a domain-agnostic data platform. One issue with the data mesh is that each domain platform is essentially a stack.

At TDWI, we hear organizations are concerned about each domain becoming its own silo. The semantic layer can be the glue that binds architectures and teams together. It can enable a data mesh by becoming the access layer connecting databases and BI tools. It allows users to browse the mesh of related data products. Users can traverse their semantic relationships to identify the desired data sources. The modern semantic layer can also be used to deliver data to BI platforms and results from machine learning models to BI. The key is expanding how a semantic layer fits into a modern data architecture by understanding its relationship to the data mesh.

In this talk, we aim to focus on:

  • The role of a data mesh in the modern cloud architecture
  • A semantic layer as a binding agent for a data mesh
  • Building modern cloud architecture following modern paradigms

Guest Speaker

Dave Mariani
CTO and Founder

Dave is the founder of AtScale and is the chief technology officer. Prior to AtScale, he was VP of engineering at Klout and at Yahoo! where he built the world’s largest multidimensional cube for BI on Hadoop. Mariani is a big data visionary and serial entrepreneur.

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