The Semantic Layer’s Critical Role in Modern Data Architectures
Webinar Speaker: Philip Russom, Independent Industry Analyst
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. PT, 12:00 p.m. ET
Many of the most exciting innovations and advancements in data management today are occurring within the semantic layer of data architectures. For example, we’re witnessing new or improved approaches to semantic modeling, data cataloging, data lineage, and more. Even older forms of semantics—such as metadata and virtualization—are being infused with new techniques for augmentation and automation, including intelligent tool algorithms driven by machine learning and the use of graph analytics to generate data maps and automatically document data elements found via graph.
This webinar will place the innovations of the semantic layer in the context of large-scale data and analytics architectures. For example, the new definition of data fabric is not possible without a modernized semantic layer, and the semantic layer can be a backbone for unifying new data and analytics architectures on the cloud.
Furthermore, a well-designed semantic layer allows analytics teams to define business metrics, hierarchies, and dimensions on top of big data, while providing a means to centrally govern data access and deliver high-performance interactive queries.
In this webinar, we will discuss what data and analytics leaders need to know to stay up-to-date with modern semantic layer platforms and practices.
Philip Russom has twenty-five years of experience as an IT industry analyst researching user best practices, vendor products, and market trends in data management and analytics. This includes data warehousing, data lakes, data integration, data quality, hybrid data architectures, cloud data management, data governance, analytics, and data platforms.
He has worked at most of the world's leading IT analyst firms, namely: Gartner Inc., Forrester Research, Giga Information Group, TDWI, and Hurwitz Group. In those positions and others, he produced over 650 research reports, magazine articles, speeches, webinars, and more. Before becoming an industry analyst, he worked for database software vendors as a product manager, product marketer, and documentation writer.
Philip Russom, Ph.D.