Unlocking the value of data mesh with Data Architecture as a Service

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Wayne Eckerson, President | Eckerson Group

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Data architecture-as-a-service or DAaaS is a new self-service paradigm that is ideal for data meshes. It empowers local data owners to create architecturally compliant data repositories, domains, and pipelines without IT assistance. It is the culmination of self-service, where business units liberate themselves almost entirely from enterprise IT. If done right, DaaS eliminates data silos, reduces data bottlenecks, eases the burden on enterprise data teams, and empowers local domains to service their own data needs. It’s also a key ingredient in the data mesh, an emerging distributed architecture for data ownership and management. Data architecture-as-a-service is a verbal twist on cloud processing environments, such as software-as-a-service or platform-as-a-service. This moniker conveys that it’s possible to abstract architecture and build it into easy-to-use, customer-facing tools. When we abstract data architecture, we solve the most enduring data pain point in the data world: the proliferation of data silos and pipelines that wreak havoc on data consistency and trustworthiness. You will learn: • What DAaaS is • Why DAaaS is critical for governed self-service • How DAaaS prevents data silos and empowers data domains About the speaker: Wayne Eckerson is an international thought leader in data and analytics who thinks critically, writes clearly, and presents persuasively about complex topics. He is a best-selling author, sought-after consultant, and noted speaker. Eckerson has advised a range of companies about how to implement data and analytics programs, architectures, and infrastructure, including Walmart, New Balance, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Eckerson is President of Eckerson Group, a consulting and research firm that helps organizations get more value from their data. He has degrees from Williams College and Wesleyan University.
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