Past Events
Shop Talk Series

Shop Talk: Is the Data Fabric Reality, Hope or Hype?

June 12, 2020

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Every month, Eckerson Group researchers and consultants meet virtually to try out new ideas and receive candid feedback from colleagues. Now, we invite you to participate! The data fabric aims to unify thorny tasks like data integration, preparation, quality, cataloging and delivery across multiple platforms. Data fabric solutions promise to ease the pain and complexity of today’s heterogeneous and sprawling environments. Data teams should use it like glue to enable more efficient analytics.

Shop Talk Series

Is the Cloud Data Fabric Reality, Hope or Hype?

June 12, 2020

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The data fabric aims to unify thorny tasks like data integration, preparation, quality, cataloging and delivery across multiple platforms. Data fabric solutions promise to ease the pain and complexity of today’s heterogeneous and sprawling environments, especially as they gravitate to the cloud. Data teams should use it like glue to enable more efficient analytics across hybrid, cloud and multi-cloud environments.

Hmm. Is that reality, hope or hype?

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Shop Talk Series

Data Analyst Workbench: Making Self-Service Work

May 22, 2020

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Wayne Eckerson thinks that all self-service tools available to data analysts will converge into a single workbench: data catalogs, data preparation, data visualization, and autoML tools. And these integrated toolsets will appear as stand-alone products as well as baked into data platforms, BI tools, and ETL tools. Is the Data Analyst Workbench hype or reality? 

  • Speaker: Wayne Eckerson
  • Panelists: Eckerson Group Researchers and Consultants
  • Special Guests: Dragos Georgescu, CTO, DataClarity and Kaycee Lai, CEO, Prometheum

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Shop Talk Series

Shop Talk: DataOps

May 08, 2020

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DataOps is a combination of tools and processes to improve the throughput and quality of what data teams produce, turning data development from an artisanal craft to a scalable, industrial process. But how does a data team get started?

  • Speakers: Wayne Eckerson
  • Panelists: Eckerson Group Researchers and Consultants
  • Special Guests: Guy Adams - Datalytyx
                                Chris Bergh - DataKitchen
Community Forum Webinars

The Why and How of Streaming-First Data Architectures

April 22, 2020

We live in an event-driven world. Amazon one clicks, machinery gear turns, social media interactions, and myriad other digital events stream off all types of devices, creating business opportunities that demand fast attention.

Streaming-first data architectures enable organizations to capture short-lived business value from these events by processing and analyzing event data as it is created and before it is stored. Organizations build streaming-first architectures to enable real-time decision making, reduce cost, increase scale and accelerate applications. But challenges abound. Data teams must carefully scope their use cases, select the right technologies, and streamline processes while still integrating heterogeneous end points. 

Join this webinar to learn :  

- The benefits and challenges of a streaming-first architecture·  

- Key architectural components, and selection criteria for each·  

- How to operationalize your streaming-first architecture