The Data Platform Puzzle

Editor’s Note: John, Gary, and Stephen will be at Strata CA later this month giving their Architecting a Data Platform tutorial. Building or rebuilding a data platform can be a daunting task, as most questions that need to be asked have open-ended answers. Different people may answer each question a different way, including the dreaded response of “well, it depends.” Truthfully, it does depend. But that doesn’t mean you have to guess and use your gut. At SVDS, we believe that you can safely navigate the waters of building a data platform by knowing beforehand what your priorities are, and what specific outcomes you desire. Examining Your Data You must understand your data before you can build anything, but many organizations underestimate the importance of this. Failing to understand your…


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