Data Journey: The Missing Piece

May 31, 12 PM ET / 5 PM GMT

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We live in a complex, chaotic world as data professionals:
  • The Modern Data Stack is too complex.
  • New cloud data toolchains are fragmented.
  • Data architecture patterns are diverse and complicated.
  • Data itself, of course, is diverse, numerous, and forever changing.
  • And the step-by-step process of ingesting, storing, transforming, predicting, visualizing, and governing data is spread among various people in your organization.

Is there any question about why your day-to-day job is chaotic and stressful?  Or that you live in a state of hope and dread that, somewhere in the journey data takes from source to value, suddenly, everything will break, and you will be the last to notice?  

Something is missing from our data systems.  We cannot judge expectations vs. reality in our production data systems. What is the variance between what is happening now and what should be happening? Is it on time?  Late? Is it trustworthy? What's the production plan today? Will my customers find a problem?   

A ' Data Journey' is the missing piece that connects data system expectations and reality.’ It is the missing component of our data systems.  

Specifically, Chris covered the following:

  • What is a Data Journey?
  • The pain and problems caused by not having a Data Journey as an active part of production systems.
  • How a Data Journey provides a layer of run time expectations that ensure problems are caught before your customers find them.
  • How a Data Journey goes across all your tools and down into the technology stack to actively identify the problem source.
  • How DataOps Observability allows you to quickly create, monitor, and alert on all the myriad of Data Journies in your organization.

About the Speaker

Chris Bergh is the Co-Founder, CEO & Head Chef of DataKitchen, an independent DataOps Observability and Automation software company.  He has more than 30 years of research, software engineering, data analytics & executive management experience. At various points in his career, he has been a NASA Researcher, COO, CTO, VP & Director of Engineering. Chris is a recognized expert on DataOps. He is the co-author of The DataOps Cookbook & The DataOps Manifesto & a speaker on DataOps at many industry conferences. You can follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisBergh.