Data Trailblazers: 2022 Vision

Data Trailblazers: 2022 Vision

Martyn Richard Jones

2nd January 2022

Martyn Jones is Chief Scientist and Information Architect at Cambriano Energy, and is the author of Laughing @ Big Data he manages The Big Data Contrarian group on LinkedIn and blogs at goodstrat.com

To begin at the beginning

So, the Christmas season is almost upon us, and it’s time once again to publish my brand-spanking new top twelve data trend predictions for the new year, 2022.

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Tea with The Data Contrarian: Afilonius Rex

Martyn Jones

10th December 2021

Martyn Jones is Chief Scientist and Information Architect at Cambriano Energy. For better or worse, he is known as the Big Data Contrarian. He is the author of the widely acclaimed eBook Laughing @ Big Data, available at amazon.com.

Tea with The Data Contrarian is a series of interviews around data and analytics.

Today, Martyn talks with the great Afilonius Rex on contemporary trends, fads, and fancies in data, analytics and more.

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Reality Check: Data Mesh and Data Warehousing  

To begin at the beginning

A few days ago, I published a blog piece that contained the following paragraphs:

I am quite a fan of many aspects that sit under the Data Mesh umbrella. However, when it comes to a proper fact-based understanding and analysis of the history, place and architecture (business, data and technical) of Data Warehousing the leading exponents of data mesh have it woefully wrong.

Therefore, the purpose of this blog article is to set the record straight.

However, it seems to be that denial and specious arguments, are the preferred weapons of choice, over simply and honestly engaging in a professional discourse about these concerns.

Fast-forward to the future

Myth-busting: Data Mesh and Data Warehousing – Revisited

To begin at the beginning

I am quite a fan of many aspects that sit under the Data Mesh umbrella. However, when it comes to a proper fact-based understanding and analysis of the history, place and architecture (business, data and technical) of Data Warehousing, the leading exponents of data mesh have it woefully wrong.

Therefore, the purpose of this blog article is to set the record straight.

The data warehouse as a place to copy OLTP exhaust data to?

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Heaven help us! Have you seen the latest Virtual Data Warehouse bullshit?

Martyn Richard Jones

Bonn, Germany

27th June 2020

Heaven help us! Talk about taking a great idea and destroying its heart, spirit and soul.  

Again, and in data architecture and management terms, that’s what the virtual data warehouse blaggers are doing with data warehousing, one more time.  

These virtual data warehouse folk talk about it as if it were merely magic. No effort required.

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DATA! STRATEGY, INNOVATION AND VALUE BULLSHIT

Martyn Richard Jones

Oza dos Rios 9th June 2020

REMEMBER! BUY MY BOOK! LAUGHING@BIGDATA

The purpose of language is to communicate—usually the conveyance of meaning from one entity to another. The value of communication is based on the availability of timely, appropriate and adequate information. In this way, it is positive. But communication can also be used to manipulate, deceive and confuse.

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Big data’s unvirtuous circus and twelve v-words

Martyn Richard Jones

Bonn; Germany

LINK: Laugh at Big Data – download my ebook for free on 17th May.

Many people come up to me in the street and ask me what big-data is all about. It has happened to me so many times in the past that I am convinced that it might just happen to you as well. I know sort of thing, I read the big-data tea leaves. Nothing gets past me.

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Why I called bullshit on the data lakehouse nonsense

Why I called bullshit on the data lakehouse nonsense

I wrote an article that took to task purveyors of the data lakehouse nonsense. It got plenty of positive reactions and quite a few negative opinions. But what surprised me the most were the number of people who had already swallowed their pitch. Hook, line and sinker.

So why did I bother to express my opinions on the subject?

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