The goal in most organizations is to build multi-use data infrastructure that is not subject to past constraints, but the focus in our market has been on acquiring technology, ignoring the larger IT landscape within which this technology lives and the data architecture that lies at its core. If one expects longevity from a platform, the architecture should be designed rather than accidental.
Architecture is more than just software. It starts from use and includes the data, technology, methods of building and maintaining, and organization of people. But what are the design principles that lead to good design and a functional data architecture, and what are the assumptions that limit older approaches? How can one integrate with, migrate from, or modernize an existing data environment? How will this affect an organization’s data management practices?
Mark Madsen and Todd Walter explore design assumptions and principles to apply when building multi-use data infrastructure and walk you through a reference architecture to use as you work to unify your analytics infrastructure.
Mark Madsen is the global head of architecture at Think Big Analytics where he is responsible for understanding, forecasting, and defining the analytics landscape and architecture. Prior to this he was CEO of Third Nature, where he advised companies on data strategy and technology planning, and vendors on product management. Mark has designed analysis, data collection, and data management infrastructure for companies worldwide.
Clients look to Todd Walter for guidance on their analytic architectures. As a pragmatic visionary, he helps business leaders, analysts and technologists better understand all of the astonishing possibilities of big data and analytics in view of emerging and existing capabilities of information infrastructures. Walter is a sought-after speaker and educator on analytics strategy, big data architecture and exposing the virtually limitless business opportunities that can be realized by architecting with the most advanced analytic intelligence platforms and solutions. Walter has been with Teradata for more than 30 years, holds more than a dozen patents, is Chief Technologist and a Teradata Fellow.
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