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Principles of Data Fabric

By : Sonia Mezzetta
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Principles of Data Fabric

By: Sonia Mezzetta

Overview of this book

Data can be found everywhere, from cloud environments and relational and non-relational databases to data lakes, data warehouses, and data lakehouses. Data management practices can be standardized across the cloud, on-premises, and edge devices with Data Fabric, a powerful architecture that creates a unified view of data. This book will enable you to design a Data Fabric solution by addressing all the key aspects that need to be considered. The book begins by introducing you to Data Fabric architecture, why you need them, and how they relate to other strategic data management frameworks. You’ll then quickly progress to grasping the principles of DataOps, an operational model for Data Fabric architecture. The next set of chapters will show you how to combine Data Fabric with DataOps and Data Mesh and how they work together by making the most out of it. After that, you’ll discover how to design Data Integration, Data Governance, and Self-Service analytics architecture. The book ends with technical architecture to implement distributed data management and regulatory compliance, followed by industry best practices and principles. By the end of this data book, you will have a clear understanding of what Data Fabric is and what the architecture looks like, along with the level of effort that goes into designing a Data Fabric solution.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1: The Building Blocks
Part 2: Complementary Data Management Approaches and Strategies
Part 3: Designing and Realizing Data Fabric Architecture

Data strategy best practices

Here are key best practices to create and execute a value-driven data strategy. Let’s review each one.

Best practice 1

Create a clear and comprehensive data strategy.

A data strategy must align with the business goals and overall framework of how data will be used and managed within an organization. It needs to include standards for how data will be discovered, integrated, accessed, shared, and protected. It needs to address how data will meet regulatory compliance policies, Master Data Management, and data democratization. There needs to be an assurance that both data and metadata have a quality control framework in place to achieve data trust. A data strategy needs to have a clear path on how an organization will accomplish data monetization.

A data strategy is a living document that needs to be continuously updated to align with business goals. It should have a clear maintenance process with frequent reviews and identification of authors...