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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 Fabric for large, medium, and small enterprises

Large, medium, and small enterprises can derive value from Data Fabric architecture. It offers deep Data Governance that protects and secures data with high-quality, embedded automation, efficient Data Integration, and Self-Service. It is use case agnostic across a diverse set of industries. A Data Fabric solution offers a robust and scalable platform that can handle the evolving needs of businesses and manage data efficiently and effectively. A Data Fabric architecture-based solution is flexible and composable, which offers organizations the ability to start small or big depending on the business priorities of an organization. There can be different entry points for organizations of all sizes, which we’ll discuss in the following subsections.

Large enterprise organizations

Typically, large enterprises have complex architectures, commonly referred to as spaghetti architectures or big balls of mud. They are extremely...