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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

Introduction to enterprise architecture

Let’s start by defining what enterprise architecture is. Enterprise architecture represents an architectural approach to how Information Technology (IT) supports an organization’s business strategy and capabilities. The objectives are to align an organization’s strategic business goals and drivers with a well-thought-out architecture that follows industry principles. The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) – – is a highly recognized and prestigious architecture methodology that provides an approach to creating enterprise architecture. It was established in 1995 and has been continuously updated to stay abreast with the latest industry trends, best practices, and principles. TOGAF defines enterprise architecture as follows:

…It can be used to denote both the architecture of an entire enterprise, encompassing all of its information systems, and the architecture of...