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Driving Data Quality with Data Contracts

By : Andrew Jones
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Driving Data Quality with Data Contracts

By: Andrew Jones

Overview of this book

Despite the passage of time and the evolution of technology and architecture, the challenges we face in building data platforms persist. Our data often remains unreliable, lacks trust, and fails to deliver the promised value. With Driving Data Quality with Data Contracts, you’ll discover the potential of data contracts to transform how you build your data platforms, finally overcoming these enduring problems. You’ll learn how establishing contracts as the interface allows you to explicitly assign responsibility and accountability of the data to those who know it best—the data generators—and give them the autonomy to generate and manage data as required. The book will show you how data contracts ensure that consumers get quality data with clearly defined expectations, enabling them to build on that data with confidence to deliver valuable analytics, performant ML models, and trusted data-driven products. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained a comprehensive understanding of how data contracts can revolutionize your organization’s data culture and provide a competitive advantage by unlocking the real value within your data.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1: Why Data Contracts?
Part 2: Driving Data Culture Change with Data Contracts
Part 3: Designing and Implementing a Data Architecture Based on Data Contracts

Implementing Data Contracts in Your Organization

In this chapter, we’ll look at how to implement data contracts in your organization. We’ll discuss how to get started with your implementation by identifying a strong use case and using it to prove the concept. We’ll also look at the minimal data contract implementation you need to support that proof of concept.

Next, we’ll build on that and discuss how to migrate the rest of your datasets to data contracts and consider a couple of approaches to doing that. That will lead to more data contracts being created. And that, with the increased distribution of ownership, means we’ll need to provide some services to help with the discovery of data contracts, so we’ll look at what those services are and why they are needed. Finally, we’ll look at what is required to build a mature data contracts-backed data culture.

As with any introduction of a new approach and architecture to an organization...