The Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform

My Thoughts Following MSBuild 2022 The MSBuild conference was excellent. The effort Microsoft put into making the experience work across time zones, in different languages and hybrid (in person/online) so very evident. My hat off to the organisers! The Data Annoucements During the keynote at MSBuild we were introduced to the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform. … Continue reading The Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform

Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 9 – A Minimum Viable Mesh

Data Mesh Radio Interview Context Last month I joined Scott Hirleman (@DataProductScot) on the Data Mesh Radio Podcast. With no expectations we agreed on the below talking points and kicked off the recording. Scott is a great host and the conversation flowed very easily. My journey of learning about data mesh so far.Greenfield versus brownfield … Continue reading Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 9 – A Minimum Viable Mesh

Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 8 – What is a Data Product?

Defining a Data Product Use the tag Data Mesh vs Azure to follow this blog series. I was recently asked by Data Mesh Radio host Scott Hirleman and several of my customers to define a data product. After much thinking. Below is my current answer. In the context of an idealistic data mesh architecture, establishing … Continue reading Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 8 – What is a Data Product?

Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Dear David and Zhamak

DATA MESH VS AZURE –THEORY VS PRACTICE (What, Why, How) Hey friends a slightly different post today. A recent LinkedIn post and community talk on this topic has sparked a bit of social media attention that I'd like to get to the bottom of. To address things directly, as you know I like to do. … Continue reading Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Dear David and Zhamak

Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 7

Data Mesh vs Azure -Theory vs practice Use the tag Data Mesh vs Azure to follow this blog series. As a reminder, the four data mesh principals: domain-oriented decentralised data ownership and architecture.data as a product.self-serve data infrastructure as a platform.federated computational governance. Source reference: https://martinfowler.com/articles/data-mesh-principles.html A Quick Recap In Part 1, Part 2 and … Continue reading Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 7

Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 6

Data Mesh vs Azure -Theory vs practice Use the tag Data Mesh vs Azure to follow this blog series. As a reminder, the four data mesh principals: domain-oriented decentralised data ownership and architecture.data as a product.self-serve data infrastructure as a platform.federated computational governance. Source reference: https://martinfowler.com/articles/data-mesh-principles.html A Quick Recap In Part 1, Part 2 and … Continue reading Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 6

Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 5

Data Mesh vs Azure -Theory vs practice Use the tag Data Mesh vs Azure to follow this blog series. As a reminder, the four data mesh principals: domain-oriented decentralised data ownership and architecture.data as a product.self-serve data infrastructure as a platform.federated computational governance. Source reference: https://martinfowler.com/articles/data-mesh-principles.html A Quick Recap In Part 1, Part 2 and … Continue reading Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 5

What Makes A Good Backlog Story?

Requirements vs Design vs Delivery Another quick, softer skills blog post relating to the 'art' of writing good backlog stories. Background Building on the post I recently wrote about Defining Technical Debt, one of my customer delivery teams when on to ask about backlog hygiene as part of their agile working processes. Specifically, regarding the … Continue reading What Makes A Good Backlog Story?

Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 4

Data Mesh vs Azure -Theory vs practice Use the tag Data Mesh vs Azure to follow this blog series. As a reminder, the four data mesh principals: domain-oriented decentralised data ownership and architecture.data as a product.self-serve data infrastructure as a platform.federated computational governance. Source reference: https://martinfowler.com/articles/data-mesh-principles.html A Quick Recap In Part 1, Part 2 and … Continue reading Building a Data Mesh Architecture in Azure – Part 4