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104, 2022

Implementing Data Fabric, Mesh, or Lakehouse, May 2022

Online, 23-24 May 2022, 2 full days

In this two-day online seminar from Technology Transfer, Dr. Barry Devlin explains recently emerged architrectural patterns, data fabric and data mesh, as well as data lakehouse, and offers guidance on their usefulness and potential implementation.

Agenda and Booking at “Implementing Data Fabric, Mesh, or Lakehouse”

Is it time for something new? Two new frameworks have recently emerged: Data Fabric and Data Mesh. But what are they? Are they truly novel or simply marketing hype? Are they the same thing? How do they relate to the Data Warehouse, Lake, Hub, or even Lakehouse? What are their benefits and drawbacks? Should you be planning a Mesh or a Fabric? If so, where would you start?

All these new and old terms, with overlapping scopes and different promoters, are types of Digital Information Systems, designed to manage and deliver data/information to all digital business processes in today’s complex distributed and network-centric environments.

Dr. Barry Devlin explains and positions Data Fabric and Mesh, as well as other concepts, old and new, using as a foundation the Digital Information Systems Architecture (DISA) first defined in “Business Unintelligence”. Existing and emerging technologies for Data Storage, Preparation, and Virtualization; Data Catalogs; and other tools, both on-premises and Cloud, are described. Also explored are a variety of organisational issues, methodologies, and implementation approaches.

104, 2022

Untangling Data Mesh, Fabric, and Lakehouse, June 2022

Online, 8-10 June 2022, 3 half days

In this online seminar from Adept Events, Dr. Barry Devlin explains recently emerged architrectural patterns, data fabric and data mesh, as well as data lakehouse, and offers guidance on their usefulness and potential implementation.

Full Agenda and Booking at “Untangling Data Mesh, Fabric, and Lakehouse”

The data warehouse is now middle-aged. BI has turned twenty and the data lake ten. So, is it time for something new? Something better? In fact, three new frameworks have recently emerged: data fabric, data mesh, and data lakehouse.

But what are they? Are they truly novel or simply marketing hype? In essence, all three are competing technological responses to the growing needs of digital transformation. If you are facing the urgent challenges of delivering high-value, consistent, and near real-time information across Cloud and on-premises environments, understanding these approaches and their differences is critical. Learn if you should move beyond your existing data warehouse or lake and, if so, how.

In this course, Barry Devlin explains and positions data fabric, mesh, and lakehouse, as well as other concepts, old and new, using a logical digital information systems architecture framework. Exploring existing and emerging technologies as well as organisational issues, methodologies, and implementation approaches, Barry will help you decide if one of these new approaches is right for your business needs, existing technical environment, and current skills.

1710, 2021

When Good Data Goes Bad Keynote

Plenary Keynote, 17 November 2021, 9am GMT

Business Intelligence & Analytics Conference – a Virtual Conference, 15-17 November 2021

In the keynote, Dr, Barry Devlin will examples of how good data went bad, why it happened and what was the outcome, and how you can avoid similar rotten problems in your business.

Register at “Business Intelligence & Analytics Conference – a Virtual Conference”

Data doesn’t really “go” bad, of course. At least, not in the way that week-old milk in the fridge does. When you open that carton, you just know it’s bad. Bad data doesn’t stink like that. Or mostly not. But consuming it can be just as sickening.

Sometimes data just starts off bad and gets worse. Other times, it’s people or processes that do bad things to it almost as soon as it’s created or maybe even before it’s captured. Or maybe it’s what happens as it’s used as information or interpreted to gain insights. Worse still, nobody may notice how bad it is until government or regulatory inspectors arrive at the door. Worst of all, it may be like nuclear waste, dumped at night in a well, slowly and invisibly poisoning everybody who draws from it.

So much to go wrong! So much to lose. The sad truth is that—despite the incomparable weight placed upon it today—data can be and often is bad in so many ways. In this session, we’ll explore a few examples of how good data went bad, why it happened and what was the outcome, and how you can avoid similar rotten problems in your business.

Key take-aways:

  • Good data begins at home… with the best intentions;
  • If data are facts, what happens when facts are no longer factual;
  • If you don’t manage it (the data), you can’t measure it (your business);
  • Data used without knowledge is a recipe for disaster;
  • Ever more data isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
1610, 2021

Data Mesh, Data Fabric – Unravelling Digital Information Systems, Dec 2021

Online, 1-2 December 2021

In this two-day online seminar from Technology Transfer, Dr. Barry Devlin explains recently emerged architrectural patterns, data fabric and data mesh, as well as data lakehouse, and offers guidance on their usefulness and potential implementation.

Register at “Data Mesh, Data Fabric – Unravelling Digital Information Systems”, 1-2 Dec 2021

Is it time for something new? Two new frameworks have recently emerged: Data Fabric and Data Mesh. But what are they? Are they truly novel or simply marketing hype? Are they the same thing? How do they relate to the Data Warehouse, Lake, Hub, or even Lakehouse? What are their benefits and drawbacks? Should you be planning a Mesh or a Fabric? If so, where would you start?

All these new and old terms, with overlapping scopes and different promoters, are types of Digital Information Systems, designed to manage and deliver data/information to all digital business processes in today’s complex distributed and network-centric environments.

Dr. Barry Devlin explains and positions Data Fabric and Mesh, as well as other concepts, old and new, using as a foundation the Digital Information Systems Architecture (DISA) first defined in “Business Unintelligence”. Existing and emerging technologies for Data Storage, Preparation, and Virtualization; Data Catalogs; and other tools, both on-premises and Cloud, are described. Also explored are a variety of organisational issues, methodologies, and implementation approaches.

2014

Mammoth BI, Cape Town, Nov 2014

 

Recreating BI and DW: New Architecture and Advanced Technologies, Rome, November, 2014

  • A two-day seminar on the next wave of business intelligence, architecture and technology

 

Strata + Hadoop World, New York, October 2014

 

Teradata 2o14 Partners Conference, Nashville, October 2014

  • Presentation (with Tom Fastner, Ebay) : Machine-generated data – RDBMS, JSON… or both?

 

Cisco Data Virtualization Day, New York, October 2014

  • Expert and panelist

 

Gurus of BI, Oslo, June 2014

 

Data Governance Conference Europe, London, May 2014

 

BI Summit 2014, Johannesburg, March 2014

2013

Business unIntelligence: moving beyond BI, Analytics and Big Data

Copenhagen, 13 November, 2013

Barry gave a full 1-day seminar based on the book “Business unIntelligence”

 

DW 2013, Zurich (page in German)

Zurich, Switzerland, 11-12 November, 2013

Barry presented a track session, afternoon of 11 November:

and a dinner keynote, evening of 11 November:

 

Enterprise Data and BI Conference Europe 2013

London, UK, 4-6 November, 2013

Barry offered a half-day workshop,  4 November:

and a DW/BI track session, 6 November:

as well as a DW/BI track session, 6 November:

 

Recreating BI and DW: New architecture and advanced technologies

Rome, 30-31 October, 2013

A two-day seminar on the next wave of business intelligence, architecture and technology

 

SPARK! Los Angeles

Los Angeles, 15-16 October, 2013

Bary offered a Keynote:

  • The New Art and Practice of Business unIntelligence

 

Business Analytics Congress 2013

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 9 October, 2013

Barry’s Keynote was:

  • The New Art and Practice of Decision Making

 

Webinar: IRM UK – Beyond BI is… Business UnIntelligence

26 September, 2013, 13:00 BST

 

Webinar: BrightTALK – Business unIntelligence: Beyond Analytics and Big Data

11 September, 2013, 13:00 BST

 

Business Intelligence Summit 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa, 26-28 February, 2013

Barry keynoted on:

  • Five BI Innovations up for Adoption in 2013 – And what to do about them

And also presented a half-day workshop on:

  • SaaS and cloud BI – Understanding the challenges and unlocking the opportunities

2012

Big Data Europe, Frankfurt, November 20th, 2012

Barry keynoted on:

  • Big Data – Past, Present, Future

 

Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence Conference Europe 2012, 5-7 November 2012

Barry presented a half-day workshop on:

And also presented on:

 

12th European TDWI Conference, Munich, 18-20 June 2012

Barry keynoted on:

  • 2012 – Death of BI … Birth of Decisioning

And also presented a half-day class on:

  • Big Data, Small Data and All the Information Between

 

BI2 (Business Integrated Insight) From Business Intelligence to Enterprise IT Integration, Rome, 11-12 June, 2012

A two-day seminar on the next wave of business intelligence, which will finally reintegrate the full enterprise IT environment.

 

Business Intelligence Summit 2012, Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 February – 1 March, 2012

Barry keynoted on:

  • BI Business Value – the Quicker, the Better

And also presented a short workshop on:

  • Taking the Bored out of Boardroom BI

2011

Tech4Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 27-28 October, 2011

Barry discussed:

  • The New Information Age – Trends in Big Data, Modern Technology and Emerging Applications

 

Business Objects Arbeitkreis BOAK 2011, Zurich, Switzerland, 20 September, 2011

Barry keynoted with:

  • Beyond Business Intelligence

 

The Future of Business Intelligence, Brussels, Belgium, 15 June, 2011

Barry discussed:

  • Beyond Business Intelligence,or: Why We Need a New Approach… Now!
  • Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Spreadsheets

 

International Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Summit 2011, New and Emerging Technologies, Rome, Italy, June 22-24

Barry presented:

  • The Myth of the Unstructured Data Warehouse: Why Web 2.0 and 3.0 Demand a New Approach
  • The Adaptive Analytic Cycle: Getting Over IT’s Distrust of Spreadsheets

 

TDWI half-day seminar: Business Integrated Insight: From Business Intelligence to Fully Integrated Enterprise IT, SAS Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4 April, 2011

 

TDWI half-day seminar: Business Integrated Insight: From Business Intelligence to Fully Integrated Enterprise IT, Helsinki, Finland, 5 April, 2011

 

BI2 (Business Integrated Insight) From Business Intelligence to Enterprise IT Integration, Rome, 11-12 April, 2011

A two-day seminar on the next wave of business intelligence, which will finally reintegrate the full enterprise IT environment.

 

BI Summit 2011, Vodaworld, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 22-23 February 2011

Barry keynoted on 23 February with:

  • Big Data – Giant Precipice or Huge Wave?

 

Enterprise Architecture, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 9-10 March 2011

Barry keynoted the event and presented:

  • The future of Enterprise Architecture as operational, informational & collaborative computing converge
  • Business Integrated Insight: Re-architecting Business Intelligence for Right-Time Decision Making

 

Strata Conference, Santa Clara, California, February 1-3, 2011

Barry presented two sessions:

2010

TDWI Amsterdam Symposium, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 15-16 November 2010

Barry opened the event on November 15 with a keynote:

  • BI2 – Catching the Next Wave of Business Intelligence

 

DW2010 / EA2010, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 9-10 November 2010

Barry keynoted on November 9 with:

  • BI2 — The Next Decade of Business Intelligence

 

DW and BI, DM & IQ Conference Europe 2010, London, United Kingdom, November 3-5, 2010

Barry presented three sessions:

 

9th European TDWI Conference, Munich, 14-16 June 2010

Barry keynoted on June 16 with:

  • BI2 – Catching the Next Wave of Business Intelligence

and also presented a half-day seminar entitled:

  • From Business Intelligence to Fully Integrated Enterprise IT

 

BI2 (Business Integrated Insight) From Business Intelligence to Enterprise IT Integration, Rome, 15-16 April, 2010

A two-day seminar on the next wave of business intelligence, which will finally reintegrate the full enterprise IT environment.

2009

Data Warehouse 2009, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 9-10, 2009

In addition to keynoting the conference, Barry also ran a half-day post-conference workshop:

  • Is your Data Warehouse Ready to Support Operational Business Intelligence?

 

IDC Business Intelligence Roadshow 2009, Prague, Zagreb, Belgrade, Ljubljana, October-November, 2009

 

Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Conference Europe 2009, London, United Kingdom, November 2-4, 2009

Barry presented:

 

8th European TDWI Conference, Munich, 15-17 June 2009

Barry presented a half-day seminar:

  • Rejuvenating Strategic Business Intelligence

 

International Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Summit 2009, Rome, Italy, May 13-15

Barry discussed whether you still need a Data Warehouse and presented a readiness assessment for Operational BI.

 

TDWI World Conference Las Vegas, February 22-27, 2009

Barry presented a half-day seminar on February 25 entitled:

  • Rejuvenating Strategic Business Intelligence

and a half-day seminar as part of the Operational BI track on February 26 entitled:

  • Are You Ready for Operational BI? Performing a Health Checkup

2008

Data Management and Information Quality Conferences, November 3-6, 2008 – London, UK

Barry offered a half-day seminar on November 3:

and a conference session on November 4:

 

DW2008, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 27-28 October, 2008

 

Datawarehousing & Business Intelligence 2008, Leiden, Netherlands, October 1-3, 2008

Barry presented a full-day seminar on October 1 entitled:

  • What next for Business Intelligence: Integrating BI into the mainstream of business IT with SOA and Web 2.0

as well as a conference session on October 2:

  • Could BI stand for Business Insight?

 

7th European TDWI Conference, Munich, 2-4 June 2008

 

TDWI World Conference, Chicago, 11-16 May 2008

News

Barry is based in the Bristol area, UK since late 2018.