Data Management and Analytics Changes and Travelling from My Chair

My presenting schedule hasn’t slowed down with COVID. It has increased, in fact. This year, I’ve presented in California, Italy, Boston, Chicago, Serbia, Dublin, all over the place, and it’s only July. Main difference is I’ve been doing all that travelling without leaving my office chair. If I had the frequent flyer miles, I could go anywhere now for free, in first class.

I’ve also been blogging more over on Medium, so follow me over there if you want to see the posts hot off the electronic press. Just did a new one on the Evolution of the Modern Data Warehouse. It puts a lot of what I’ve been thinking about lately in one post, at least as far as how data warehouse databases have changed in the last ten years or so.

On the plus side, staying home has really been good for my garden.

Check out my goofy post on the joys of public speaking from home over on Medium if you need a chuckle. And who doesn’t right now.

Main thing I’ve been talking about at all the virtual conferences is the way data architectures overall have changed, are changing, and are likely to change more in the coming years. Check out my recorded presentation from the Big Data Virtual Masterclass here if you get a chance:
Unifying Analytics – YouTube It’s a pretty condensed version of the talk I’ve been doing elsewhere, but it captures the essence, and uses several examples of current production data analytics architectures to make the points. It’s very high level, but beware. It’s definitely a data engineering architecture geekfest. If you’re not into data engineering, … oh, right, if you weren’t into data engineering, you probably wouldn’t read my blog. 😉

Speaking of geeks, I’ve got an interview coming up with the DataGeeks soon, the folks who do Data Day Texas when things are normal. Follow the Texas Data Show on Twitter for that.

So, that’s pretty much what I’ve been up to. COVID has caught up with a few friends, but they’ve recovered. I haven’t lost anyone personally, so far, thank goodness. Keep seeing more and more relatives of friends and friends of friends who have lost their lives to it. Everyone stay safe, and wear a mask, and let’s get this crap under control. That way, I can go back to spending too much time in airplanes, and get to eat some actual fish and chips next time I do a speech in London.

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