After some 25 years of watching data trends evolve, especially as used in real-time applications across many industries and in many usage scenarios, it’s clear to us that one of the most significant data trends is “the cloud.”  What does that mean for enterprise data? What kind of data is moving to the cloud? Which data workloads? How do you move data to the cloud and,  from there, to other clouds? What does your data architecture look like? Will you have a cloud data warehouse? A data lake? A data lakehouse? Or just a collection of data sets that you access with a suite of tools and applications (lake camp cabins)? And then there is the matter of how you manage risk connected with your data once it is in the cloud.

Cloud Data Insights explores these questions and seeks to provide guidance around cloud migration, data integration, data infrastructure, data platforms and architecture, artificial intelligence and machine learning, governance and security. Our analysts and contributors monitor the market landscape of cloud data solutions, research the technology developing around cloud data, look at usage scenarios across industries and speak with practitioners to see how organizations master their cloud data footprint.

We have gathered information that answers questions that we have heard Chief Data Officers ask and guidance to architects who are evaluating the patterns and technology that best fit their organizations. Some of the articles will go into detail on topics that only data engineers can get passionate about like how do you actually work with Kafka streams and how you structure a migration pipeline from Hadoop to Parquet.

Our mission is to give you multiple perspectives on the challenges and opportunities that the cloud brings to your data ecosystem so that you can take away insights that inform you and shape your decisions about how to best steward your data.

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