Data Lakes

Your data audit ends up here

Your data audit ends up here

“We’re going to do,” said the manager “an organisation-wide data audit.”

“If you like, yes,” said the Information Architect.

“Will that help?” asked the manager.

“No,” said the Information Architect, and gave him a friendly smile.”

― Martin Erasmuson, Information Architect (adapted from ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

A Merry Data Christmas

A Christmas Data Poem by Martin Erasmuson

Twas the night before Christmas, and through all the laughter
Things were a stirring, especially the data.

On spread sheets and web forms and RDBMS,
And the ones still on paper (still data no less).

And lakes filled with data of every description
And format with AI that sounds more like fiction.

IT Teams all nestled round beers and wines-red
While serverless-computing thoughts dance in their heads.

With backups all run on the servers with care
In the hope that DR isn’t needed this year.

Fingers-crossed for a digital transformation breakthrough
But where it is taking us, we don’t have a clue.

In this festive season I’m still sure of one thing,
Technology’s great; but data is king.