Dremio - Escaping the Data Copy Pyramid of Doom
Common Sense Virtual Roundtable:

Escaping the Data Copy Pyramid of Doom

March 10th, 2022, 10 AM – 11 AM CT, Successfully held

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Here’s what we discussed:

How can organizations store and access petabytes of data in their data lakes without making multiple copies of that data? What is the true price of all those copies?

Most organizations rely on complex and brittle ETL data pipelines that copy data from data lake storage to data warehouses. Searching for more data and faster performance, BI analysts make local copies of data for their own needs. All those copies pose challenges:

  • Slower time to insight
  • Security and compliance risks
  • Management overhead

The result is a data architecture “Pyramid of Doom,” where each layer of the data stack creates more complexity, backlog, and expense. It doesn’t have to be that way. A modern data lakehouse uses a no-copy data architecture, delivering faster performance at lower cost. Join us for a 60-minute, expert-led discussion and learn how to escape the Data Copy Pyramid of Doom!

Solution Expert

Brock Griffey
Senior Solutions Architect at Dremio

Here is what we learned:

Pratiksha Nirmale, Manager, Business Intelligence & Data Engineering, Voyager

• Voyager is working on a vision plan to integrate all its data into a lake. Presently they are multi-cloud with data in several locations. They also employ AWS, Big Query, Snowflake and Five Grand.
• The hope is to create a central point for customers and business users can have a consistent end-to-end look at the data picture. She hopes this consolidation will relieve pressure on the silos and deliver a better data picture.

Jonathan Andrews, Senior Director, IT Information Governance, Charter Communications.

• The company’s modus operandi had been to grant data access by duplication, but over the last three years, Charter has initiated a data governance program to consolidate and eliminate as much redundancy as possible. The goal is not to provide tailor-driven answers to queries.
• Depending on the questions being asked, they are working to provide it in ways that best serve the end-user, whether it’s relational databases or graphs.

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About Dremio:

Dremio is a high-performance SQL (data) lakehouse platform built on an open data architecture that helps to accelerate BI and Analytics directly on cloud data lake storage. Created by veterans of open source and big data technologies, and the creators of Apache Arrow, Dremio is a fundamentally new approach to data analytics that helps companies get more value from their data, faster. Dremio makes data engineering teams more productive, and data consumers more self-sufficient.

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