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MDS Newsletter #5

MDS Newsletter #5

Hey All!

Happy Halloween πŸŽƒ from the MDS team. We thank you for being so supportive.

This is the 5th edition of our weekly MDS newsletter. We will be taking you all through some good tools, resources, funding news, and more.

"Build your Data Mesh to clear the mess" - Featured Category

If you are going to list the hottest, trendiest & most discussed areas of the modern data world, "Data Mesh" is probably going to be among the top names in that list. Data Mesh is all about making data management within an organization more decentralized and better democratized. Β 

Today, Data Mesh is one of the hottest trends in the data world.

Coined by Zhamak Dehghani from ThoughtWorks data mesh is an exciting new approach to designing and developing decentralized data architectures.

Here is an awesome article by Jess Iandiorio: Chief Marketing Officer at Starburst

Here are this week's featured companies from the Modern Data Stack.

Airbyte is an open-source data integration engine that helps you consolidate your data in your warehouses. It is an ETL tool that syncs data from applications, APIs & databases to data warehouses, lakes, and other destinations.

Segment is a customer data platform (CDP) that helps companies harness first-party customer data. Segment's CDP platform democratizes access to reliable data for all teams and offers a complete toolkit to standardize data collection, unify user records, and route customer data into any system where it’s needed.

Good reads and videos

Keep pace with the latest developments in the modern data stack. Always be learning!

Benn Stancil: In this detailed article Benn discussed the future aspects of Operational Analytics within organizations. Here is the full article - The future of operational analytics.

Kevin Hu: The four pillars of "Data Observability" - Metrics, Metadata, Lineage, & Logs. In his article, Kevin talks about what is necessary and important to understand the state of data within an organization. Here is the full article - The Four Pillars of Data Observability.

Nathan Mannheimer: In this episode of "The Banana Data Podcast", Nathan talks in detail about data visualization. Nathan is Director, Data Science and ML Products at Tableau. Here is the podcast episode - Data Visualization w/ Nathan Mannheimer.

TDS Editors: Data Science is continuously expanding into new industries every year and one of them is the sports industry - a very profitable one. In this article the writer is exploring the areas within sports that are the most receptive to data science solutions. Here is the full article - October Edition: Data Science Meets Sports.

Bryan Offutt: A lot has improved in the data world in recent years, still the core problems remain a pain point for organizations. And the solution to these problems lies in the way organizations handle their data. The next big challenge for data is an organizational one i.e, how scaled companies organize their data teams. Here is the full article - The Next Big Challenge for Data is Organizational.

Latest funding news

The latest happenings in the VC world for data stack companies.

y42 raised a $31M Series-A round!

This round of funding was led by @insightpartners and @atomico along with participation from @lafamigliaVC and Data Community Fund. With this round of funding, the total funding of @y42dotcom reached $34M!

Hung Dang- CEO & Founder said, This funding round will help them in accelerating product growth, grow the customer base, and scale the team even further. Here's the full article.

Piiano: Coming out of stealth mode, Piiano announced their $9M funding round!

This round of funding was led by YL Ventures together with a group of angel investors that include Snyk founder Danny Grander, Armis co-founder Nadir Izrael, Papaya Global co-founder, and CEO Eynat Guez, Wiz co-founder Yinon Costica, as well as well-known angel investor Ariel Maislos. Β 

Here's the full article.

Upcoming data stack events & webinars

Upcoming conferences, summits, and webinars for you. Start networking!

Monte Carlo is organizing an awesome data event Impact 2021, the world's first-ever "Data Observability" summit. A half-day event featuring data leaders pioneering the technologies, processes, and culture shaping data engineering and analytics.

Get all the details of the summit here.

Altinity is presenting OSACON – The Open Source Analytics Conference. OSA Con 2021 is a free, single day online conference. This single day conference will focus on "The Power Of Open Source And Analytics".

Get all the details of the conference here.

What's trending on Twitter in the Data Stack world!

Just for fun

If you've made it this far, you deserve a memeπŸ˜„

Halloween Special πŸŽƒ - Monte Carlo Data got a bit spooky this year

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