Building Applications With Data As Code On The DataOS
January 15th, 2023
48 mins 36 secs
About this Episode
The modern data stack has made it more economical to use enterprise grade technologies to power analytics at organizations of every scale. Unfortunately it has also introduced new overhead to manage the full experience as a single workflow. At the Modern Data Company they created the DataOS platform as a means of driving your full analytics lifecycle through code, while providing automatic knowledge graphs and data discovery. In this episode Srujan Akula explains how the system is implemented and how you can start using it today with your existing data systems.
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- Your host is Tobias Macey and today I'm interviewing Srujan Akula about DataOS, a pre-integrated and managed data platform built by The Modern Data Company
- How did you get involved in the area of data management?
- Can you describe what your mission at The Modern Data Company is and the story behind it?
- Your flagship (only?) product is a platform that you're calling DataOS. What is the scope and goal of that platform?
- Who is the target audience?
- On your site you refer to the idea of "data as software". What are the principles and ways of thinking that are encompassed by that concept?
- What are the platform capabilities that are required to make it possible?
- There are 11 "Key Features" listed on your site for the DataOS. What was your process for identifying the "must have" vs "nice to have" features for launching the platform?
- Can you describe the technical architecture that powers your DataOS product?
- What are the core principles that you are optimizing for in the design of your platform?
- How have the design and goals of the system changed or evolved since you started working on DataOS?
- Can you describe the workflow for the different practitioners and stakeholders working on an installation of DataOS?
- What are the interfaces and escape hatches that are available for integrating with and extending the operation of the DataOS?
- What are the features or capabilities that you are expressly choosing not to implement? (e.g. ML pipelines, data sharing, etc.)
- What are the design elements that you are focused on to make DataOS approachable and understandable by different members of an organization?
- What are the most interesting, innovative, or unexpected ways that you have seen DataOS used?
- What are the most interesting, unexpected, or challenging lessons that you have learned while working on DataOS?
- When is DataOS the wrong choice?
- What do you have planned for the future of DataOS?
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- From your perspective, what is the biggest gap in the tooling or technology for data management today?
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