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- Your host is Tobias Macey and today I’m interviewing Mark Van de Wiel about Fivetran’s implementation of change data capture and the state of streaming data integration in the modern data stack
- How did you get involved in the area of data management?
- What are some of the notable changes/advancements at Fivetran in the last 3 years?
- How has the scale and scope of usage for real-time data changed in that time?
- What are some of the differences in usage for real-time CDC data vs. event streams that have been the driving force for a large amount of real-time data?
- What are some of the architectural shifts that are necessary in an organizations data platform to take advantage of CDC data streams?
- What are some of the shifts in e.g. cloud data warehouses that have happened/are happening to allow for ingestion and timely processing of these data feeds?
- What are some of the different ways that CDC is implemented in different source systems?
- What are some of the ways that CDC principles might start to bleed into e.g. APIs/SaaS systems to allow for more unified processing patterns across data sources?
- What are some of the architectural/design changes that you have had to make to provide CDC for your customers at Fivetran?
- What are the most interesting, innovative, or unexpected ways that you have seen CDC used?
- What are the most interesting, unexpected, or challenging lessons that you have learned while working on CDC at Fivetran?
- When is CDC the wrong choice?
- What do you have planned for the future of CDC at Fivetran?
- From your perspective, what is the biggest gap in the tooling or technology for data management today?
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