A recap of what happened at the biGENIUS-X Online Launch Event, which took place at on June 1, 2023.
The biGENIUS-X Online Launch Event covered a wide range of topics, including data management trends, product vision, and data security. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive recap of the event, highlighting key insights and innovative features presented.
Carsten Bange, the CEO and Founder of BARC, discussed the strategic shift in the market, where data has become a valuable asset for enterprises. He introduced two key concepts: data fabric and data mesh. Data fabric represents an evolution in data architecture, acknowledging the distributed nature of data and emphasizing metadata for federated access, while Data mesh promotes decentralization and domain-oriented ownership. Bange emphasized the role of Chief Data Officers (CDOs) in empowering teams and enabling widespread data usage while accommodating varying departmental maturity levels.
Full presentation of Market and Paradigm Shifts in Data
Gregor Zeiler, the CEO of biGENIUS, shared his product vision for biGENIUS-X. He highlighted the importance of CDOs in empowering data teams and product owners, providing them with dedicated platforms, templates, and patterns for data product implementation. Zeiler emphasized the goal of enabling anyone to become a skilled data engineer and the platform's focus on automating processes, implementing pre-defined patterns, and offering data architecture governance.
Full presentation of biGENIUS-X Product Vision
Professor Torsten Priebe from Fachhochschule St Pölten discussed various trends in data management. He emphasized the decentralization trend, including data mesh and data products, while underscoring the need for governance to avoid chaos. Priebe also highlighted the evolving tool landscape, with a fragmentation trend in supporting data transformation tools and a convergence trend in data platforms, where different architectural approaches coexist within a unified platform. He stressed the relevance of adopting DataOps practices, leveraging proven software engineering principles.
Full presentation of Data Management Trends and DataOps Principles
We saw biGENIUS-X in action with an example use case:
In this demo, we saw some powerful features that can make your data workflow more efficient, including:
Thomas Gassmann, the CTO of biGENIUS, explained the data security measures implemented by biGENIUS-X. As a cloud-based application, biGENIUS-X stores minimal customer data, including organization details, registered users, and the URL of the Git repository. However, all other data, such as information about the data warehouse and data lake, is stored in the customer's Git repository. Gassmann emphasized that:
Accelerate and automate your analytical data workflow with comprehensive features that biGENIUS-X offers.
We will be showcasing biGENIUS-X at booth 54 at the TDWI Munich this year, visit us between June 20-22 and find out more.