The creation of this book on such a complex and innovative area such as Data as a Service required the participation and support of a number of individuals. In fact, this book would not have been possible without their active support and encouragement.
I want to thank a number of thought leaders in data management, architecture, and analytics who have provided me their guidance and insights while writing the book: John Zachman, Prof. Peter Aiken, Dr. Sanjoy Paul, Aaron Zornes, Steve Hoberman, Krish Krishnan, and John Ladley.
I also want to thank Shiraz Kassam, Dr. Arka Mukherjee, and Dr. S. Kaisar Alam for helping me stay inspired while writing this book and sustain the effort. I want to acknowledge the contributions of Prithvijit Mazumder and Aditya Mehta in helping review and enhance various portions of the work. I want to thank Ms. Shreya Sarkar for her terrific edits to the initial manuscript and also the editorial team from Wiley, Mary Hatcher and Brady Chin, for their continued advice, help, and support during the authorship of this book.
Last but not least, I owe special gratitude to my family and friends for their time, patience, encouragement, and support in innumerable ways.