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E. Hechler et al.Data Fabric and Data Mesh Approaches with AIhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-9253-2_1

1. Evolution of Data Architecture

Eberhard Hechler1  , Maryela Weihrauch2 and Yan (Catherine) Wu3
Sindelfingen, Germany
Charlotte, NC, USA
San Jose, CA, USA

This chapter introduces the motivation for looking into data architectures. It shares an overview about data architecture evolution transitioning from traditional data warehouses to big data and data lakes and their main characteristics, values, and challenges. It outlines industry requirements in a data-driven world that ultimately led to the concept of a Data Fabric.


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