The Data-Centric Revolution

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When we say “Data-Centric Revolution” what do we mean?

This revolution recognizes that the predominant approach to implementing enterprise applications (the “application-centric” approach) is badly broken. Several practitioners came together a handful of years ago and founded the “Estes Park Group”, which has been meeting on a monthly basis (and growing in membership) since then to begin to put some flesh on the skeleton of an approach we’ve outlined.

We know of a handful of firms that have adopted something very close to what we have outlined. We will be exploring what worked and didn’t work with them. We are inviting vendors that have key parts of the puzzle. Our collective opinion at the moment is that a fully functioning data-centric architecture, available for purchase, does not exist. We will be outlining what companies will do in the short term to fill this void, and hopefully we can encourage some vendors to take up the task of delivering such an architecture.

Due to COVID-19, we will be holding the 2021 Data-Centric Architecture Forum virtually. The format will be highly interactive; primarily panel discussions with much input from the audience. Engagement is a cornerstone of our annual event and you will be able to participate in an immersive and captivating experience through a dynamic virtual platform.

We believe some of the more profound changes ever to occur to Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Application space will bloom. Become part of something big.

Becoming data-centric will improve data characteristics of findability, accessibility, interoperability, and re-usability (FAIR principles), thereby allowing data to be exported into any needed format with virtually free integration.

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