8 lessons learned from a 3-dimensional framework for understanding how to turn your open-source project into the next WordPress or Linux.

“Open Source projects exhibit natural increasing returns to scale. That’s because most developers are interested in using and participating in the largest projects, and the projects with the most developers are more likely to quickly fix bugs, add features and work reliably across the largest number of platforms. …

14 thoughts on the economics of the open-source data space and how to become the next MongoDB or Databricks

The data space is booming, with companies like mongoDB (valued at 18 billion USD), databricks (30 billion), or Confluent, and many others. The startup space is overflowing with money and lots of founders want a share of the pie.

But in my opinion, the data space is set up to…

I’ve been looking through the database market lately and just stumbled over the fact that I was apparently a bit wrong about terminusDB, and right about the importance of open-source.

Let’s take a look at the whole story…

I’m Sven, I collect “Data Points” to help understand & shape the…

Hi,

This week I got caught off guard by the company Airbyte, a hot new data integration start-up, I’ve been watching closely.

The company is betting on the fact that open-source is the future of data integration, and yet decided to close the source on its core.

Mmmmh.

I’m Sven

You into three fallacies, the need to build any platform at all, the need to build a data mesh, and lots of coupling inside the platform

The most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.” to put it with the words of The Economist. To extract that value from data is the new frontier for companies of this century. Data meshes appeared in 2019 to change efforts around data fundamentally. …

Hi,

You’ll get the “Three Data Point Thursday” as usual on Thursday, here is a roundup of what I’ve been doing besides the newsletter which might be of interest to you…

Why Data Meshes Suck

Data Meshes suck you into three fallacies….

  • the need for a data mesh in the…

I’m experimenting with a few changes: More raw input & text for you! I’ll scrap the images. But there’s now also a feedback scale at the bottom which you can & should use! …

How “product-thinking” really should work, how to set the right incentives in your os project for contributions, and why I love Github’s Copilot feature.

Data will power every piece of our existence in the near future. I collect “Data Points” to help understand & shape this future.

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🔮 (1) ThoughtWorks Tech Radar 24

I always enjoy ThoughtWorks Technology radar, but the current one is particularly well…

Today we will take a closer look at a bunch of data meshes, at Saxo Bank, at ABN Amro, and finally an example from a great talk given by Samia Rahman et. al.

Data will power every piece of our existence in the near future. I collect “Data Points” to help understand & shape this future.

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… so, data meshes are a (“socio-technological”) tool, so when is it the…

How to manage internal data products, Erik Bernhardsson on the analytics engineering podcast, and how Kolibri Games built its data mesh.

Data will power every piece of our existence in the near future. I collect “Data Points” to help understand & shape this future.

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☀️ (1) Why Your PM Playbook Fails at internal Data Systems

Data teams do a variety of things. When they build a new movie…

Sven Balnojan

Ph.D., Product Manager, DevOps & Data enthusiast, and author of “Three Data Point Thursday”: http://www.thdpth.com.

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