🐰 Airbyte's wrong turn; Metadata lake; A modern data stack in 5 mins; ThDPTh #41 🐰





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🐰 Airbyte's wrong turn; Metadata lake; A modern data stack in 5 mins; ThDPTh #41 🐰
By Sven Balnojan  • Issue #42 • View online
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.
I’m Sven, I collect “Data Points” to help understand & shape the future, one powered by data, not electricity anymore.

Svens Thoughts
If you only have 30 seconds to spare, here is what I would consider actionable insights for investors, data leaders, and data company founders.
  • Airbyte took a wrong “license” turn.
  • If you’re in the same situation don’t fall for the tyranny of the OR, embrace your genius of the AND.
  • Think about buyer-side pricing and figure out how to drive community engagement to the max, without speed limits like closed cores.
  • Take a look at the idea of the metadata lake.
  • Then think whether you agree that you should instead think about how to connect individual data pieces together, the underlying “graph”.
  • There might be a business opportunity here both in providing & connecting metadata lakes if one wants such a thing.
  • Getting started & providing modularity are still key challenges in the data space, in every single area, again there is more than one business opportunity here I feel.
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