James Serra

James works at Microsoft as a big data and data warehousing solution architect where he has been for most of the last nine years. He is a thought leader in the use and application of Big Data and advanced analytics, including data architectures such as the modern data warehouse, data lakehouse, data fabric, and data mesh. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer. He is a prior SQL Server MVP with over 35 years of IT experience. He is a popular blogger (JamesSerra.com) and speaker, having presented at dozens of major events including SQLBits, PASS Summit, Data Summit and the Enterprise Data World conference. He is the author of the book “Deciphering Data Architectures: Choosing Between a Modern Data Warehouse, Data Fabric, Data Lakehouse, and Data Mesh”.

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Data Mesh Topologies

As a follow up to my blog Common Data Mesh exceptions, I wanted to discuss various types of data mesh topologies I am seeing being built. I put them...

2024-02-19 (first published: )

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Common Data Mesh exceptions

When it comes to data meshes that have been constructed or are currently under development, I have not observed any instances where the four core data mesh principles have...

2024-01-22 (first published: )

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