The bigness of data is but one of the challenges facing modern enterprise data engineers. Of course we have to store it all, but a warehouse isn’t acceptable any more — developers have to be able to use it naturally, and it needs to be available in real-time. Users expect instantaneous, up-to-date, globally connected experiences, which is fundamentally at odds with our need to run massive analytical workloads. Security, governance, and sovereignty are priorities, which means policy awareness and fine-grained access controls are also necessary.

The modern take on data isn’t just massive; it’s ergonomic, intrinsically distributed, and ubiquitous. How can we make these capabilities accessible?