Metadata Management: DataHub with Shirshanka Das

Metadata Management: DataHub with Shirshanka Das

Shirshanka Das (@shirshanka) is the CTO of Acryl Data and founder of DataHub, which bills itself as the #1 open-source metadata platform. It enables data discovery, data observability and federated governance to help tame complex data ecosystems. Shirshanka first developed DataHub while at LinkedIn, but has grown it into an independent project with a thriving community.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • How DataHub differs from traditional data catalogs

  • Themes around why community members get involved and stick with the project

  • Partnering with Netflix to develop runtime metadata model extensibility

  • The influence of the pandemic on DataHub’s open-sourcing

  • Dealing with the future of a project with big community and unlimited scope


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