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"Even if the thought of data modeling makes you cringe, Dave McComb's latest book makes the case that it is a necessary exercise for the data-driven organization. The 'Data-Centric Revolution' shows how to be data-driven in an extensible, flexible way that is baked-into organizational culture, rather than taking a typical project-by-project approach. The book is a fun, insightful and meaty read, well-illustrated, and with endless wonderful examples."
Doug Laney, Principal, Data & Analytics Strategy, Caserta, and author of the best-seller, "Infonomics: How to Monetize, Manage, and Measure Information for Competitive Advantage"
"Dave McComb has laid out a roadmap to travel the exciting path towards data centricity. Dave's passion for semantic modeling is contagious and his expert advice will give you the motivation to rethink application development and the direction needed to deliver value in your organization with linked data."
Nic Seyot, Executive Director, Information Management at a major investment bank
"In his new book, Dave teaches us why most of the stack we've spent decades trying to maintain is just a big, unmanageable pile of duplicative, inflexible code. He shows us how to collapse the stack and blend the logic and data each business needs to thrive, in one contextually rich, machine readable, dynamic, smart data layer. The bloated app and process layers of the stack go away, leaving a thin execution layer calling on the power of the smart data underneath. After 'Software Wasteland' explained the problem, 'The Data-Centric Revolution' articulates the solution."
Alan Morrison, Sr. Research Fellow, New Services and Emerging Tech, PwC