Modern vs Traditional Data Stacks (3 differences)

Apr 05, 2023

If you work in data, there’s no escaping the term “modern data stack” (MDS).

In fact, any mention of using a “traditional data stack” (TDS) is instantly dismissed.

But what’s the big deal with the MDS and why is it important for engineers to know?

In this video, I’m going to break down 3 key differences between the Traditional & Modern data stacks so you can better understand each and form your own opinions.


What will you learn? 

  • The difference in tools
  • How hosting makes a difference
  • How each approach impacts business users



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