Data Contracts - The Book - Testimonials

Kind words from happy readers

"Driving Data Quality with Data Contracts provides a strong conceptual foundation for data contracts, and gives powerful tools for thinking about the practice of data contracts. The book progressively introduces complexity, interweaves real examples between explanations, and leaves the reader with opportunities to learn further.

Whether you're a data practitioner who is tired of being blamed for data quality issues or a business stakeholder who wants to promote data trust, this book is the gold standard for learning about data contracts."

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Kevin Hu, PhD Co-founder and CEO, Metaplane.

"Just finished Andrew Jones' excellent book on Data Contracts and it really is excellent - essential reading for anyone who's interested in better managing data, learning more about Data Contracts specifically or is already on their journey with Data Contracts."

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Yali Sassoon Co-founder and CPO,

"If you want to understand the history and evolution of data contracts and how using this way of working, you can provide more value from the Data platform and team. Check out this book."

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Chris Tabb Co-Founder & CCO, LEIT DATA

"The book is an easy and engaging read. I learned a lot about the history of data architecture and how we arrived at the data quality nightmare we are all facing today.

It benefits anyone who works with data and wants to understand practical ways to improve quality and governance."

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Andrew C. Madson Analytics Leader | Product Management @ LPL Financial

"Driving Data Quality with Data Contracts lives up to its ambitious subtitle as "A comprehensive guide to building reliable, trusted, and effective data platforms".

... Author Andrew Jones, credited with coining the term "data contract", addresses both technical and social/organizational aspects of data contracts and also includes a sample implementation."

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Peter O'Kelly user

"Data contracts have become a hot topic in data governance. Andrew is the expert on the topic and makes the concept accessible for everyone to understand. The book is well laid out and thoughtful. I appreciate the hard work that Andrew put into this book, as is shown in the content's clarity and detail.

Highly recommend for any data professional or leader who is associated with data quality."

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ANDY user

"This book is a game-changer. Andrew Jones really simplified complex concepts, unveiled the power of Data Contracts, Observability, and Governance. A must-read for anyone serious about getting quality data and successful insights. Kudos to the author for demystifying data excellence."

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Mojeed Abisiga user

"This is an important book on how to practically achieve Data Quality for Data Engineers and Architects. There are major tides and currents roiling the data world and Andrew's pragmatic descriptions of cascading Data Contracts help connect the dots between Data Mesh's Data Products, Data Observability, Data Governance, and Data Quality.

Sometimes it is hard to see the forest for the burning DQ leaves - this book helps give you the perspective you need."

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Gordon W. Hamilton user

"[The book] reads really easily, there are good examples and it covers a bunch of adjacent topics (stakeholder management, data governance) that are essential for maintaining and building high data quality or good data products ... it serves as a great foundation for understanding data contracts and well worth the read for any data practitioner!"

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Dylan user

"Driving Data Quality with Data Contracts provided an excellent introduction to data contracts. It was dense with thought-provoking considerations, as well as action items. It is clear that the author is an expert on the topic and I look forward to reading his next body of work!"

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umightthink user

"Driving Data Quality with Data Contracts is a must-read for data engineers, data leaders, architects, and practitioners seeking to optimize their data architecture and extract maximum value from their data. Additionally, software engineering leaders, product managers, and executives will find valuable insights to drive organizational success."

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Om S user