The Lacibus Blog

Welcome to our blog! It contains articles on Data Integration and Enterprise Architecture. We hope you enjoy them.

Natural Language Processing for Standards

Here's a look at how collaborative computing using natural language processing (NLP) can contribute to standards work, and a call to action to join an open source project to make it happen. (Read)

Data Fabric and Data Mesh Will Converge

Data Fabric and Data Mesh are both hot topics in the world of data integration. There are lively debates on what the differences are, and which is better. They are founded on a common data platform technology, and will converge. (Read)

No Data Products Without Representation

Data products are a great idea for managing enterprise data but, while they may be free to their consumers, they aren't easy. Imposing them without consultation will lead to trouble. (Read)

Governance and
Data Mesh

Lack of data governance and stewardship is a major concern for enterprise and solution architects. Data mesh is an emerging data architecture that includes a radically different approach to data governance. (Read)

Data to Combat
Climate Change

Meaningful reductions of greenhouse gas emissions will come from analysis of the sources of emissions. Data professionals will play a crucial role. (Read)

Semantic Data Platforms
Come of Age

2021 was the second annual Data-Centric Architecture Forum. (Read the report)

The Knowledge

Knowledge processing is important. Enterprise architecture must evolve to architect knowledge-based systems. (Read)

Architecting for

The need for business agility is prompting a move to outcome-driven architecture. A capability is what you can do. An outcome is what you have done. So how do you architect for achievement? (Read)

The Digital

The Open Group has defined a skillset for an emerging profession, the digital practitioner. (Read)


The Open Group featured Zero Trust Architecture on the first day of its July 2020 virtual event. (Read)

for Data!

The book Designed for Digital by Ross, Beath and Mocker gives us a new way of looking at the business architecture of digital enterprises, but falls short when it comes to the supporting technology. (Read the review)