The Composable Codex

A New Frontier

Building data systems is hard: it is expensive, sucks up resources, and few experts are capable of designing and implementing them. But the tides are shifting. Instead of coding from scratch, the pieces are now in place to build by composing first.

In this chapter, we share some of the history behind the design of composable data systems: how it started, what it took, and where we are today. We define the key layers of a data system, and how they can be composed by reusing open source software components and building on top of open standards.
Chapter 00

A New Frontier

Estimated Read Time
14 minutes

  • Standards
  • Modules

  • Modular
  • Interoperable
  • Composable
  • Extensible
  • Data Systems
  • Arrow

"Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos"

Mary Shelley