Engineering Data

Data about Data

#Audit Trail

Maintain history about how this particular data set is being manipulated.

Answer CRUD questions.

  • When was it created?
  • When was it updated?
  • When was it deleted?

#Production and Staging

  • Would you ever need to "test" your data model somewhere?
  • How would you build a staging environment?

#Data about Data

  • How many are created/updated/deleted over a certain time period?


  • How big is your data?
  • At what rate is your data growing?
  • What are your backup plans?