While many people see data debt as another form of technical debt, the truth is that data debt is far worse than technical debt.
Technical debt usually arises from quick fixes in software development, resulting in code that may not be optimized which eventually turns into scalability issues in the long run. Despite these inconveniences, technical debt generally does not compromise the core functionality of the application while, on the other way around, data debt strikes at the very heart of their users’ trust.
In this sense, data debt can be considered as an entirely different beast, threatening to undermine all the trust you’ve put in the data-driven decisions that guide your business.
Learn more about how to reduce and avoid data debt here.