The term Data Mesh was shaped by Zhamak Dehghani. In her well-known book “Data Mesh – Delivering Data-Driven Value at Scale”, she defines it as a decentralized sociotechnical approach to share, access, and manage analytical data in complex and large-scale environments—within or across organizations.
According to Gartner®, Data Mesh is a cultural and organizational shift for data management focusing on federation technology that emphasizes the authority of localized data management. Data Mesh is intended to enable easily accessible data by the business.
They also define it as “a data management approach (though not an established best practice) that supports a domain-led practice for defining, delivering, maintaining and governing data products. Data products must be easy to find and use by data consumers (developers, business users, APIs) and must fulfill the contract between the provider and the consumer.”
Find a complete and comprehensive definition of Data Mesh by Gartner® in their 2023 Quick Answer: What is Data Mesh?
“Data Mesh is the nudge that puts us on a new trajectory in how we approach data: how we imagine data, how we capture and share it, and how we create value from it, at scale and in the field of analytics and AI.” – Zhamak Dehghani
Principles of Data Mesh
Data Mesh is built on four fundamental principles: Principle of Domain Ownership, Principle of Data as a Product, Principle of the Self-Serve Data Platform, Principle of Federated Computational Governance according to Dehghani:
Principle of Domain Ownership: Ownership of analytical data is decentralized to business domains closest to the data.
Principle of Data as a Product: Domain-oriented data is shared as a product directly with data users.
Principle of Self-Serve Data Platform: A self-service data platform streamlines the experience of data users to discover, access, and use Data Products and of data providers to build, deploy, and maintain data products.
Principle of Federated Computational Governance: Creating a data governance operating model based on federated decision-making and accountability structure.
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