Data Mesh Newsletter #013
Passing of the baton issue
The quick bit:
0) Andrew Padilla has officially taken the reigns as editor of the newsletter. Bear with him as he pushes forward while hopefully adding a new and useful perspective to the content provided here. Many thanks to Scott for singlehandedly building this community from the ground-up and wearing many hats in the process!
1) Inês Machado published the first scientific paper on Data Mesh! As we know, there are many opinions freely shared on Data Mesh that are often inescapably colored by our experience and motivations. This is the first known attempt to explicitly apply academic discipline to the topic and its a welcome addition to some well thought out material already out there in the wild.
2) Pete Brown gave an excellent presentation on September 9th @DMLMeetups. Andrew thinks Pete’s notion that data sources should be declared not discovered is a fresh approach to the often discussed data discovery topic that breaks precedent with the current art today.
Data Mesh Content Unzipped
Sharing is Caring - Data Mesh on Cisco iOx (AutoZone) (DML-hosted event)
Moderator: Scott Hirleman; Guest of Hour: Pete Brown; video (53 minutes)
Pete provided a network engineer’s approach to data discovery. Following from Zhamak’s playbook, Pete provides a fresh outsiders approach to data discovery with some thought provoking perspectives to shake us out of our “color inside the lines” best practices. If you are looking to navigate uncharted waters on data discovery, this presentation will provide food for thought on your journey.
Thanks Michael ? and Travis ? for great questions. Will make a note to note audience member names and questions in the future and recognize them here.
Data-Driven Information Systems: The Data Mesh Paradigm Shift
Authors: Inês Machado, Carlos Costa, Maribel Yasmina Santos
This academically disciplined paper provides a nice deconstruction of Data Mesh principles followed by the delivery of a proprosed domain model and conceptual architecture. Andrew thinks this paper serves as a nice tether between Zhamak’s seminal articles and the brave early implementations already in the field and shared with the community. The community would benefit to receive more papers from this team and the scientific community as a whole to bridge the gap between the vision and reification of it. Oh, and references!
What is Data Mesh, and How Dos it Work? ft. Zhamak Dehghani
Podcast Host: Tim Berglund, Guest: Zhamak Dehghani
Zhamak notes that Tim did a great job of starting high level and then adeptly diving into the implementation aspects.
The Contingency Model of Data Mesh
Author: Rufus Lidman
Rufus reminds us in this article that the delicate dance engaged between organizations and their data is dictated by the music playing. Maybe set and setting, to borrow the term from the psychological study of the effects of psychedelics, might be a an appropriate term to describe the complex dynamics of organizations and their technology? Time, place, and state of mind…
Upcoming Meetups / Zhamak Stuff
DML Meetups (10pm IST / 6:30pm CEST / 12:30pm EDT / 9:30am PDT):
Sept 16: AO
Sept 23: Overstock.com
Sept 30: Adevinta
Oct 7: Flexport
October speaking slots open! Contact Scott Hirleman if you want to share your journey!
Other Data Mesh Meetups/Webinars/Training
Zhamak-Led Training (4 days, 4hrs each day, Sept 20, 21, 27, 28); 15% discount link makes it 1,827.50 Euro (don’t understand how VAT works…)
Data Platform in a mesh architecture webinar; Zhamak and Emily Gorcenski (Thoughtworks); Oct 14 at 5:30pm CEST / 9:0pm IST / 11:30am EDT / 8:30am PDT
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