Data Mesh Learning Newsletter #040
Legitimate Sunset Issue
The quick bit…
It’s Time for a Federated Community
The Data Mesh Learning (DML) community was created by Scott Hirleman – in initial partnership with Zhamak Dehghani and Robert Sahalin – as a passion project in February 2021. On the community’s two year anniversary, Scott is announcing a change in community ownership to an independent foundation (led by Constantia.io). Scott’s desire is for the community to live on and grow beyond what a single person can do with it. Constantia is a tech community company with expertise in open source and data whose vision is to help the world collaborate. It’s a perfect time to level up the community effort as interest in data mesh continues to grow. Read more here.
Many thanks to Andrew Padilla who has served as the volunteer editor of this newsletter since September 2021. He is part of DML’s new Editorial Working Group that will be helping to choose future topics for the DML Meetups and blogs – while stepping back from the editor role. DML will be assembling a group of community members to produce the newsletter. If you’re interested, please get in touch with Hugh Lashbrooke on Slack or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data Mesh Content Unzipped
Authors: Bryan Nice , Jason Hare , Aurelio Antonio Montes Nogueira and Jude Soundar; Thoughtworks
Focuses on three socio-technical capabilities that are thought to help healthcare organizations (HCO) in the adoption of Data Mesh principles.
Author: Pierre-Alain Genilloud
With great power comes great responsibility. Balancing the implications of Data Mesh.
Author: Ryan Stevens; theCUBE/SiliconAngle
theCUBE interviews Ash Nasser, senior director of data engineering at Warner Bros. “Data mesh is a team sport.” There is no equal to sports clichés to bring universal understanding to complex problems.
The Mesh Journey: Road To Mesh (Part 7)
Author: Fabrizio Zuccari
Defines a linear progression from zero to almost-hero in a data mesh maturity spectrum. Where do you lie?
Author: Paul Rankin; Roche Diagnostics
A Data Mesh & Data Vault lovefest in only 46 slides! If this sounds intriguing to you then next slide please.
Author: Katharine Jarmul; Thoughtworks
Federated. Computational. Governance… The fine print of the data mesh principles. This article dives into privacy considerations with a federated delegation of governance.
Authors: Karan Kathuria; BearingPoint | Martí Colominas, Frøydis Høistad; reMarkable
Data mesh squarely addresses paint points for large data teams and may present some for smaller data teams. The article describes how a small team can take a “hybrid approach” to full-on decentralization and where. It deserves mention that some clarification within the community is in order on using the term federation as an apt description for a desired balance of centralized and decentralized concerns of a data mesh implemention and not simply a half-measure when confounding data mesh for full decentralization.
Author: Wannes Rosiers; Raito
Discusses the challenges of scaling data access management, the common issues faced, and provides some suggestions for overcoming these challenges. Data mesh principles inside.
Author: Stephen Bailey
Last but not least! Read with an open mind. Get your neurons firing outside the well-worn mental furrows. Enjoy.
Upcoming Meetups / Zhamak Stuff
Zhamak was recently interviewed by Sanjeev Mohan on the ‘It Depends’ podcast.
We thank Starburst for their sponsorship of the Data Mesh Learning community - check out their ad below for the upcoming Datanova conference. With their support, we’re able to build new programs to advance the data mesh ecosystem.
Feb 8 & 9, 2023: Starburst Datanova conference
This free & virtual event will feature talks from Data Mesh practitioners such as:
Data Disrupted: A fireside chat with Zhamak Dehghani, Martin Casado, Teresa Tung, and Justin Borgman. This panel will compare emerging concepts like the modern data stack and data mesh.
Why Data Products require a holistic approach. See what former Gartner Analyst, Sanjeev Mohan has to say about how organizations can take advantage of Data Products and how Data Mesh will evolve the role of the CDO.
Data Products for everyone featuring Glovo. Listen to Glovo’s discuss their experience implementing Data Mesh.
Data Mesh 2033: what happened? In a panel discussion, Comcast, NatWest Group, and Priceline examine their Data Mesh journeys. Their dialogue will focus on their “Why” for Data Mesh, “Where” they are today, and “What” the next 10 years might look like.
Data Mesh of the Year award Starburst will announce the individual or team that has embraced the paradigm shift and has made great strides towards building a Data Mesh architecture at their organization.