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What Is Data Mesh and Why Is It Important?

February 15, 2024

A data mesh challenges the traditional centralized Data Architecture by advocating a distributed and domain-oriented architecture. Data mesh promotes the idea of treating “data as a product,” where each domain or business unit becomes responsible for its own data products. By doing so, individual domains gain autonomy over their data needs and can make faster decisions based on real-time insights.

To facilitate this decentralized approach, data mesh relies on four key principles: domain-oriented decentralized ownership and control of data products, self-serve infrastructure as a platform (IaaP), federated Data Governance model, and discoverability through a self-serve data catalog.