The data disconnect
ii. Shifting towards a mesh
To unlock the value of data, enterprises need to break out of the monolith, and make data available to the teams who actually know and use it. Based on the principles of domain-oriented data distribution and treating data as a product that delights its consumers, the mesh is a new approach to data architecture, purpose-built to support a resilient, fast-acting, digital business.
iii. Technology foundations
The world of data storage and computation has changed, and companies are no longer necessarily subject to old constraints. Adopting a more distributed data architecture may not be as risky, expensive or time-consuming a proposition as business leaders think. Leading enterprises have built on existing cloud technologies to develop sophisticated platforms that contribute directly to their strategic goals.
Data platform model
v. Security and governance
In any initiative that touches on data, research shows security and risk management will almost certainly be among executives’ chief concerns. Contrary to perceptions, taking responsibility for data out of the hands of a single, centralized control tower and ‘federating’ ownership among domain teams creates positive security and governance impacts, by assigning control of the data to those who know it best, and fostering a broader focus on data accuracy and privacy.
Top data security concerns of CIOs/IT leaders
vi. Dealing with the data talent shortage
While fretting about data skills remaining in short supply, many companies have yet to recognize the resources already at their disposal. Platforms and models are evolving in a way that’s making them more user-friendly, and opening the possibility of training non-specialists in the basics of fields like data engineering and data science. Data Mesh supports this trend by emphasising accessibility and consumer experience - and, sometimes, allowing people to break things.