#213 Zhamak’s Corner 21 – Reinventing Data Development, Not Data Processing and Storage

Sponsored by NextData, Zhamak’s company that is helping ease data product creation.

For more great content from Zhamak, check out her book on data mesh, a book she collaborated on, her LinkedIn, and her Twitter.

Key Takeaways:

  • We need to make the data product the first class primitive of information sharing – make them the basic building block of how we create our internal data/AI ecosystem. (repeat from ZC20)
  • “Tools reshape behavior” – if we want developers to change their relationship to data, we need to give them the capability to do so easily. Or even if not easily, at least not arduously 🙂
  • The industry sees the value of data mesh but we need to find much lower effort ways to create sustainable, large-scale change. We all need to be finding catalysts.
  • There is no reason to try to reinvent a lot of the technology in data at the physical layer. Lake storage, streaming technologies, ML libraries _at the physical layer_ are great. But we need new ways of accessing and leveraging them to make it far easier to create and manage data products.
  • While everyone seems to be talking data products, there seems to be so many different definitions. This has led to a weaker market pull on vendors to improve their tooling to make data mesh more easily possible.

Semantic Diffusion article Zhamak mentioned: https://www.martinfowler.com/bliki/SemanticDiffusion.html

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