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

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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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