Among the latest trendy terms, data mesh is making its way to the top, but what is it? This interesting topic came to us from TechTarget in their article, “Benefits of data mesh might not be worth the cost.”

A data mesh is a decentralized data architecture that organizes data by a specific business domain providing more ownership to the producers of a given dataset. Data mesh and fabric is a category with a high spending forecast. Some 41.5% of data leaders identified data mesh and fabric as a primary area of investment for 2023 in a recent survey.

Data mesh is often confused with data lake, and there are clear differences. In a data lake architecture, the data team owns all pipelines, while in a data mesh architecture, domain owners manage their own pipelines directly.

Data mesh is a powerful tool for managing and organizing data across multiple business domains. It provides more ownership to the producers of a given dataset, allowing them to better understand their domain’s data.

Before its value can be tapped, data needs to be findable, and that happens with a strong, standards-based taxonomy. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies and associated rule bases for machine-assisted indexing.

Melody K. Smith

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