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#107 - Data Mesh: Delivering Data-Driven Value at Scale - Zhamak Dehghani

“If you want to unlock the value of your data by generating data-driven values, and you want to do it reliably and resiliently at scale, then you need to consider data mesh."

Zhamak Dehghani is the author of the “Data Mesh” book. In this episode, we discussed in-depth about the data mesh, a concept she founded in 2018, which has then been becoming an industry trend. We started our conversation by discussing the current challenges working with data, such as the data centralization approach and why the current data tools are still inadequate. Zhamak then described data mesh and why organizations should adopt it to generate data-driven values at scale. Zhamak then explained the 4 principles of data mesh, which include domain ownership, data as a product, the self-serve data platform, and the federated computational governance.

Listen out for:

  • Career Journey - [00:06:49]
  • Challenges Working with Data - [00:10:19]
  • Centralization of Data - [00:13:53]
  • Why Current Tools Not Adequate - [00:16:00]
  • Data Mesh & Its Drivers - [00:19:32]
  • Principle of Domain Ownership - [00:25:54]
  • Principle of Data as a Product - [00:35:57]
  • Principle of The Self-Serve Data Platform - [00:40:51]
  • Principle of Federated Computational Governance - [00:46:01]
  • 3 Tech Lead Wisdom - [00:52:23]


Zhamak Dehghani’s Bio
Zhamak Dehghani works as the CEO and founder of a stealth tech startup reimagining the future of data developer experience. She founded the concept of Data Mesh in 2018 and since has been implementing the concept and evangelizing it with the wider industry. She is the author of Architecture the Hard Parts and Data Mesh books.

Zhamak serves on multiple tech advisory boards. She has worked as a technologist for over 24 years and has contributed to multiple patents in distributed computing communications. She is an advocate for the decentralization of all things, including architecture, data, and ultimately power.

Follow Zhamak:

  • Twitter – @zhamakd
  • LinkedIn –

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