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Jacek Majchrzak, Sven Balnojan, and Marian Siwiak
  • MEAP began December 2021
  • Publication in January 2023 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781633439979
  • 300 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white
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Revolutionize the way your organization approaches data with a data mesh! This new decentralized architecture outpaces monolithic lakes and warehouses and can work for a company of any size.

In Data Mesh in Action you will learn how to:

  • Implement a data mesh in your organization
  • Turn data into a data product
  • Move from your current data architecture to a data mesh
  • Identify data domains, and decompose an organization into smaller, manageable domains
  • Set up the central governance and local governance levels over data
  • Balance responsibilities between the two levels of governance
  • Establish a platform that allows efficient connection of distributed data products and automated governance

Data Mesh in Action reveals how this groundbreaking architecture looks for both small startups and large enterprises. You’ll see a data mesh in action as you explore both an extended case study and multiple real-world examples. As you go, you’ll be expertly guided through discussions around Socio-Technical Architecture and Domain-Driven Design with the goal of building a sleek data-as-a-product system.

about the technology

A data mesh represents the next generation of data architecture. Where vital business insights might go unnoticed in a data lake or warehouse, a data mesh decentralizes data ownership and keeps it close to decision makers and domain experts. The results are clear: better description and structuring, easier scaling, and removing the bottlenecks of centralized monolithic data architecture. Best of all, you won’t need any new technology—this book shows you how to immediately start implementing a data mesh with flexible processes and organizational change.

about the book

Data Mesh in Action teaches you to establish a data mesh in organizations of any size. The book avoids a dogmatic one-size-fits-all approach and utilizes flexible “sliders” to adjust a data mesh to your company’s specific needs. You’ll learn processes and facilitative leadership techniques that will help change the way your colleagues think about data.

This all-practical guide rapidly puts data meshes into action. You’ll kickstart your own data mesh MVP that can be implemented in just one month, and follow a sample company as they select team and system candidates, and build a full-fledged self-serve data platform. Each new concept is fully illustrated with a working example from the real world. Throughout, dozens of workshop techniques for both in-person and remote meetings help you onboard colleagues and drive a successful transition.

about the reader

For anyone who works with data. This tool-agnostic book requires no specific software stack or choice of data platform.

about the authors

Jacek Majchrzak is a hands-on lead architect in the area of drug discovery where he implements the data mesh idea. Jacek is a workshop facilitator with a strong focus on domain-driven design, software architecture and socio-technical systems design.

Dr. Sven Balnojan manages data products and teams by day. At night, he has a passion for diving deep into technology and data-related topics in his opinionated in-depth newsletter, as well as his blog and various essays.

Dr. Marian Siwiak is a data scientist with a track record of using data knowledge and managerial experience to successfully deliver multimillion IT, scientific and technical projects covering various areas, from life sciences to robotics.

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