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Principles of Data Fabric

By : Sonia Mezzetta
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Principles of Data Fabric

By: Sonia Mezzetta

Overview of this book

Data can be found everywhere, from cloud environments and relational and non-relational databases to data lakes, data warehouses, and data lakehouses. Data management practices can be standardized across the cloud, on-premises, and edge devices with Data Fabric, a powerful architecture that creates a unified view of data. This book will enable you to design a Data Fabric solution by addressing all the key aspects that need to be considered. The book begins by introducing you to Data Fabric architecture, why you need them, and how they relate to other strategic data management frameworks. You’ll then quickly progress to grasping the principles of DataOps, an operational model for Data Fabric architecture. The next set of chapters will show you how to combine Data Fabric with DataOps and Data Mesh and how they work together by making the most out of it. After that, you’ll discover how to design Data Integration, Data Governance, and Self-Service analytics architecture. The book ends with technical architecture to implement distributed data management and regulatory compliance, followed by industry best practices and principles. By the end of this data book, you will have a clear understanding of what Data Fabric is and what the architecture looks like, along with the level of effort that goes into designing a Data Fabric solution.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1: The Building Blocks
Part 2: Complementary Data Management Approaches and Strategies
Part 3: Designing and Realizing Data Fabric Architecture

Introducing Data Mesh

Data Mesh is a design concept based on federated data and business domains. It applies product management thinking to data management with the outcome being Data Products. It’s technology agnostic and calls for a domain-centric organization with federated Data Governance. Data management and local governance are owned and implemented at the business domain level. Cross-cutting business domain policies are created by a federated governance team at a global level but executed locally by the domain teams. The business pain points Data Mesh focuses on are resolving organizational bottlenecks, data silos, data swamps, and alignment between business domains and Data Governance teams. The following is Dehghani’s definition of Data Mesh:

Data mesh is a decentralized sociotechnical approach to share, access, and manage analytical data in complex and large-scale environments within or across organizations.

In her book, Dehghani positions Data Mesh as...