My post the other day on understanding the concepts, and applying them at your organisation reminded me of how I first encountered data mesh, and how I started applying some of the concepts to my organisation.
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There’s a lot of great writing out there about interesting ideas like data contracts, data mesh, and much more.
David Jayatillake published an interesting post recently titled “We don’t need data contracts”.
The definition and evolution of the data contract should be a collaboration between the data producers and the data consumers.
Someone reached out to me and asked me to present on data contracts to their organisation after they had a data quality issue that directly resulted in multi-million dollars of lost revenue.
It can be tempting to view data contracts as a large program that requires support from the top of the organisation to be successful.
Robert Sahlin wrote a nice post on the data platform at MatHem, a Swedish retailer.
On the panel with STRM yesterday Avi asked the question:
You can’t use data contracts - or anything - to try to gain control over something owned by someone else.
Over on Medium I’ve published a post about a contract-based data platform, which is an updated version of my post to this newsletter back in December.