The cradle of Data Mesh
Building a data-driven business remains one of the top strategic goals of organizations and executives. And while it may seem logical for companies to embrace the idea of being data-driven, it’s far more difficult to execute on that idea.
Changing landscape of data expectations
Data expectations used to be limited to Business Intelligence (BI) with reporting and dashboards. Today’s data however demand:
- the integration of machine learning and real-time
- data-driven optimizations
- streamlining operations (e.g. real-time logistics)
- democratization of data
- continuous, frictionless access to the latest data
Traditional and monolithic data architectures make it harder to build and maintain large, complex systems, and can limit the ability of organizations to respond quickly to changing business requirements. The central data team becomes a bottleneck when the number of data sources increases and they have to handle more and more diverse data use cases themselves, in the face of continuous change and increased business complexity. This is where the principles of data mesh come into play.
Revolutionize Your Data Strategy
Data mesh answers the challenge of managing data by focusing on building a decentralized, self-serve data ecosystem. It aims to embed data-driven innovation within each department or team so that everyone in the organization is concerned and thinking about how to make data reusable and leverage it for new products and services within or across departments.
By allowing greater flexibility for data stakeholders and lessening the burden on teams, it addresses many common challenges and problems associated with traditional data management and data sharing practices:
Get started with Data Mesh
Identify Data Mesh Possibilities
We will work together in mapping out the relevant source systems of data and associated data products and thus make the possibilities of a data mesh visible.
Dive into Data Mesh with us at the Voxxed Days
Our expert speaker Tom De Wolf gave a talk "Platform Building for Data Mesh - Show me how it is done!" at the Voxxed Days Brussels (23/05/2023).
Join the Data Mesh Meetup
Our community is open to all people who are passionate about Data Mesh in Belgium. We want to stimulate sharing data mesh experiences, organizing events and come-togethers.
How does Data Mesh work?
Data mesh is an approach towards data management within organizations. The idea is to increase the accessibility, availability and usability of data to business users and reduce the interdependence between data teams. It is based on the principles of domain-oriented ownership, data as a product, federated computational governance, and a self-serve data platform. Data is treated as a product to be reused and this data product is a modular first-class citizen with its own independent change lifecycle and management structures.
- Team autonomy with minimal dependencies
- Transparency for cross-functional use between teams
- Improved agility and flexibility in data management
- Enhanced data governance
- Breaking up data silos by data sharing & reusability
- Seamless integration with emerging technologies
Traditional data approach vs data mesh
Data Mesh News
- Flanders Digital Award for Digital Transformation
ACA Group, CJM department, and publiq honored at the Flanders Digital Awards 2023
- Flanders Digital Awards: Double nomination with Data Mesh Project i.c.w. Publiq and CJM
The Flemish Department of Culture, Youth and Media (CJM) double nominated for the Flanders Digital Awards in the "Best Digital Transformation" and "Most Sustainable Project" categories. ACA Group helped the department work on this project, using the power of Data Mesh!
- Department of CJM and publiq connect culture players with data-driven platform
ACA Group helped the Department Culture, Youth & Media (of the Flemish Government) implement a platform based on a data mesh architecture.
- Throwback to the second Data Mesh Belgium meetup in Hasselt
On 18 September, we held the second Data Mesh Belgium meetup in our Hasselt office.
- ACA Group as an invitee at the Data Mesh Round Table from CIONET
On June 22 our colleague Tom De Wolf was invited at a round table on #DataMesh as subject matter expert!
- Milestone reached! Meetup Data Mesh Belgium achieved 100 members!
We are thrilled to announce that the Data Mesh Meetup Platform has reached a significant milestone: we now have 100 members!
- Is it Data Lake vs. Data Mesh? Or can they complement each other?
In this blog, our expert will dive into the two concepts of Data Lake and Data Meshand and explore how they can complement each other.
- ACA organizes the first successful Data Mesh Belgium meetup
On the 14th of March, we hosted our first Data Mesh Belgian Meetup at our Hasselt office partnering up with two esteemed data experts, Wannes Rosiers and Mathias Lavaert!
- ACA Group launches first Data Mesh Meetup
This community is open to all people who are passionate about Data Mesh in Belgium. We want to stimulate sharing data mesh experiences, organizing events and come-togethers for everyone whose interested.
- Applying Data Mesh principles to an IoT data architecture
This blog post shows how a data mesh approach avoids an unmaintainable monolithic data platform by explaining what data mesh is, its principles and applying it to an IoT data case as an example.
Want to know more about Data Mesh?
Want to identify your Data Mesh opportunities? Interested in finding out more about Data Mesh? Contact our Data Mesh expert Tom De Wolf for more information or send us a message via our website chat.