We recommend starting with Zhamak Dehghani’s presentations at the Datanova Summit as your first two pieces of content; they provide a strong understanding of why Zhamak developed the data mesh framework and how to approach deploying data mesh in your company based on her most up-to-date thinking:
Introduction to Data Mesh (23min)
How to Build a Foundation for Data Mesh (27min)
Next, see how Zalando took the concept and put it into production with Max Schultze (Zalando) and Arif Wider (ThoughtWorks):
Data Mesh in Practice: How Europe’s Leading Online Platform for Fashion Goes Beyond the Data Lake (31min)
If you are still a bit confused, we’d recommend this video by Zhamak. It does a great job of slowly introducing the concepts, reinforcing the basics of data mesh. If you feel you have a good grasp, we recommend you skip it.
Xconf (ThoughtWorks Conference) Keynote – Data Mesh by Zhamak Dehghani (39min)
We’d recommend you follow on with two interviews that reinforce the issues that really led to data mesh. Zhamak talks about the framework she developed and how the domain-driven distributed architecture and data product thinking were the two key pieces of data mesh; everything else in the framework is included to solve the issues caused by those two pieces. She also provides some deeper dive into federate governance and the data platform needed for data mesh.
Jon talks about the real-world examples of customers just not being agile at all and the brittleness of pipelines in the data management status quo. A reason why data mesh is so exciting for so many is the quick-mover benefits of microservices applied to the data management space.
Zhamak Dehghani, ThoughtWorks | theCUBE on Cloud 2021 (32min)
The Data Lake is dead – Long Live Data Mesh by Data Leadrs with Jon Cooke (28min)
That should give you a strong overview of data mesh, some applications, and strong reinforcement of the fundamentals. If you have additional suggestions, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.