the limitations of data lakes or centrally controlled platforms
The data mesh concept is a paradigm shift from a centralized approach to a decentralized one. This concept is especially applicable for organizations where a data lake is not the right solution. It helps to democratize data volumes – to structure them practically and to make them effectively usable. Its distributed, domain-oriented data architecture helps to enable convenient self-service analytics for the various specialist domains.
The biggest impact of the data mesh concept is driving a cultural and organizational change: Instead of rigid departments, responsibility for corporate data is distributed to flexible, cross-functional domain teams that provide internal users with ready-to-use data products with immediate and best possible value.