Federated Governance: Why it Matters and Why it’s Essential for Data Mesh
How do you balance agility and governance, particularly when you now have the capability to ingest, deploy and transform massive amounts of data at a scale that no-one had previously dreamed of? And often this is sensitive data. Perhaps you’re working a highly regulated area like healthcare or financial services.
How can you ensure domain teams adhere to the rules and standards while also giving them freedom and autonomy – the responsibility – to manage and develop data products appropriate to their domains, without it turning into a free-for-all?
The concept of federated governance isn’t new but the popularity of data mesh means it’s become a much hotter topic, and a challenge for teams to solve. One of the four pillars of data mesh, a federated data governance framework provides for some centralized management, for enterprise level rules and standards, but the ultimate responsibility to apply and execute the rules is decentralized to the domains.
In short, it’s a way to ensure good governance with the right rules being applied in the right ways to the right data but through a more flexible approach, one that empowers domain team developers and supports collaborative working.
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The Data Warrior
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