Quick Answer: Are Data Fabric and Data Mesh the Same or Different?


Data Fabric and Data Mesh have recently emerged as the hottest trends in the data and analytics space. With that, comes a thirst for knowledge, which requires industry authorities to quench the thirst. Here’s a big question: Are Data Fabric and Data Mesh fundamentally the same or different?

We feel, Gartner Senior Director Analyst Ehtisham Zaidi’s latest research report might be a good place to start. He says, “A data fabric is a technology-enabled implementation capable of many outputs, only one of which is data products. A data mesh is a solution architecture for the specific goal of building business-focused data products.”

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In this new Gartner report, Senior Director, Analyst Ehtisham Zaidi delves into all that you’d want to know about the difference between a Data Fabric and Data Mesh.

Market Definitions

The market definitions of Data Fabric and Data Mesh today.


Benefits of both architectures, their differences, and their intersection.

Cost Considerations

What it means to implement a Data Fabric or Data Mesh: services, technology, design and deployment.

Quick Answer: Are Data Fabric and Data Mesh the Same or Different?, 1 November 2021, Ehtisham Zaidi, et. Al.
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