Data Mesh in the Real World: Lessons Learnt From the Financial Markets

CMC Markets, a FTSE 250 financial services company, has been running a successful trading platform for more than 30 years and is now undertaking a broad and ambitious transformation to take advantage of new technologies and ways of working. One vital aspect of a successful transformation to a company like CMC Markets is an approach to data that can scale. Traditionally, many organizations have handled data in a way that is too siloed, centralized, or detached from the core of the business. Therefore we have embraced the Data Mesh approach, which we believe will enable an organization like ours to deliver data-based products rapidly and successfully, and more broadly to reposition data at the center of IT and the business.

We have expectedly run into a number of interesting architectural, technical, and organizational challenges while identifying the best approach to shift the organization towards a Data Mesh and to build the required capabilities (e.g. Data Discovery and bridging the gap between cloud/on-premise data systems).

This is the story of our journey so far, at the coalface. We hope that the challenges we will highlight and the learnings we will share will be of interest to anyone else embarked on a similar journey or considering it.


Tareq Abedrabbo

Core Data Principal Engineer @CMCMarkets
Tareq Abedrabbo is a Core Data Principal Engineer at CMC Markets. His main interests are in designing and building data systems that can scale, technically and organisationally. During his career, Tareq worked with a variety of organizations, from startups to large enterprises, on complex... Read more

Thursday May 27 / 09:10AM EDT (40 minutes)

TRACK Modern Data Pipelines and Data Mesh TOPICS ArchitectureData MeshDatabase ADD TO CALENDAR Calendar IconAdd to calendar

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