Data Fabric – Definition & Overview

What is data fabric?

Data fabric is another variation of a distributed, decentralized data analytics and management framework as put forth by Gartner and is largely seen as a competing framework to data mesh. In Gartner words, data fabric is a design concept that serves as an integrated layer (fabric) of data and connecting processes. A data fabric utilizes continuous analytics over existing, discoverable and inferenced active metadata assets to support the design, deployment and utilization of integrated and reusable data across all environments, including hybrid and multi-cloud platforms.