Data as a Product vs Data Products. What Are the Differences?




  • DJ Patil, former United States Chief Data Scientist, defined a data product as “a product that facilitates an end goal through the use of data” (from his book Data Jujitsu: The Art of Turning Data into Product, 2012 (View Highlight)
  • Simon O’Regan published an article called Designing Data Products that lists very clear examples of data products and groups them by type: raw data, derived data, algorithms, decision support and automated decision-making. (View Highlight)
  • One of the principles of the data mesh paradigm is to consider data as a product. Sometimes this principle has been abbreviated to “data products”, hence the confusion (View Highlight)