The Relative Importance of Data Mesh

Applications and Data: A Difference Among Ends

Tyson Midboe
Sep 17 · 3 min read

In one of his presentations, “Uncle Bob” throws into stark relief the exaggerated importance placed on the database in past years. “The database is just an I/O device,” he says. It’s incidental, not essential — it’s a detail, not architecture and not the point of software. Wait long enough and maybe you’ll realize you don’t need one. Similarly, as Aristotle points out, there is difference to be found among ends. Some are pursued for their own sake, others for the sake of something else. If…