Data mesh helping fuel Sloan Kettering’s cancer research

June 2, 2023

The cancer hospital and research center began using tools from data management vendor Dremio two years ago to decentralize its data operations and improve speed-to-insight.

By Eric Avidon, Senior News Writer

Published: 02 Jun 2023

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center accelerated its research efforts to find a cure for the deadly disease by using a data mesh approach to data management developed with software tools from Dremio.

Data projects that once took Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) weeks or even months to complete now sometimes take just hours or, at most, merely days.

That reduced time to make data available to end users, in turn, speeds up the research process by enabling researchers to access data exponentially faster as they work to find cures for cancer.

Data mesh is a decentralized approach to data management.

Traditionally, data was centralized. It was overseen by a dedicated team of data experts who were responsible for managing their entire organization's data.

But under that format, end users were forced to submit requests for models, reports, dashboards and other data assets and then had to wait for the data experts to deliver the requested materials. The result was a process that could take months depending on the complexity of the request and the number of requests submitted by others.

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