Data Autonomy is a holistic data strategy which is based on the rationale discussed in Vestigial Technology. This is an overview of the concepts.
The purpose of Data Autonomy is to counteract increasing costs and loss of flexibility in IT as the business grows and changes. Data Autonomy limits IT complexity by providing loosely coupled, consistent, accessible, and secure information anytime, anywhere, on any device.
Data Autonomy works best in conjunction with modern IT practices like automated regression, DevOps and infrastructure as code. We must embrace change and be good at implementing small changes regularly.