What are you sacrificing for the promise of big data?
Many of today's companies are making trade-offs in areas of security and governance to leverage the promise of big data. Can you have both?
There have been several responses to this question. First off, I’d like to point you to the tweetchat that took place on Wednesday, February 27. Several experts, including Jeff Kelly of Wikibon discussed the topic: Garbage In/Garbage Out and data governance’s role in the big data era. This was a very exciting event and all who participated said they had fun and are looking forward to the next tweetchat. I had to split the recap into two blog entries:
I plan to write a third blog entry from the information gathered by pulling out the list of related articles that were mentioned during the tweetchat.
Articles and blog entries related to this theme.
by Craig Mullins
Craig looked at the many aspects of managing change, including 9 requirements for successful change. He also shared his DBA perspective as the “custodian of database changes.”
by Dave Beulke
Dave notes, “While the new kid database Hadoop may be getting a lot of press, it needs more capabilities to keep up with the mature platforms and databases for data security, governance, archiving and temporal designs.”
by James Kobielus
Is your big data investment production ready? James shares five key considerations to help ensure your big data investment can function as a reliable business asset.
by Larry Dubov
As organizations move towards big data, privacy concerns become very real. Larry traces the history of privacy and explains why good governance can help reduce the need to compromise on privacy.
by Sunil Soares
This new flashbook provides an in-depth look at several aspects of governing your big data, with several case studies to offer guidance and best practices. Download your free copy.
by James Kobielus
Can you control the big data explosion? James argues that you can, with careful attention to three vital types of controls.
by Steven Adler
Steve is the Chairman of IBM Data Governance Council. His view is that companies who still treat their data as a raw resource rather than an essential product that they produce, should prepare to be obsolete. Steve has an ongoing blog related to the topic. You can find his blog behind a registration page. Here is an entry to look for: The Data Governance Report Card.
by Mike Martin
Mike wrote this blog entry a year ago, but it is still as accurate today as it was then: “I believe we should include Big Data in Information Governance, after all one of the major issues we try to solve with Information Governance is data volume and I consider Big Data solutions to be yet another tool in the arsenal of Information Governance.”
by James Kobielus
“When unstructured data (however defined) enters the enterprise big-data picture, data management professionals begin to quake in their boots. Governance of structured data is an established body of practices and tools, focusing on enforcing controls on schemas and contents of data deemed to constitute an official system of records in some subject area, such as customers and finances.”
A summary of the conversations focused on how and why big data challenges are posing a bit of a renaissance for databases. Some people see databases as a commodity, something that gets taken for granted. But as big data becomes a reality, databases are again taking center stage.
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