Big Data Governance – Metadata Is the Key

As the volume, variety and velocity of available data all continue to grow at astonishing rates, businesses face two urgent challenges: how to uncover actionable insights within this data, and how to protect it. Both of these challenges depend directly on a high level of data governance.

The Hadoop ecosystem can provide that level of governance using a metadata approach, ideally on a single data platform. A new approach to governance is needed for several reasons. In the age of big data, data is scattered throughout the enterprise. It’s in structured, unstructured, semi-structured and various other formats. Furthermore, the sources of the data are not under the control of the teams that need to manage it.

Author: Aroop Maliakkal

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