Today we are drowning in data from sources such as social media, call transcripts, smart meters and digital pictures. In its 2011 Digital Universe study, Extracting Value From Chaos, IDC estimates that the amount of information in the digital universe exceeded 1.8 zettabytes (1.8 trillion gigabytes) in 2011 and is doubling every two years.

This deluge of data needs to be governed and that’s where data governance comes into play. Big data governance is part of a broader data governance program that formulates, monitors and enforces policies relating to big data. Because its early focus has been on cost-effective analytics, some big data platforms – such as Hadoop, a low-cost open source parallel processing platform – have limited support for big data governance disciplines (e.g., metadata, data quality and information security).

  • SAS® Spans Data Management and Analytics
  • Big Data Governance Considerations
  • Big Data Reference Architecture
  • Ingestion
  • Cleansing, Integration and Governance
  • Analytics, Security and Life Cycle

Sunil Soares is the Founder and Managing Partner of Information Asset, a consulting firm focused on Data Governance, Big Data Governance, and Enterprise Data Management. He is the author of several books, including Selling Information Governance to the Business, Big Data Governance, and Data Governance Tools. For more information, please visit

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