Organizations Turn Focus to Data Reliability, Security and Governance

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  • October 24 2016, 6:30am EDT

With the rapidly growing investments in data analytics, many organizations complain they lack a combined view of all the information being created. At the recent Strata & Hadoop World Conference in New York, Information Management asked Kunal Agarwal, chief executive officer at UnravelData what this means for the industry, and his company.

 

Information Management: What are the most common themes that you heard among conference attendees?

Kunal Agarwal: Companies are now running production applications on their big data systems, which means reliability, performance, security and governance have become front and center topics.

 

IM: What are the most common data challenges that attendees are facing?

Agarwal: Companies are lacking a combined view of data usage and access by various users, teams and applications. Today, they have metadata information, but not a good view to show them who is using which dataset and how.

 

IM: What are the most surprising things that you heard from attendees?

Agarwal: That it's an afterthought. Companies should realize that they are now running data first applications, and data governance should be included from the design phase of their projects.

 

IM: What does your company view as the top data issues or challenges in 2016?

Agarwal: Having a combined view of data usage and access for auditing, chargeback and capacity planning.

 

IM: How do these themes and challenges relate to our company’s market strategy this year?

Agarwal: Unravel tracks all data residing in the system and how applications and users are using and accessing them.

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