Unlock the Four V’s of Big Data to Gain Big Insights

Posted by Bhargav Mantha on Tue, Jan 15, 2013


You’ve heard the hype about Big Data and are now trying hard to separate hype from reality. Since a lot of confusion remains about what Big Data really means, I think it’s important to start by defining the term, which is itself misleading as it implies that the only challenge with Big Data is size. (Size is one of them, but there are other challenges.)


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MDM Is a Silver Bullet--and Five Other MDM Myths

Posted by Bhargav Mantha on Wed, Nov 28, 2012

Establishing a strong foundation of data governance is important for a master data management (MDM) initiative to succeed, as I outlined in my last post. But it’s not enough. In addition to a governance model, we have to set the right expectations about what MDM is and what its implications are.


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Customer Data Governance: 4 Reasons Why You Should Rule Your Data

Posted by Bhargav Mantha on Mon, Oct 15, 2012

In a conversation with one of my technology clients on launching a Master Data Management (MDM) program, we discussed why the failure rate for such initiatives is so high. One of the reasons is that companies often ignore data governance, or it is almost always an afterthought in any customer data integration project.

It made me think that if data governance is so important—but often ignored—companies may not really understand the need for data governance.


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