“… The most pressing developments for big data governance in 2016 include three dominant themes. Organizations need to enforce it outside the corporate firewalls via the cloud, democratize the level of data stewardship requisite for the burgeoning self-service movement, and provide metadata and semantic consistency to negate the impact of silos while promoting sharing of data across the enterprise. These objectives are best achieved with a degree of foresight and stringency that provides a renewed emphasis on modeling in its myriad forms. According to TopQuadrant co-founder, executive VP and director of TopBraid Technologies Ralph Hodgson, “What you find is the meaning of data governance is shifting. I sometimes get criticized for saying this, but it’s shifting towards a sense of modeling the enterprise.””

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