ChannelVision Magazine

EMERGENT Google alone, for instance, registers about 40,000 search queries per second, or 1.2 tril- lion every year — and that’s just one platform. By 2020, it’s estimated that the accumulated volume of big data across all global systems will swell to about 44 ZB, or 44 trillion GB. In other words, by 2020, it’s expected there will be as many data bits on earthly severs and devices as there are stars in the universe. This is problematic, from a data gover- nance standpoint. Most enterprises today are already struggling to handle the sheer volume of information they are taking in on a daily basis. As businesses take in more data in the coming years, it will be increasingly difficult to discover, manage, understand and guard it. Fortunately, data governance is becoming easier thanks to recent advancements in the cataloging space. A growing number of en- terprises are now integrating data cataloging solutions that enable end users of all back- grounds and skill sets — from data scientists to developers to sales and marketing manag- ers — to easily discover and extract hidden metadata in their applications. “[Global enterprises] often use hundreds of different tools and storage mechanisms, as well tens or even hundreds of thousands of da- tabase instances,” explained Satyen Sangani, Data Cataloging Hits the Channel T he term “big data” is a massive understatement. By Gerald Baldino Data Increases Previous 12 Months Source: 451 Research Over the past 12 months, has there been an increase in the amount of data your organization has under management? Significant increase Moderate increase Slight increase 6% 13% 31% 45% 47% 33% < 10,000 employees > 10,000 employees Revenue $B Channel Vision | September - October, 2018 14