My takeaways from the Hadoop Summit in San Jose: coining risk

The on-going buzz around BigData and IoT is fueling a continuously evolving ecosystem of tools, containers, and information management technology. Every business and every vendor is looking at better, faster, and smarter ways to address a broad set of new capabilities needed to support BigData and IoT in a holistic way.

Multiple technologies, proven or emerging, can always be cobbled together by developers and engineers with the goal to give data scientists the best possible environment to analyze data. The ability to process, aggregate, or extract information as quickly as possible to further any business initiative is the ultimate end game.

However, key to the longevity and success of any modern solution, based on a rapidly evolving technology, is that the foundation accommodates, by design, all the constraints of doing business.

One category of constraints is security and compliance. Regardless of the components added along the way, the solution needs to support the enforcement of security policies and support the compliance process. These are two sides of the same coin.

How you establish this relationship, as part of the fast paced changes in technologies, directly determines the level of risk your business faces. Risk is tied directly to the level of your liability. The changes on the geopolitical basis, the growing rules for protection by individual protection agencies, along with their accompanying fines, is going to be part of doing business. You need a flexible, adaptive functional enforcement and audit solution, designed to support your business goals.