Enterprise standards for data and IT are usually strict with appropriate levels of governance and oversight at every step from procurement to usage. Big data technologies are increasingly being asked to deliver value supporting critical applications and workflows. Therefore, the same governance requirements apply to Big Data as well.
The recent Hadoop Summit in San Jose brought out a few themes, some familiar and some hyperbole. One standout observation that is indisputable is that conversations in the conference were no longer about "what" but instead were about "how". Hadoop in particular and the big data ecosystem in general is not only game-changing but has been here for a while now.