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Make Data Work
December 1–3, 2015 • Singapore

How to avoid building a "data swamp": Case studies in data management and governance

Mark Donsky (Okera), Naren Koneru (Cloudera)
1:30pm–2:10pm Thursday, 12/03/2015
Security & Governance
Location: 334-335 Level: Intermediate
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Prerequisite Knowledge

Basic understanding of Hadoop use cases and architecture


How can you make sure your data doesn’t get lost in Apache Hadoop? How can users across your company find the data they care about, and know that it’s trustworthy? How can you protect yourself against a data breach? How can you ingest more and more data while meeting these needs?

To take advantage of the rising volume, variety, and speed of data, companies must rethink their data management architectures so they can meet current and future business needs.

Find out how some of the world’s most sophisticated Hadoop deployments are addressing these data challenges head-on, while preserving Hadoop’s flexibility, through an integrated data management and governance approach for Hadoop. We’ll discuss how users can discover, trust, protect, and govern the data that matters most, for its entire lifecycle. This presentation will feature a live demo and cover audit, lineage, unified metadata, policy management, as well as leading partner integrations for end-to-end visibility.

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Mark Donsky


Mark Donsky is a director of product management at Okera, a software provider that provides discovery, access control, and governance at scale for today’s modern heterogenous data environments, where he leads product management. Previously, Mark led data management and governance solutions at Cloudera, and he’s held product management roles at companies such as Wily Technology, where he managed the flagship application performance management solution, and Silver Spring Networks, where he managed big data analytics solutions that reduced greenhouse gas emissions by millions of dollars annually. He holds a BS with honors in computer science from the Western University, Ontario, Canada.

Naren Koneru


Naren Koneru is an engineering manager at Cloudera and leads the navigator development team. Prior to Cloudera, Naren was at Miti, building enterprise-wide metadata and governance solutions. Before joining Miti, Naren spent over seven years with the platform team at Informatica and was instrumental in making PowerCenter the leading data integration platform. He has a master’s in computer science from East Tennessee State University and bachelor’s from Osmania University.