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Make Data Work
March 5–6, 2018: Training
March 6–8, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

The rise of big data governance: Insight on this emerging trend from active open source initiatives

John Mertic (The Linux Foundation), Maryna Strelchuk (ING)
1:50pm2:30pm Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Who is this presentation for?

  • Anyone facing data governance challenges

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of big data and data governance

What you'll learn

  • Understand the role of metadata, the need for a cross-technology view on metadata, the role of Apache Atlas as a reference implementation, and the role of ODPi in offering value-added services, such as certification


Each of today‚Äôs most forward-thinking enterprises have been forced to face similar data challenges: the reliance on real-time data to better serve their customers and, subsequently, the requirement of complying with regulations to protect that data, such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

John Mertic and Maryna Strelchuk detail the benefits of a vendor-neutral approach to data governance, explain the need for an open metadata standard, and share how companies like ING, IBM, Hortonworks, and more are delivering solutions to this challenge as an open source initiative. The solution to this emerging challenge is a tricky one. For companies like ING, this data governance challenge has been met with metadata, a consistent view across a large heterogeneous ecosystem, and collaboration with an active open source community.

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John Mertic

The Linux Foundation

John Mertic is director of program management for ODPi and the Open Mainframe Project at the Linux Foundation. John comes from a PHP and open source background. Previously, he was director of business development software alliances at Bitnami, a developer, evangelist, and partnership leader at SugarCRM, board member at OW2, president of OpenSocial, and a frequent speaker at conferences around the world. As an avid writer, John has published articles on IBM Developerworks, Apple Developer Connection, and PHP Architect and authored The Definitive Guide to SugarCRM: Better Business Applications and Building on SugarCRM.

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Maryna Strelchuk


Maryna Strelchuk is an Information Architect and Application Developer at ING. She has a background in software development and Artificial Intelligence. Currently, she is involved in the Open Metadata initiative, including Apache Atlas.