Presented By O’Reilly and Cloudera
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 (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

Linux Foundation

John Mertic is the director of program management for the Linux Foundation. Under his leadership, he’s helped ASWF, ODPi, Open Mainframe Project, and R Consortium accelerate open source innovation and transform industries. John has an open source career spanning two decades, both as a contributor to projects such as SugarCRM and PHP and in open source leadership roles at SugarCRM, OW2, and OpenSocial. With an extensive open source background, he’s a regular speaker at various Linux Foundation and other industry trade shows each year. John’s also an avid writer and has authored two books The Definitive Guide to SugarCRM: Better Business Applications and Building on SugarCRM, as well as published articles on IBM developerWorks, Apple Developer Connection, and PHP Architect.

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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.