A mature data governance program includes two key functions: policy making and tactical/operational execution and enforcement. Data governance is the decision-rights and policy-making for corporate data, data management is the tactical execution of those policies. Both require executive commitment. Both require investment. But data governance by definition is business-driven, while data management is an IT function that is diverse, skills-rich, and ideally reporting to the CIO.
And we have indeed a very large breadth of data management capabilities, with one integrated platform that provides for>> data access>> data integration>> data federation>> data quality>> master data management>> And finally data governance which actuallyencompasses two aspects:firstly, some data stewardship functionality to streamline the collaboration between the business and the ITand secondly,the best practices involved in orchestrating people, processes and technologies to align data management initiatives to the corporate business objectives.This modular approach helps companies expand and adapt their use of SAS Data Management as their needs evolve.It is worth noting that this platform is entirely home-built and fully integrated with other SAS analytics offering and other business solutions such as Decision Management, Risk Information Management, Customer Information Management, etc.The new release of SAS data management platform that is going to be officially announced this week is a game changer. There are 3 takeaways you should remember:Firstly, the DM platform is not just rebranded from DF to SAS, but the products are being integrated into a cohesive stack that shares common metadataSecondly, the new SAS Federation Server provides a simple, secure approach for data virtualization Thirdly, upgraded SAS Data Management delivers big data payoff with new in-database data quality capabilities, improved event-stream processing, speedier performance in SAS/Access engines and new capabilities to access data from SAP HANA, PostgresSQL, Vertica, and broader platform support from AsterDatanCluister and Hadoop.