The 10 Commandments of Business Intelligence in Big Data

By Shant Hovsepian

Organizations today don’t use previous generation architectures to store their big data. Why would  they use previous-generation BI tools for big data analysis? When looking at BI tools for your organization, there are 10 “Commandments” you should live by.

First Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Move Big Data

Moving Big Data is expensive: it is big, after all, so physics is against you if you need to load it up and move it. Avoid extracting data out into data marts and cubes, because “extract” means moving, and creates big-data-sized problems in maintenance, network performance additional CPU — on two copies that are logically the same. Pushing BI down to the lower layers to run at the data is what motivated Big Data in the first place.

Second Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Steal!…Or Violate Corporate Security Policy

Security’s not optional. The sadly regular drumbeat of data breaches shows it’s not easy, either. Look for BI tools that can leverage the security model that’s already in place. Big Data can make this easier, with unified security systems like Ranger, Sentry and Knox; even Mongo has an amazing security architecture now. All these models allow you to plug right in, propagate user information all the way up to the application layer, and enforce a visualization’s authorization and the data lineage associated with it along the way. Security as a service: use it.



This article appeared first at on 03/02/2016  and was reposted by Your Daily Tech with permission by the author. To read full article, click here.