Experiment With Blockchains for Data Management Innovation

Archived Published: 22 August 2016 ID: G00314377

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Blockchain technology's data provenance features and trusted interactions could change how data is controlled, shared and governed. Although big technological hurdles remain, innovative data management opportunities are emerging. It's time for data and analytics leaders to start experimenting.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
  • Impacts and Recommendations
    • Blockchain technologies represent a decentralized, transparent transaction ledger that, as an alternative to centralized third-party intermediation, could help data and analytics leaders by eliminating the inefficiencies of traditional data management
    • Current blockchain implementations lack essential information capabilities for data management, which will delay, or perhaps even prevent, the use of blockchains by data and analytics leaders in production environments
      • Blockchain lacks key information capabilities
      • Blockchains also face throughput and capacity challenges
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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