Gartner Research

Best Practices for Big Data Maturity in Financial Services

Published: 15 August 2012

ID: G00233996

Analyst(s): Mary Knox


Banks' big data initiatives are in their infancy. To mature, these initiatives must be brought under the banks' data governance practices. Data governance policies must be re-engineered to meet the new data requirements.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Current State of Big Data Initiatives in Financial Services
  • Best Practice 1: When Talking About Big Data, Ensure That Everyone Is Using the Same Definition, Preferably a Broad Definition Such as Gartner's
  • Best Practice 2: Identify the Business Benefit of Big Data Initiatives
  • Best Practice 3: Include Big Data Initiatives Under the Purview of Existing Data Governance and BI Structures
  • Best Practice 4: Re-examine — and Revise and Extend — Data Governance Practices and Precepts to Encompass the Realities of Big Data
  • Best Practice 5: Begin to Experiment With Hybrid Data Architectures That Couple Data Standardization and Centralization With Distributed Architectures, Integration and Transformation to Enable Heterogeneous Big Data Environments

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