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Does Your NoSQL DBMS Result in Information Governance Debt?

Published: 03 December 2013

ID: G00257910

Analyst(s): Ted Friedman , Nick Heudecker


Development speed and efficiency are key drivers in the adoption and deployment of NoSQL. Information management leaders must temper this enthusiasm by understanding how NoSQL DBMSs introduce information governance debt.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


  • Now for the Bad News: Information Governance Debt

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Flexible schema databases support storage of structured and unstructured data falling outside of established information governance practices
  • NoSQL databases complicate information governance by moving business logic from the data store to the application tier
  • NoSQL DBMSs are additive in most environments, increasing data movement and the number of storage locations

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