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Debunking the Top 3 Blockchain Myths for Data Management

Published: 19 April 2018

ID: G00354025

Analyst(s): Nick Heudecker , Arun Chandrasekaran


Hype for blockchain-based data management is creating myths around how the technology will replace traditional data management technologies. Data and analytics leaders must understand these myths, and the realities behind them, to manage business expectations and temper vendor enthusiasm.

Table Of Contents



  • Myth 1: Blockchain Will Replace Existing Data Management Technologies
    • Data Manipulation
    • Throughput and Scalability
    • Data Integrity
    • Data Integration
    • Analytics
  • Myth 2: Blockchains Are Inherently More Secure Than Alternative Data Stores
    • The Magic Token
    • The Data Vault
  • Myth 3: Emerging, Vertical-Specific Blockchain Data Platforms Simplify Vendor Selection

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