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How microservices take the complexity out of governance

Governance: it’s not a developer’s favorite word, but it’s a necessary part of ensuring software quality. Especially as apps become increasingly sophisticated, governance can be a complex and costly task.

In this expert e-guide, we explore a distributed, microservices-based approach to governance in a modern app architecture. Learn about:

  • The elements of microservices governance
  • The key role of APIs in governance
  • How to adapt IT for microservices with automation tools
  • And more 

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  • Data governance 101: Creating a framework

    In order to become more data-driven, businesses need to think more strategically about governing the data they’re looking to be driven by.

    As a result, implementing an effective data governance plan comes down to not only picking the right tools but coordinating multiple business units, getting them involved, and possibly rethinking your operating model.

    In this expert e-guide, we explore how to create an enterprise data governance framework. Uncover some strategic best practices for big data governance so that you can boost data quality and prevent critical inconsistencies. 

  • Next Generation Governance. Now.

    It can be tough to implement effective data governance frameworks and solutions because of the difficulty you might face garnering employee buy-in or dealing with disparate data sets, changing workflows, and challenging compliance requirements.

    Alation’s next generation data governance takes a people-centric approach and uses automated technology to foster a collaborative, effective governance environment.

    The results?

    Up to 364% ROI and deployment within 6-12 weeks, according to one Forrester report.

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  • Data Governance for Dummies

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  • Is your business ready for data governance software?

    It's important to ensure your organization is ready for a governance tool, or your software purchase is likely to fall flat. This e-guide takes a look at three different scenarios where data governance tools are often used to help you determine if your organization is ready for data governance software.

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    Inside, discover how to innovate your existing data governance strategy with the help of an intelligent data catalog. Explore how an intelligent data catalog can help streamline operational compliance with data governance expectations, and decide if an intelligent data catalog is right for your organization's data governance goals.

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  • Benefits of offensive data governance

    It’s a data-driven world. So, how can your organization succeed in it? Read this white paper to learn how, by leveraging an offensive data governance strategy, you can catalyze your business’s growth.

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  • Data governance for all seasons and reasons

    To promote business buy-in and avoid resistance to governance policies, programs should be business-driven, with data owners involved and the data governance committee making the decisions on standards, policies and rules. This infographic highlights some of the best practices for implementing and managing data governance programs.

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    In this white paper, we explore how Alation helps customers deliver on the promise of active data governance with its Data Governance App and Service Offering. These data winners create and apply digital technologies, especially AI, to transform industry business models and deliver new value for customers. Download this PDF to learn more

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  • Orchestrating A Data Governance Strategy in Manufacturing

    The manufacturing industry continues to evolve into a digitized data landscape, presenting companies with many new challenges. For data challenges, the best solution is to implement a data governance framework. Read on to learn about 9 best practices that should be considered when establishing a formal data governance strategy in manufacturing.

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    This white paper will focus on how an architecture of different technologies and technological capabilities supports data governance. Read on to learn why the key to a successful data architecture is bringing together various software to efficiently address data challenges.

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  • Data governance more important now than ever

    As organisations generate and store ever-increasing volumes of data, governance of that data has never been more important. In this e-guide, we discuss why good data governance is good business, why it's essential to data security and examine the state of GDPR after its first year being in effect.

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  • Why AI governance is a business imperative for scaling enterprise artificial intelligence

    Interest and adoption of AI is escalating quickly with the introduction of generative AI. According to IDC, enterprises worldwide are expected to invest $151 billion on AI solutions in 2023. Despite the growth, there are barriers to adoption, including lack of AI governance and risk management solutions. Access this white paper to learn more.

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  • A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to cloud-native architectures

    Cloud-native architectures are seen as the future for businesses. In this 16-page buyer's guide, Computer Weekly looks at the influence of DevOps and microservices-based technology, the continued importance of security in containers for software development and the suitability of Microsoft Azure for deploying cloud-native applications

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    The data governance market is no longer just about regulatory compliance; today, it helps businesses realize the true potential of their data. This Forrester Wave report evaluates 7 of the top vendors in the data governance space across 29 criteria. Read on to learn how they stack up and determine which solution is best fit for your business.

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    Use this expert guide to explore the myriad of benefits that an information governance system can provide your business. Discover how records management can be improved when used alongside newer technologies such as analytics and BI.

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  • Retail giant Unilever achieves DevOps transformation with Qualitest

    A global consumer goods company achieved a successful enterprise-wide DevOps transformation with Qualitest's help. They implemented a standardized Quality Assurance Governance Framework, reducing regression testing time by over 95%. Read the full case study to learn how they transformed their DevOps processes.

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    According to recent Forrester research, 73% of organizations are planning to increase spending on data governance solutions. In this webcast, you’ll hear from industry experts as they discuss trends around data governance and how organizations can navigate a changing landscape to strengthen their insights-driven capabilities. Tune in to learn more.

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    As the volume of data continues to snowball and organizations increasingly adopt AI, the need for a robust data governance strategy has become even more critical for success. This e-book examines how a lakehouse architecture with unified data and AI governance can help. Read on to learn how you build customer trust for your business.

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    In this expert e-guide, we explore key evaluation factors for selecting the right data governance tool to suit the needs of your organization. Find out which metrics matter most when it comes to picking your tool, like handling metadata objects, managing data quality, addressing unstructured data, and more.

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  • CW ASEAN, November 2018: Blockchain is no 'magic wand' for security

    Blockchain is all the rage, although the technology is so much more than just about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. In this issue of CW ASEAN, we examine how blockchain is being applied in cyber security, and whether the technology is really as secure as claimed by its proponents. Read the issue now.

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  • Customer Case Study: Crocs, Inc.

    To maximize their data assets, Crocs needed to put a higher priority on governing the data they rely on for insights and decision-making. Tap into this case study to learn why Crocs chose Alation as its data catalog to address its data governance needs and enable benefits such as speed change management, aligned data definitions and more.

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  • Governance for AI in app development: Why it’s necessary but underutilized

    More organizations are turning to generative AI for its many business use cases. It’s been especially helpful for IT teams that use it for low-code and no-code application development. But, if your organization doesn’t have proper governance and controls, you risk app sprawl and wasted resources. Read on to learn how to establish solid IT controls.

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  • SailPoint, IBM, Oracle, and more: Comparing IGA vendors

    Traditionally, identity governance administration (IGA) was called the passive side of governance, where organizations would implement largely on premises to improve their regulatory compliance positions. This report provides an overview of the current IGA solution market, highlighting and comparing the leading vendors. Read on to learn more.

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