Facing data proliferation (Damn copies!)

I’m not sure whether or not “data proliferation” is the right term to use in this case, but I think it gives the right idea about something that has been happening since the inception of data storage: copying and reusing data. This practice is not bad per se, but lately it has become an issue because of the quantity of data and the number of copies we make! The severity of the problem is that Multiple copies of primary data sets are made to fulfill many different user and business requests ranging from application development to analytics and sometimes,...

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