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Data Retention: Definition and Policy

Joey Jablonski thinks about data retention:

Data retention policies should be defined in a way that they are easy to understand, easy to be implemented programmatically, and should enable engineering teams to operate independently most of the time when working with datasets that are known and already leveraged by the organization. In addition to policy definitions, data governance leaders should ensure changes are part of data literacy plans for training and rollout to ensure awareness across the organization.

This is something that most DBAs provide input into but don’t directly control. Still, it’s good to know some of the challenges around data retention and figure out how to apply it to your organization.