Latest Trends Followed in Data Integration

By CIO Review Europe | Thursday, April 08, 2021

Companies need to invest in a reliable data integration platform with the increasing amount of data. 

FREMONT, CA: The objective of the data warehouse is to answer critical business questions. The formula to accomplish this objective is known as consolidated data. The data warehouses' foundation is the collection of data from various subject areas and applications into a single repository.

To make data understandable and reliable, data model designers and ETL architects must tackle data formats, various source systems, and semantic meaning of the data with the help of metadata, cleaning tools, and patience. It establishes a common language within the business, allowing crucial concepts like "customer," "end of the month," and "price elasticity" to be calculated and understood consistently. The core of data warehousing is formed with the collection, cleanup, and unification.

Data integration involves three main procedures, which are data access, data federation, and change capture. When these three methods are effectively applied, data can be accessed and made available by various Extract, Transform, Load (ETL), analysis tools, and data warehousing environments.

Embrace Automation

The goal of automation is to reduce human effort while enhancing the quality and value of the company's data. It's about automating routine manual activities such as data validation, data entry, report compilation, information exchange, and email and notification delivery on an individual level.

Start by defining which manual processes involve repetitive tasks or multiple handoffs to accept automation. Investing a few hours in developing an automated data processing workflow in FME or implementing a self-serve data portal for functions that the team performs regularly will save the companies a lot of time in the long run.

Evolve Toward the Cloud

Organizations are shifting to the cloud for many reasons, the most prominent of which is remote work growth. Companies that had already implemented a cloud-based technology hardly faltered when most of the population was forced to operate from home in 2020. Even if employees can return to the workplace, companies will see a permanent or long-term change where more people will prefer to work remotely.

Apart from remote workers, conventional on-premises businesses have been moving to the cloud for various reasons. Due to the cloud's scalability and elasticity, companies can only pay for what they utilize, while serverless services and computing resources such as Kubernetes allow for more flexibility.

See also: Top Cloud Companies

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