Data Transformation Influencing Business Strategy
In the war of enterprises, where data is the weapon of choice, self-service data integration and optimization are the newest trends. With the increasing importance of data access and effective data management, traditional IT operations are giving way to ‘free’ analytics and integration as an integral part of business strategy.
Self-Service Data Integration
Several companies have already begun the process of creating a solid data management and optimization framework in 2017 to free their data from the clutches of Data providers and decentralize data integration enabler. In this shifting landscape, data providers are taking heavy hits as the winds of change shift to shared infrastructure, data practices, distributed centers of excellence and frameworks are laying the groundwork for the latest data transformation trend – Self-Service Data Integration or cloud-based data integration.
This latest Big Data trend completely transforms Business Intelligence giving a new meaning to Data Security and Integrity. With an intuitive user interface that is decentralized and lies in the cloud, it is an easy to use, shared solution based on an agile business model that delivers trusted data to business users in time. There is clear visibility into the meta data allowing users to track and monitor even the slightest variations and the extensive documentation reduces risk and chances of error.
The Future of Self-Service Data Integration
Gartner has predicted “widespread access to self-service Business Intelligence by 2017” while Dataversity says, “Self-service integration platforms facilitate the integration of data of virtually any source. By providing a secure browser-based application with which end users can aggregate and exchange data, which is overseen by key IT personnel and deployed in the Cloud, end users are able to vastly accelerate integration processes that formally took substantial amounts of time by eschewing IT involvement.”
Given the current trends, the future looks bright for self-service data integration since it will simply the process of gathering, integrating, and analyzing data to extract business insights. With this change, data integration will no longer be confined to IT, business managers will be able to gather and analyse critical insights to understand business and market trends to make strategic decisions. It will become easier to fulfill user demands for easier, faster integrations saving time, resources, and effort; at the same time, it will provide more control over data security, overall governance, and integrity on a shared platform across the organization.