Data is one of your company’s most important assets, and data integration constitutes the backbone of your enterprise’s IT systems. Choosing the wrong technology for data integration can cause harmful long-lasting effects that impact not only the IT budget, but also the productivity and responsiveness of critical business divisions within your enterprise.
Getting the right data in the right place at the right time is the key to a successful data integration strategy.
The right data – data that is not only appropriate for the use that is intended, but also that is accurate, and reliable.
The right place – the overall information ecosystem consists of multiple operational and analytical systems, and they all need to benefit from data of the other systems regardless of their locale.
The right time – data can become stale quickly. A decision support system that does not get the data in time is useless. A shipping application that does not get order information before cutoff time isn’t efficient. Getting data in right time – with a latency that is appropriate for the intended use of this data – is one of the most important challenges faced by businesses today.