Research has shown that the amount of data doubles every two years. With this abundance of data, comes the increased complexity to manage all of it so that business users can have secured, instant access to governed data.
For some businesses, having all this data can feel like a wild frontier. But having an abundance of data should be viewed as an advantage, not as an issue to have to tame. The more data we have at our fingertips the more opportunity for making stronger, more accurate business decisions.
While it can be true that managing current and future data may have its challenges, the challenges are often self-imposed when an organization doesn’t take proper action to round it up and integrate it all into a central location. In other words, data is not untamed, it’s only challenging when it’s not “managed” correctly.
With the proper data infrastructure in place, data is easily managed and controlled for business users to have data at their fingertips to use for analyzing insights, making decisions, solving problems, and predicting trends.
If you’re challenged these days with getting hold of your data, how big will your challenge be in two years? Five years? How will you keep up with all your data? The old adage, “the future is now” has never been more true than when it comes to preparing for a growing volume of data.
Many organizations see this challenge as enormous, throw their hands in the air and look for shortcuts and simplification. They might try a staging layer to simplify connections and improve security, but then when they encounter new difficulties, they try to implement a tool to treat each system.
A tool for extracting data. A tool for transforming data. A tool for modeling data. And on and on goes the tool list.
While this approach may make individual problems easier to handle, it ends up only making the overall implementation more difficult to manage. Each tool requires an expert to maintain it as none of these tools talk to one another. This can become a major pain point, as the tools should be orchestrated.
The good news is that Discovery Hub® doesn’t simply treat the symptoms, it addresses the underlying condition. Discovery Hub is a single, integrated data management platform, which means that you won’t need all these separate, discrete data tools.
It also greatly improves the efficiency of running a business. For instance, business users are able to have instant access to data instead of waiting days or weeks. Secondly, let us understand that not all users’ needs are the same, as power users need raw data, business users need governed data, and casual users need pre-build data models. The good news is that Discovery Hub is specifically designed to fully build and maintain this type of data-discovery architecture.
With Discovery Hub, organizations can bridge the gap between business and IT -- transforming IT from a gatekeeper to a shopkeeper.
So there you have it…Discovery Hub is indeed the pure solution for managing, or shall we say, “corralling,” all of your current and future data.