Gartner Research

Renew Your Data Integration Strategy for Digital Business

Published: 15 April 2015

ID: G00274676

Analyst(s): Lakshmi Randall, Eric Thoo


Digital business will intensify data integration challenges. In response, integration leaders need to update data integration strategies to incorporate a portfolio-based approach and combine cloud and on-premises deployment models.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Assess Your Enterprise Needs, and Identify Possible Digital Business Scenarios That Will Require Data Capture and Delivery Across a Broad Range of Use Cases
    • Assess Enterprise Needs With Specific Focus on Digital Business
    • Identify Business Moments That Your Data Integration Strategy Can Possibly Exploit
    • Pursue a Data Integration Strategy That Matches the Speed of Your Digital Business
  • Implement a Portfolio-Based Approach to Your Data Integration Strategy That Extends Beyond ETL to Include Real-Time Flow and Data Federation/Virtualization
    • Take a Portfolio Approach to Address Your Full Range of Data Integration Problems
    • Make Data Integration a Foundational Element of the Information Infrastructure
  • Exploit Complementary Approaches, Such as Hybrid Models, Self-Service and Synergies With Application Integration, to Extend the Flexibility and Adaptability of Your Data Integration Strategy
    • Enable Hybrid Integration Architectures by Using iPaaS
    • Look for the Sweet Spots Around Self-Service Data Preparation
    • Harness the Growing Synergy Between Application and Data Integration

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