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Does Custom-Coded Data Integration Stack Up to Tools?

Published: 05 September 2016

ID: G00310055

Analyst(s): Mark Beyer , Eric Thoo , Ehtisham Zaidi


Information management infrastructure architects and lead implementers must always choose between using tool-based or custom-code development for data integration. Both have their place. Here, we lay out the key decision points for making an informed choice.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Prevent Preferences From Clouding Your Implementation Decisions
  • Both Custom-Code and Tool-Based Approaches Require the Basics
  • Recognize Your Organization's Maturity Level and Technology Adoption Patterns
  • Utilize Bimodal and Pace-Layering Practices to Guide Tools Versus Custom Options

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