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Data Hubs: Understanding the Types, Characteristics and Use Cases

Published: 27 June 2018

ID: G00348875

Analyst(s): Andrew White , Ted Friedman


A data hub strategy that aligns use cases with governance and sharing needs will better align data with business outcomes. By segmenting data hub types and use cases, data and analytics leaders can make optimal and rational choices regarding which types of data hub apply.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Get Familiar With the Various Types of Data Hubs
  • Choose the Most Appropriate Data Hub Architecture by Mapping the Characteristics of Each Type Against Your Requirements
  • Evaluate Vendor Offerings to Determine Their Role in Your Specific Data Hub Architecture and Use-Case Requirements

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