Gartner Research

Assessing Cloud Data Integration Options

Published: 11 June 2020

ID: G00430089

Analyst(s): Dk Mukherjee


The proliferation of data across on-premises and cloud environments has prompted organizations to fortify their cloud data integration strategy. Data and analytics technical professionals need to craft an adaptable CDI architecture that optimizes integration of heterogeneous and multifaceted data.

Table Of Contents


  • Cloud-Based Data Integration Is an Attractive Proposition
    • Challenges for CDI
  • Proposed CDI Framework
    • Stream Data Delivery
    • Generators of Data
    • Data Replication and Change Data Capture (CDC)
    • Data Virtualization
    • Common Architectural Pattern
    • Batch Data Movement — Enhancements in the Cloud
  • The Hurdle — Need for a Data Reconciliation Engine
    • CDI Adoption Factors
    • ETL
    • Management and Deployment
    • Performance and Scalability
    • CDI Security
    • CDI for Semistructured/Unstructured Data
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


  • CDI — Enhancements
    • Fundamental Principles
    • CDI Containerization
    • Emerging CDI Domains
    • Requirements of a Reliable and Versatile CDI Framework

The Details

  • How CDI Has Met Some Common Challenges
  • Use Cases
    • IoT Data
    • Clickstream Analytics
    • Unite Real-Time and Batch Analytics Using the Big Data Lambda Architecture, Without Servers
    • Event-Driven Update to an Application
    • Ingest Streaming News Articles and Filter Fake News

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