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Be more effective with your ‘Data Fabric’

As companies automate their processes, data remains critical to providing business value. As a result, a growing number of enterprises are looking to adopt a data fabric architecture. The term data fabric refers to the process of weaving together data from internal silos and external sources to create a network of information to power apps, artificial intelligence (AI), and analytics.

Gartner recently identified “data fabric” as one of the “Top 10 Data and Analytics Technology Trends for 2021.”  As with any hot new tech term, you might be wondering: “What is data fabric?” and “Why do I need it?” Gartner defines data fabric as a design concept that serves as an integrated layer (fabric) of data and connecting processes. Data fabrics utilize continuous analytics to support the design, deployment, and use of integrated data across hybrid and multicloud platforms. However, it's nearly impossible to achieve a cohesive data fabric without first mastering end-to-end integration across the organization's technology stack.

Recent data shows two-thirds of IT executives agree that automating end-to-end integration processes is their top integration initiative that will drive the most value for their business. Unlike other approaches, a data fabric integrates existing data management systems and applications. For example, with a data fabric, a supply chain leader can add new assets and information to existing data (such as known relationships between suppliers) to detect production delays more rapidly and improve decision making.

For these reasons, data fabrics are quickly becoming viewed as the next step in data integration. However, for customized data fabrics to deliver business value, enterprises must ensure they have a solid technology base with robust data integration.

Today, having an agile approach to data management is a top priority for organizations due to the increasingly diverse, distributed, and complex business environment. Although some analysts are calling data fabrics the future of data management, this potential cannot be fully realized without the proper technology infrastructure in place, including integration technology in particular.

We have been tirelessly working to improve our product and services and we believe that the ED cloud will help improve the Data Fabric at your organization.


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