Data Integration is the problem of combining data residing at different sources and providing the user with a unified view of these data. This important problem emerges in a variety of situations both commercial (when two similar companies need to merge their databases) and scientific. Data integration appears with increasing frequency as the volume and the need to share existing data increases.
Every corner of an enterprise needs technology to build new applications for their specific function or customer. IT needs to transform from its traditional function as the sole technology provider to become an adaptive, responsive and nimble organization that can keep up with the pace of the digital era as well as embrace the opportunities provided by a change-driven environment. This transformation can occur only if IT transforms itself into a strategic business enabler rather than a centralized technology function.
Being an enabler means that IT has to decentralize and democratize application development and data access to the different Lines of Business (LoBs) and functional business partners. This way, IT can concentrate on a partnership with the business - i.e. providing a set of strategic and consistent assets and technology.
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With Cloud adoption gaining momentum, the diversity as well as complexity of
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