Master data management may not attract the same level of excitement as fashionable topics such as DataOps or Data Platforms, but it remains one of the most significant aspects of an organization’s strategic approach to data management. Having trust in data is critical to the ability of an organization to make data-driven business decisions. Along with data quality, MDM enables organizations to ensure data is accurate, complete and consistent to fulfill operational business objectives.
Topics: Data Governance, Data Management, Data, data operations
The data platforms market has traditionally been divided between products specifically designed to support operational or analytic workloads, with other market segments having emerged in recent years for data platforms targeted specifically at data science and machine learning (ML), as well as real-time analytics. More recently, we have seen vendor strategies evolving to provide a more consolidated approach, with data platforms designed to address a combination of analytics and data science, as well as hybrid operational and analytic processing. Snowflake, which has been hugely successful in recent years with its cloud-based analytic data platform, is a prime example. The company has expanded its purview to address data engineering and data science, as well as transactional data. Additionally, it now provides users with the ability to access and process data in on-premises environments as part of its strategy to address an increasing range of use cases.
Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Data, Digital Technology, AI & Machine Learning, Analytics & Data, analytic data platforms, Operational Data Platforms