Managing Data in the Cloud

Managing Data in the Cloud

A Guide to Help You Manage Data Sources, Quality, Processes, Analytics, and More

Your move to a “cloud first” IT environment presents both challenges and opportunities. To succeed, chief data officers will need to reevaluate their data strategy to simplify and refine existing data processes and practices.

You can run one or more business software applications as a service (SaaS, PaaS, or BPaaS) from a cloud software solution provider, as many companies do for CRM, workforce, supply chain, and other applications. The guidelines discussed in this document will enable you to manage data sources better, including third-party sources. Data quality management, important data processes, and analytics all come into play, along with managing risk and balancing technical considerations.

If you use a data repository hosted in the cloud, such as a data lake or a data warehouse as a service, you can easily take advantage of its analytics and functions for collecting and storing diverse information from numerous sources. Today’s DWaaS options are replacing in-house warehouses for “fast path” business-led initiatives. This means clear advantages in elasticity, efficiency, addressability, and
query optimization.

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