When working in an organization, there are several departments that need and produce data constantly. And a lot of these organizations have this data stored in repositories or databases that need to be accessed to get hold of the data. Now, the problem arises when one department can easily get access to the data, while there are other departments that are seldom secluded from getting near it, which is intransparent and unoptimized altogether. These are known as data silos.
What are data silos? And why does Data Silos smell of Trouble?
Simply put, data silos are disorganized sets of data that are not completely accessible to certain groups, while easily accessible to others.
AS THE DAYS GO BY, MORE AND MORE DATA IS PRODUCED, RESULTING IN A SPIKE IN THE DATA SILOS. THESE SILOS ACT AS A BARRIER TO EFFICIENCY IN WORKING OF THE ENTERPRISE AND LOWERS THE PRODUCTIVITY AND TRUST OF THE ISOLATED DEPARTMENTS IN THE COMPANY.
It is because of these silos that the company is unable to utilize an end-to-end data analysis to achieve a holistic benefit of all the data present. As departments start working in isolation, consolidation becomes difficult, and each department shares a different vision, leading to a non-collaborative environment.
Arrival of iPaas As a blessing in disguise?
Integration of the cloud has to be one of the top priorities of any enterprise in current times. Whether it is expansion of the processes, implementation of new ones, or even the simple act of relocating and backing up the data sets, cloud integration is the answer to all of these questions. And the functionality of making this integration possible is known as Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS).
iPaas delivers a multi-tenant platform that can not only extract high-volumes of data, but also transform and load mobile demands, while supporting real-time integration of electronic data interchange infrastructures.
iPaas also supports on premise, cloud, and B2B integrations, which means that this service can ensure that your applications, databases, and system solutions are all connected and can be accessed by authorized users.
iPaas offers a centralized management location to manage all integrations, enabling organizations to have a better control over their data.
What’s in store for the Future?
Many companies now have started experimenting with bringing in the best possible version of iPaaS onto their plates. One such renowned company is TIBCO.
TIBCO, a global pioneer in enterprise data, is now redefining the iPaas landscape by announcing a number of milestones and automation capabilities for its TIBCO Cloud Integration iPaas. Going beyond the traditional abilities of connecting the admin data and backend applications with iPaas, TIBCO will now be seen enabling frontline business users to quickly streamline and develop new processes that will be automated or even automate the ongoing manual ones, easily and without having to write any codes.
Randy Menon, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Connect and TIBCO Cloud, TIBCO says, “Today’s customers need ways to streamline and automate their business processes, enabling them to operate with greater speed, efficiency, and agility. At TIBCO, we focus on empowering everyone in an organization with easy-to-use tools that allow them to play a key role in ongoing digital transformations. This news showcases how we give all users the power of data insight and connectedness through the ability to deploy applications that have material impact on an organization and its customers, all within days.”
With these added capabilities, TIBCO will be seen solving critical business problems and digitally transforming their key initiatives revolving around data integration. AI and ML-driven recommendations that can connect the fields between disparate data sources is a major step towards removing any data silos.
As iPaas advances, it becomes easier for the people of an organization to update and share their data assets with the rest of the company in an optimized and centralized manner. Hybrid integrations intelligently paired with AI mean that data silos will now be a thing of the past.
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