Data warehouses are a critical aspect of an enterprise’s operations; they integrate and aggregate data from multiple sources for analysis and decision-making. Today, as business processes evolve and the complexity of data continues to grow rapidly, cloud-based data warehouses are emerging as the most effective way to house an enterprise’s data. Here are 8 essential reasons for this transformative shift:
1. Increased elasticity with lowered costs
The most tangible benefit of moving to the cloud is the reduction of costs. The cloud model significantly lowers complexity and time-to-value. Maintaining an on-premise data warehouse can get very expensive; it is difficult to successfully manage an enterprise’s ever-expanding data needs.
Multiple upfront costs that come from the physical storage of data, like hardware, server rooms, electricity, security, deployment costs, depreciation, employing additional staff to protect the servers, etc, can be avoided by moving to the cloud. Moreover, each of these aspects provides a limited capacity. By establishing a data warehouse in the cloud, elasticity increases; your enterprise’s system can instantly and flexibly scale to deliver as much computing power as required in order to scale your operations.
With a cloud-based data warehouse, you can store exactly as much as you need — just as you can expand, you can also shrink what you are paying for in order to quickly cut costs.
2. Ease and Speed of Deployment
Cloud-based data warehouses simplify deployment to a great extent. Since the infrastructure and software are prepared in advance, users do not have to worry about technical work and can focus on running operations in the cloud. In the case of traditional warehouses, on the other hand, IT teams have to estimate, sometimes years in advance, how much storage power would be required to meet the long-term requirements of the enterprise.
Today, cloud-based data warehousing allows you to bypass many of these detailed and complicated processes. On the cloud, users can build their own data warehouse or sandbox in a matter of minutes. Users benefit from vital tools to support the enterprise’s system of data processing, including data access, analysis, conversion, and reporting. Rich and varied functions such as data management, predictive analysis, and visualization, are largely simplified.
Having a data warehouse in the cloud ensures that enterprises pay only for the resources that are essential at a time when they are most needed. Project planning and management, in addition to system design, development, configuration, and implementation are covered with ease at lowered costs.
3. Heightened Security
Enterprises are gradually beginning to understand that a data warehouse in the cloud can be more secure than an on-premise system if the right precautionary measures are taken; of course, selecting a cloud model with a strong security support system for data and encryption is crucial.
When you accurately assess your enterprise’s security and data privacy needs, running and storing information in a cloud-based warehouse is safer in many respects.
4. Enhanced Capabilities
The overall quality of the data warehouse is vastly improved by running operations in the cloud. Business intelligence is greater, and applications deliver faster and sharper insights into business processes as the availability and performance are enhanced.
The value of a business is largely driven by data and determined by the way the data is used. For a lot of enterprises, data is the most important capital they have, and therefore, a true indicator of where the business stands. By moving to the cloud, the entire range of data warehousing, from business analytics to IoT (Internet of Things), is integrated as a single solution.
5. Simplified and Strong Management of Data Integration
Your enterprise can benefit greatly from moving data for analysis to a cloud environment. You can actively manage data access and integration; the following are the advantages of having your data integrated through a cloud-based warehouse:
- Ease of connection between each data source you require and the cloud data warehouse.
- Simplified and effective real-time change data capture (CDC) and access
- Simplified data compression, making the movement of data between its source and the warehouse faster, smoother and more efficient.
Today, data comes in from several different sources, making it difficult to manage. A reliable data integration service covers compression of data, its transmission, data preparation, and efficient data loading.
On-premise data warehouses do not enable an enterprise to quickly and effectively scale storage. The greater the volume, the more you will need to compute, and the rapidly rising costs become harder to manage. With cloud-based data warehouses, on the other hand, the scope for scalability is limitless. As your enterprise grows and the system’s data becomes increasingly complex, you benefit greatly from a customizable cloud-based system, which can scale along with your enterprise.
Today, many enterprises are affected by stagnation as a result of outdated architecture lacking the speed and agility of an efficient cloud-based solution. CloudNow ensures that your migration to cloud infrastructure and application platform is seamless, with powerful automated services in place for testing and operations. Our streamlined, state-of-the-art solution offers data mobility, security, and a true DevOps approach, CloudNow comprehensively covers all aspects of integration and deployment of data.
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