What is data integration?
Data integration is the combination of technical and business processes used to combine data from disparate sources into meaningful and valuable information. A complete data integration solution encompasses discovery, cleansing, monitoring, transforming and delivery of data from a variety of sources.
A new era of computing is unfolding, bringing with it an explosion in the volume, variety and velocity of data. Integration of trusted data improves the success rate of critical projects and key analytics initiatives. Organizations of all sizes need data integration capabilities that fully support their business requirements. They need to integrate data wherever it resides – whether on the mainframe or within big data sources – while applying governance and data-quality best practices. And they need to support big data.
Review this slideshare to learn about IBM client best practices for Big Data Integration success.
How does data integration help your organization?
IBM's data integration solutions enable you to understand, cleanse, monitor, transform and deliver data, as well as to collaborate to bridge the gap between business and IT. IBM provides capabilities for delivering data in real time to business applications, whether through bulk (extract, transform, load (ETL)), virtual (federated) or incremental (change data capture) data delivery.
With IBM, you can ensure that the information that drives your business and your strategic initiatives – from big data and point-of-impact analytics to master data management and data warehousing – is trusted, consistent and governed in real time.
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