With more companies utilizing a variety of tools to back up their data, enterprises are looking to offload some of that information into a space that is offsite and cost-effective. Cloud could be the answer as it has transformed computing, making it less expensive, easier and faster to create, deploy, and run applications as well as store enormous quantities of data.
A recent survey done in May and underwritten by Oracle (2015 IOUG Data Integration Cloud Survey) found that a majority of enterprises are now implementing or considering cloud-based applications and infrastructure to manage their mission-critical systems.
According to the survey report, cloud services—particularly private and hybrid clouds—are now part of mainstream IT, and with it, comes greater comfort in not only storing and fetching data, but also doing the complex, behind-the-scenes integration work organizations now need. The opportunities presented by cloud data integration occur on two levels. First, storing data in the cloud itself affords a degree of standardization and access that is often difficult to replicate across on-premises enterprise systems. Second, as organizations move to hybrid cloud approaches, the need to enable the movement of data between cloud and on-premises environments requires new thinking about the data integration challenge.
Cloud improves organizations’ flexibility and accessibility. Spanning services of all types, including software as a service, database as a service, infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, cloud puts a range of technologies within users’ easy reach - when they need it, where they need it, with the ability to scale elastically.
Data-driven requirements—such as big data analytics and backup—are the motivating factors behind many cloud initiatives, according to the Unisphere Research survey.
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