Change is inevitable in today’s modern digital economy. Organizations that treat their data as a strategic asset are best prepared to manage that change and outpace their competition through transformative, data-centric processes. That’s why leading organizations, such as Bayer and Panera Bread, are turning to data fabrics to ensure access to all their distributed data sources and fully realize the value of their data.
With a modern data fabric architecture, organizations can:
- Overcome data silos
- Unify disparate data sources
- Optimize and accelerate data pipelines
- React quickly to change
Want to overcome complex data challenges and ensure all your critical data is employed for faster, smarter decision making? Read on for an explanation of the benefits of implementing a data fabric architecture.
But first, what exactly is a data fabric?
A data fabric is a modern, distributed data architecture that helps organizations overcome today’s data challenges in a unified way through shared data assets and optimized pipelines. With data management and integration capabilities, a data fabric intelligently simplifies, automates, and accelerates your data pipelines for optimal performance. This can lead to more efficient processes and cost savings on computational resources.
As a result, data fabrics are one of the fastest-growing trends in data and analytics and among the hottest analyst and vendor terms in data management today.
The best part about a data fabric approach is that it supports:
- Data for All Users and Use Cases: Provides timely, consistent, and trusted data for your wide range of analytic, operational, transactional, and governance use cases, as well as business self-service users.
- Data from Any and All Sources: Accesses, combines, and transforms both in-motion and at-rest data from across your diverse, distributed data landscape using metadata, models and pipelines.
- Data that Spans Any Environment: Flexibly spans your distributed on-premises, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments.
Why you should embrace a data fabric architecture
It’s time to take action and modernize your data architecture to unlock the potential of your data. There are many benefits for businesses that successfully implement a data fabric.
Data fabrics are designed to help address your greatest business problems, including:
- Highly distributed, difficult-to-access, poorly integrated business data that leads to poor business decisions and inefficient business processes, reduces customer satisfaction, and slows innovation and growth.
- Business users’ demand for greater data trustworthiness and more self-service despite growing data complexity.
- Real-time data’s new business opportunities that challenge existing data management and integration tools and methods.
- Growing data compliance and privacy regulations that require greater data governance and security.
Expert advice for getting started
With so many opportunities available to those who embrace a data fabric, the answer seems obvious. But taking the next step toward successful implementation requires more research and advice from industry experts. A recent ebook from O’Reilly, “Data Fabric as Modern Data Architecture,” is an excellent resource for any organization considering a data fabric architecture.
In this guide, you will get the answers to three key questions about data fabrics:
- Why build a data fabric?
- The limits of existing data architectures
- What success looks like
- What is a data fabric?
- The architectural pattern of a data fabric
- Building a data fabric is a journey
- How to get started?
- Five pieces of advice for getting started on a data fabric
- Best practices when managing and governing your data fabric
Download the ebook now to learn more about why you should invest in a data fabric and to get essential advice on those first critical steps for building and leveraging your data fabric.
Ready to get started on your data fabric journey? See why TIBCO is uniquely positioned to help your business and IT teams successfully build your data fabric.