The cloud is no longer a far-off future concept. Most organizations have already moved or are in the process of moving their systems and data to the cloud. But despite this mass adoption, there are still many misconceptions about cloud platforms, including:
- The cloud is one centralized environment
- The cloud stores all the data
- The cloud is a homogenous environment
- The cloud handles data integration
It would be nice if all these statements were true, but cloud platforms aren’t that simple. Most organizations will deploy multiple cloud environments, introducing heterogeneity and data silos that exacerbate data integration challenges. Throwing off these misconceptions is critical for overcoming the most common challenges with implementing cloud platforms.
Read this whitepaper from Rick F. van der Lans, an independent business intelligence analyst at R20/Consultancy, to compare different approaches to overcoming and integrating cloud data silos. And see how data virtualization can help you take full advantage of your cloud platforms.