A data hub is an amalgamation of various data technologies; data warehouse, engineering and data science, that helps effectively determine where, when, and for whom data needs to be mediated, shared, and then linked and/or persisted. It is a modern place for data storage that helps organizations consolidate and store massive hordes of data. A data hub also helps share data to help power analytics and ease AI workloads. 

A data hub serves as a point of intermediation and data exchange. Incorporating Data Hub into your IT Infrastructure will be a great upgrade from accessing data with point-to-point connections to independent silos, and will help streamline data flow across your organization. 

A study conducted by Gartner in 2020 reported that nearly 46% of data and analytics leaders are extensively investing in data hubs, and over 35% plan to use data hubs within the next 12 months. This article will dive deep into why data hubs are being popularly adopted worldwide and what benefits they provide to enterprises.

Key Benefits of Data Hub

A data hub, with its ability to connect many different systems in real-time, is a suitable solution to present-day challenges – exchanging a lot of data in a standardized and swift manner and making the data available for applications like machine learning and reporting. A data hub at its core is more of an approach or a platform, rather than a technology, adopted by enterprises to centralize the view of data across the board. Let’s take a look at some of the key benefits data hubs provide.

  • Centralized Control 

A data hub lets your data become visible from a single console, and this brings with it a plethora of added benefits. One of them is a centralized control for data usage, ownership and sharing. Analysts can now get a proper view of the ‘bigger picture’ by seeing most, if not all of the data landscape. This new perspective then becomes an inventory for data that should be governed, improved, leveraged for business advantage, managed in compliant ways, and so on. Having the bigger picture in constant view also lets users become aware of all relevant data assets, which can help optimize data sharing and collaboration.

  • Better Visibility

A data hub helps in creating better visibility and ease of access to data across the organization. A data hub provides views that make data look simpler and more unified than it actually might be, which is a great advantage in today’s complex multi platform environment. This gives you the ability to create unique views, such as the ones needed for business functions, analytics, marketing and customer service, in a quick and versatile fashion without having the need to carry out time consuming and repetitive migration projects. 

  • Optimal Compliance and Data Governance

Adopting a data hub can help you maintain your security policy in one place and ensure that policy measures are in place to meet regulatory requirements. Data hubs help detect errors and correct them during data pipeline flow, and also help in the creation of complex validation rules to regularly check and prove the quality of underlying data. Having a data hub in your organization can aid in the establishment and management of security settings and policies for identity control.

  • Connected Architecture

Data hubs consolidate data stored in silos into a single unified structure. A data hub is an amalgamation of various elements such as data views, semantic layers, orchestration, and data pipelines, just to name a few. These elements, much like threads that weave together to form a fabric, create a logically connected architecture that can impose order over the hybrid chaos that exists in an enterprise’s complex multiplatform environment.

Why Choose Intone for Your IT Architecture Design and Integration?

With technology systems and standards constantly evolving, a new challenge in the form of aligning and integrating IT systems has risen. Proper alignment of IT systems will increase the adaptability, predictability and ease of maintenance, saving costs and improving efficiency. We understand the importance of this and that’s why Intone’s Information Technology Architecture, Design and Integration Services is the solution that can help you tackle this issue. We offer,

  • An enterprise strategy analysis that helps you develop the right information technology strategy for execution to meet your goals and objectives.
  • Business process measurement and modeling that helps you determine if your organization’s processes meet the organization’s mission and strategies.
  • Well curated and developed roadmaps and detailed plans for business process enhancement
  • Our team can also help identify \ the crucial changes needed at your enterprise to meet the organization’s changing business requirements.
  • Our solution will help build a solid foundation to enable agility, scalability and maximum performance for your organization.

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