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5 reasons to move your BI environment to the cloud

More and more organizations are considering a move or partial move from an on-premise set-up to a cloud environment. But what's so special about the cloud? Should you migrate or not? In this blogpost we discuss 5 must-consider reasons to move your BI environment to the cloud.

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Azure Data Factory vs on-premise ETL tools

Choosing the right ETL tool for your company is a complex task. Both Azure Data Factory and on-premise tools have their strengths and weaknesses. It's important to understand the parameters and nuances involved to pick the right tool for the job. In this article we'll clarify the key differences and help you make the right decision for your business.

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Microsoft Azure Data Factory as a must-consider alternative for on-premise ETL – tools

When using cloud-based technology your data is processed, stored and maintained in the cloud and not on a physical server at your organization.

This means that no infrastructure is necessary for the set-up and you don’t need to worry about system maintenance. This helps in saving resources (time and money) at the start of a project which can be used to understand requirements of the business. Your cloud solution will also be more adaptable to changing situations : newer features can be added easily and up-scaling is only one click away. By the hand of the different data security protocols and features, you can sleep soundly that your data will be secure in the cloud.

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AI for everyone? It’s no alchemy run by wizards!

We should use AI to make our organization smarter! Chances are you’ve recently heard this statement and see organizations acting to it. Leading companies are using AI across departments to increase productivity. Customer care organizations are using chatbots and speech recognition in their customer contacts. Marketing departments are predicting churn and segmenting their customer base.

Venturing into the field of AI may seem daunting at first. While AI has been hyped immensely in the last decade, it is a deeply technical field. Gartner even made a prediction that 80% of AI will remain alchemy run by wizards whose talents won’t scale in the organization. Your organization probably doesn’t have the scale and technological know-how of Google, Apple or Facebook. This might lead you to conclude that developing AI models isn’t for you. You are right, partially.

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