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.
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.
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.
Imagine, you have launched your Data Governance program 5 years ago. Over those years a lot happened: your team designed and implemented a complete Data Governance strategy. You can proudly call yourself GDPR compliant, your knowledge workers (e.g. data scientists) have access to data they trust and data is managed on a daily basis. You might think of taking the foot off the accelerator, but why not gear up? Automated data quality checks, data monetization opportunities and/or making your data management more efficient. Think big!