Words of Advice on Cloud Integration

Great post today on the Informatica Perspectives blog by David Linthicum:  The Achilles Heel Of Cloud Computing – Data Integration. He provides some very useful advice about possible MDM issues, security and data governance and makes the following recommendations:

  1. Consider the overall requirements of the business. Sounds obvious, but many who deploy cloud computing systems do not have a complete understanding of the overall business requirements.”
  2. Focus on the holistic architecture, on-premise and cloud-delivered, including how they will and should exchange data to support the core business.”
  3. Select the right data integration technology for the job, and do so only after taking everything into account. You’ll find that there are both on-premise and on-demand options, and in many instances you may have to mix and match solutions.”

And if you’re in the midst of moving to or implementing cloud applications (SaaS) like salesforce.com, cloud platforms (PaaS)  like Force.com, or cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS)  like Amazon EC2, take a minute to write down his conclusion and make it visible to everyone involved in the initiative:

“You can’t do the cloud without data integration, and until we get data integration right, you can’t do the cloud. “

You can read the entire post here.

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