Many organizations are currently reevaluating their approaches to reporting and analytics and reconsidering their commitments to the traditional on-premises enterprise data warehouse. With a growing array of platform alternatives, data warehouse modernization is rapidly becoming more attractive.
That being said, if your organization truly wants to modernize its reporting, business intelligence, and analytics capabilities, don’t settle for a legacy platform approach that focuses on a monolithic data warehouse appliance deployed within your on-premises data center.
Within the last five years, there have been drastic changes in the analytics landscape, including:
- The maturation of open source technologies to the point that they are ready for prime time
- Rapidly exploding volumes of highly diverse data streaming at or near real time
- Cloud platform economics that provide on-demand, high-performance, scalable computing resources at a fraction of the cost of on-premises big iron
- The evolution of a broad and diverse collection of analytics personas with different levels of skill and demands
An organization can no longer depend on incremental system upgrades. To stay on track, organizations must modernize their reporting and analytics environments to adapt to evolving technology.
In this TDWI Checklist Report, we consider what it means to transition to a modern reporting and analytics environment and provide guidance that can pinpoint the challenges and opportunities presented when transitioning to a cloud-based analytics architecture.