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Enterprise data integration with the MarkLogic Data Hub Framework

Data integration is one of the most familiar and difficult business challenges. For years, we have invested in technologies that are inflexible by modern standards, but today’s demands for agility and volume cannot be met by yesterday’s systems and strategies. Due to the vast accumulation of data in legacy systems and the fragmentation of data into silos by line of business and technology, we face a complex problem. A number of alternative solutions have emerged in response. These tend to have a common theme: ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load). Unfortunately, the usual approaches to ETL are expensive and time consuming. In addition to managing existing data within the enterprise, there are times when we need to integrate new data from external systems. This presents a similar set of problems. Damon Feldman of MarkLogic examined the data integration problem and alternative solutions in his article, Data Lakes, Data Hubs, Federation: Which One Is Best? See also Matt Allen’s … [Read More...]

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