Efficiently bringing data together from multiple sources
At first glance, data aggregation may seem simple enough to achieve. But in reality it is one of the most critical aspects of any data integration project. Get it wrong and your data can be rendered almost worthless.
Data aggregation can be difficult, mainly because data is often stored in different formats. The data can also be difficult to access, due to arcane data structures that require specialist knowledge.
If a host system cannot export data in a required standard format, bespoke mappings must be developed to extract the data. This can be accomplished in-house by writing a program, or by using a data migration tool. In both cases there is a learning curve and the onus of ongoing maintenance. Many businesses regard this as a non-core activity and, with scarcity of resources, most organisations prefer to focus their attention on areas of more strategic impact.
Our approach is to deliver data aggregation as a service. Whether it is a one-time consolidation or on-going, we use our expertise coupled with our DataHub data movement system to create a personalised solution to specific problems.
The key to DataHub is the ability to update and upgrade mappings as new sources of data are defined. With a hand-coded approach this is just not possible, and it often requires an almost total rewrite each time. This is time-consuming and very expensive, which is why our approach is preferred by our clients.
Aggregate data from diverse sources.
DataHub can connect with almost any database and extract the data required. The extraction occurs at the frequency of your choice. The data is then integrated and sent to you as a single, accurate source.
You have complete control over which data DataHub extracts. You can then choose the exact processing options you require, from data cleansing to data analytics. DataHub then provides you with your data in the best format for your business. For instance, the data can be uploaded into your CRM or sent to you in a range of file formats.
First class security.
First-rate security comes as standard with DataHub, including 2048 bit encryption. The system is fully compliant with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The DataHub software is installed over the internet at the data extraction site and is operational in about 20 minutes. Once installed, it has a minimal footprint and is simple to use.
The DataHub system is managed for you by our consultants. Any changes to data sources or your requirements are implemented by our team, leaving you to focus on using your data.