IBM DataWorks Solution Brief
October 17, 2016
The era of cloud computing, big data and the Internet of Things is creating information overload for the enterprise. There is now more data being created and collected than business intelligence and data science teams have the time or resources to analyze. In fact, research from Forrester found that 68 percent of simple BI requests take weeks, months, or longer for IT to fulfill.
In order to stay on top of new data demands and remain competitive, enterprises must find ways to transform line of business professionals into skilled data workers, taking some of the burden off of IT. However, this presents its own challenges: it means empowering business users with the means to quickly sort, prepare, and analyze data from many sources, both on premises and in the cloud, without requiring the deep technical expertise of a database administrator or data scientist.
But with new cloud services like IBM DataWorks, it’s possible to enable both technical and non-technical business users to derive useful insights from data, with point and click access—whether it’s a few Excel sheets stored locally, or a massive database hosted in the cloud.