Data architectures

Data architecture is a sub-discipline of IT architecture. This sub-discipline deals with the basic structures as well as the fundamentals of information and data, its construction, and its use within an organisation (such as in a company).

The goal here is to provide people or companies with appropriate data when they need it.

For example, if a company needed certain data in the past, a request was sent to IT, which then provided a suitable system to supply the required data. This was a long and laborious process. This significantly slowed down the implementation of corporate strategies and could put companies at a competitive disadvantage.

Thanks to the introduction of modern data architecture, a company is able to obtain data regarding changes in its business strategy in the short term, in order to implement changes rapidly. In this case, the use of a cloud solution is also extremely helpful in terms of speed.

Data architect

A company needs a data architect to implement and introduce its data architecture. This is sometimes also referred to as a Chief Collaborator. This person subsequently coordinates individual departments, business partners and external providers in order to implement the company’s goals for defining a data strategy. This is achieved by defining the data architecture and the data vision, the structure of the data and by defining the data flow.

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