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Large data volumes from multiple sources make it increasingly difficult for IT departments to provide their business users with consolidated and accurate data for decision making. Business Intelligence (BI) is useless if it is based on either incomplete or poor-quality data. Data Integration Tools eliminate this risk.
What Are Data Integration Tools?
Data Integration Tools consist of technologies that integrate and consolidate all data types from various internal and external sources into target destinations such as databases, data-marts, data-warehouses, and files. Data Integration Tools are essential for BI as they feed the data-warehouses and data-marts that form the foundation of a reliable analytical system.