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Select Your Data Platform

Make complex tasks simple by applying proven methodology.

Every organization needs a data management (DM) platform that enables the DM capabilities required. This could be a daunting task because:

  • Every organization has a unique set of requirements for the DM platform.
  • Software products are difficult to compare because every vendor provides a unique set of features.
  • Software vendors are interested in getting as large a footprint as possible.
  • Some products from different categories offer the same functionalities.
  • Some products are just not compatible.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Technology requirements start with the business goals.
  • Data platform selection should be based on common best practices and, at the same time, be optimized for the organization’s specific needs and goals and support an evolutionary platform development.
  • What is best for one organization may be totally unacceptable for another – all for very valid reasons.

Impact and Result

Understand your current environment and use proven reference architecture patterns to expedite building the data management platform that matches your needs.

  • Use a holistic approach.
  • Understand your goals and priorities.
  • Picture your target-state architecture.
  • Identify your current technology coverage.
  • Select the software covering the gaps in technology enablement based on feature/functional enablement descriptions as well as vendor and deployment preferences.

Select Your Data Platform Research & Tools

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out what challenges are typically in the way of designing a data platform, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand how we can support you in completing this project.

1. Select your data platform

Assess your current environment, find the right reference architecture pattern, and match identified capabilities with software features.

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A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your IT problems.

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Make complex tasks simple by applying proven methodology.

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Get the help you need in this 1-phase advisory process. You'll receive 7 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

  • Call #1 - Scope requirements, objectives, and your specific challenges with the data platform.
  • Call #2 - Assess your current environment.
  • Call #3 - Select the target architecture pattern.
  • Call #4 - Download and customize your architecture pattern.
  • Call #5 - Finalize your architecture pattern based on Info-Tech’s architecture pattern.
  • Call #6 - Match identified capabilities with software features.
  • Call #7 - Shortlist vendors covering all the capabilities.


Igor Ikonnikov

Rajesh Parab

Search Code: 97761
Last Revised: October 26, 2021

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