Is it time for an upgrade in your data integration technology? Or do you just need a tuneup?
It turns out that data integration tools can be just like a car: They can run but become sluggish if they're not properly tuned and if you put too much demand on them. You may find that a data tool runs fine with low volumes, but as your data volumes increase, suddenly you start to see performance issues, according to data integration/SOA/cloud guru David Linthicum.
In a recent Informatica Perspectives post, Linthicum says typically the problem is in one of three areas:
He gives more detailed advice in the blog post, but basically the take away is, have your IT staff, data integration vendor or consultant check out these potential hotspots before you budget for a new solution.
While we're on the topic of budgets, those of you in midsize companies might want to check out an upcoming webinar on handling data integration when dealing with a limited IT budget, IT staff or both. The focus will be on streamlining business-to-business transactions and data, with an eye toward cost-effective approaches.
It's hosted by Liaison, an integration and data services company, and one of its consultants will speak during the presentation. But you'll also be able to hear from Richard van der Hoek, an actual IT manager for the athletic-wear company, O'Neill Europe. Van der Hoek will share his experience integrating software for the company's wholesale division.
The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, at 11:00am EDT (4:00pm CET).