5 Tips for Selecting a Data Management Solution

September 5, 2019 Brett Carpenter

We’re honored to be chosen as one of the top data lake management solutions by Constellation Research. This research report is useful for companies looking to take advantage of their large-scale data. By taking into account data management, data lineage, metadata management, governance, and cloud capabilities, Constellation Research has curated this shortlist of top companies. Don’t stop there though. When selecting your data management solution we’ve got some tips you should keep in mind.

Tip 1: Take into account all your data sources

Keep track of all your ingestible data sources. Can the solution you’re looking at handle them? Will you be left trying to find another vendor to bring in an outlying data source?

Tip 2: Future-proof your data environment

While you’re looking for a solution today, you should also look to the future. What are your plans for tomorrow? Next year? The next 5 years? Your choice should be able to grow with you.

Tip 3: Vendor flexibility

Many data management solutions only work with certain vendors. You don’t want to be tied down to a specific provider just because you chose an aging service years ago. Make sure your data management solution can work with all parts of your current ecosystem.

Tip 4: What about the cloud?

Cloud is certainly the buzzword these days. Can your solution integrate seamlessly with the data in your cloud? What if you have a hybrid environment? Don’t let the limitations of a solution hold you back.

Tip 5: Does the solution do everything you need?

This is one of the hardest questions to answer. How do you know what you need? Well, compare the solutions and check out their features. If you find you’ll be left with a gaping feature hole, you might want to reconsider that option. You don’t want to have to evaluate multiple point products when a unified platform can solve your data needs.

While the process of choosing a data management solution can sometimes be enough to turn your hair gray, by following these simple tips, you’ll be in a much better position to succeed.

Interested in learning more about Zaloni and the solution we can help provide? Contact us today and learn how our data platform can do everything you need.

About the Author

Brett Carpenter

Brett Carpenter is the Marketing Strategist for Zaloni. When he's not diving into the world of data lakes, creating engaging content, or leading community endeavors, he's either enjoying the great outdoors or exploring the food scene in the Raleigh-Durham area.

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