Two Major Data Integration Trends of 2010

by Katherine VasilegaNovember 25, 2010

Data integration and ETL are constantly growing technologies. By the end of the year, we can clearly see the directions in which they are going to develop in the future. Here are the top data integration trends of 2010 that make data integration professionals happy.

Open APIs provide organizations with a new way to access online business capabilities. To connect to Amazon, Google, Facebook, and thousands of other companies, you don’t have to contact their staff. You can just use their open APIs for both data integration and application integration. This will enable you to

    • Provide a simple way to integrate your business with capabilities offered by other businesses.
    • Streamline the integration with other online service providers.
    • Easily access their data.
    • Provide a wider access to your services or products by enabling the presence of your product in hundreds and thousands of other places, where vendors sell related products or services.

Data Integration in the Cloud
was positioned as one of the top reasons companies were uncomfortable with moving their data and applications off-premises. Many businesses were concerned about security issues and could not bear a thought of storing their data with third-parties. This year, however, we see that the situation has changed. As major IT players move their integration solutions to the Cloud, many organizations have overcome their fears and are willing to join the current trend.

These two integration trends are the pure bliss for data integration professionals. They make small and large businesses realize that data integration is vital. They might be a reason for the growing data integration specialists demand. What is more important, they certainly inspire developers to create more sophisticated data integration solutions and ETL tools.