|Survey of data source systems
|Survey of data consumer systems
|Survey of integration infrastructure
|Analysis of the current approach to enterprise data storage and Big Data
At any time, competitors can come up with a service or a product that would require brand-new business processes, unprecedented data types, or instant response to actions of customers or other market players. To keep customers and market share, a business needs to prepare its data landscape for prompt reaction. Today, such preparation is called digitalization or digital transformation.
Digital transformation is to speed up your response to an external event. Before going digital, you need to determine your desirable to-be response time. For instance, it can be a technical capability to create a new business process (regardless of data type, movement speed, and stages) and integrate it into an existing IT landscape within a certain limited period of time (for example, two weeks). This is just the most common example, not necessarily applicable to your company. Anyway, once you have such an objective, a company should use it as reference for IT landscape transformation.
Quick integration of outside resources (public or private cloud, on-premise equipment), linear scaling of equipment, flexible capacity provisioning and management across user groups, and handling different server architectures within a single IT landscape.
A single tool to manage, monitor, and administer digital services (DBMSs, data transportation and modification, event detection and processing, advanced analytics, and other tools). Both the management tool and services should be able to use all elastic infrastructure advantages and allow application software and business process developers to realize any ideas they may have.
Data science, BPM diagrams, ESP/CEP workflows, and many other implementations that can turn any business ideas into reality. Business process and application software developers should be free to use any means and methods of implementation and promptly add any new tools to the ecosystem of digital services.