Benefits of Hybrid Cloud for Data Warehouse
Hybrid cloud data warehouses allow you to utilize existing resources and architectures while streamlining your data and cloud goals.
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In today’s market reliable data is worth its weight in gold, and having a single source of truth for business-related queries is a must-have for organizations of all sizes. For decades companies have turned to data warehouses to consolidate operational and transactional information, but many existing data warehouses are no longer able to keep up with the data demands of the current business climate. They are hard to scale, inflexible, and simply incapable of handling the large volumes of data and increasingly complex queries.
These days organizations need a faster, more efficient, and modern data warehouse that is robust enough to handle large amounts of data and multiple users while simultaneously delivering real-time query results. And that is where hybrid cloud comes in. As increasing volumes of data are being generated and stored in the cloud, enterprises are rethinking their strategies for data warehousing and analytics. Hybrid cloud data warehouses allow you to utilize existing resources and architectures while streamlining your data and cloud goals.
Why Hybrid Cloud for Data Warehousing?
Modern data demands require a data warehouse that answers the hardest questions with speed, detail, and flexibility, regardless of how much data is involved, and that can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud. While on-premises, non-cloud infrastructure remains the primary deployment location for data platforms today, its popularity is expected to decline rapidly two years from now as an increasing number of data platform workloads are deployed on Infrastructure-, Platform-, and Software-as-a-Service environments. According to the 2020 “Voice of the Enterprise” survey by 451 Research, 41% of organizations plan on adopting as-a-service data platforms in the next 2 years.
So why are so many enterprises considering moving their data warehousing workloads to the cloud? There are several reasons, and the first is that there has been a move in recent years to separate compute and storage instead of the traditional model of having both on-premises in a monolithic environment. Secondly, as more data is generated and stored in the cloud, the next logical step for many organizations is to include cloud data storage as a part of their warehousing solution. 60% of enterprises already have some cloud data storage, and many more are expected to follow suit in the coming years.
In terms of analytic workloads, many organizations are looking at this cloud storage layer as a primary platform for data processing and analytics. With a separate layer of compute engine products and services, enterprises can take the analytic workloads to where the data resides to analyze and report as and when required.
However, with all of that considered, many mission-critical application workloads remain on-premises, as organizations prefer the security and control that an on-premise solution provides. So, on the one hand, organizations want to house data in the cloud, but on the other hand, they still want the option to keep some things on-premises. And that is why a hybrid cloud solution is an inevitability for modernizing your data warehouse. A hybrid cloud data warehouse allows you to “modernize in place” so that you can leverage your existing IT infrastructure and data center investments while ensuring system security and sovereignty.
Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Data Warehouse
A hybrid cloud data warehouse solution allows your organization to leverage existing tools and investments, whether on-premises or in the cloud, to create a best-in-class data platform with real-time analytics capabilities. Here are some benefits of a modern, hybrid cloud data warehouse:
- High Performance – get the performance you need from the flexibility of cloud while retaining control and visibility over your on-premises workloads.
- Optimized Costs – move those parts that make economic sense to the cloud, while retaining workloads on-premises that either for cost or regulatory reasons cannot be migrated.
- Scalability – the cloud allows you to grant access to thousands of concurrent users, and the modular design allows you to easily add compute nodes as needed.
- Business Continuity – rest easy with a Cloud Disaster Recovery plan that backs up all of your critical data to the cloud, even the data which primarily resides on-premises.
- Deployment Flexibility – hybrid cloud data warehouse solutions enable companies to deploy their analytics workloads however they see fit, with the flexibility that allows them to optimize costs and minimize risk, avoiding an all-or-nothing cloud leap.
- Reduced Footprint – save money on data center space and upkeep by migrating key sections of your platform to the cloud.
If your data warehouse isn’t keeping up with your current business needs, it’s time to modernize it. A hybrid cloud data warehouse solution gives you the flexibility and agility you need to face the data challenges of today, with the scalability to tackle the data challenges of tomorrow.
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