The Business Value of HiT Software Data Integration
Data integration is critical to the success of enterprises
today. Competition constantly drives businesses to find better ways to handle
information, including having centralized stores of data available in real-time for
informed decision-making; buying new applications that use existing data without adding
overhead to existing applications; and improving overall cost-effectiveness and
productivity in accessing and maintaining enterprise data.
Some of the most challenging data integration scenarios
involve gathering data from multiple databases across multiple platforms. Solutions
are typically evaluated based on low cost of ownership, respect for the integrity of
existing systems, lightweight installation, ease-of-use, predictability, and open,
This white paper presents the issues facing businesses
with data integration needs. It then compares the business value of the principal
approaches to database integration: doing it yourself, investing in a single-vendor
enterprise solution, or integrating data via specialized tools to provide an
accelerated custom solution.