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What is data integration?

Data integration is the combination of technical and business processes used to combine data from disparate sources into meaningful and valuable information. A complete data integration solution delivers trusted data from various sources to support a business-ready data pipeline for DataOps.

Data integration solutions from IBM, including data integration on IBM® Cloud Pak® for Data, offer scalable, multicloud solutions for organizations to accelerate their journey to AI. Bulk data integration or data transformation allows you to extract large volumes of data, transform it in any style and load (ETL) it to enterprise data warehouse or cloud sources. IBM data integration products can also be used stand-alone or as managed services on IBM® Cloud®.

Additional data integration delivery styles include:

  • Data replication: delivering complimentary features, such as near-real time data synchronization or distribution utilizing low impact, log-based data capture
  • Data virtualization: abstracting data access from multiple sources by creating a virtual view for business users who need to access and query data on demand 

See why IBM was recognized as a leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools

How data integration helps

Build confidence in your data

Data that is secure and trusted is essential in today's world. IBM data integration software solutions can deliver clean, consistent and timely information for your big data projects, applications and machine learning.

Govern data in real time

Flexible and real-time data governance is needed 24x7. The IBM data integration platform massive parallel processing capabilities help manage, improve and leverage information to drive results and reduce cost and risk of consolidation.

Consolidate and retire applications

Multiple, disconnected systems or an outdated application infrastructure can negatively impact business and increase costs. IBM data integration software solutions automate manual processes, thereby improving the customer experience and business process execution.

In the spotlight

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2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools

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IBM InfoSphere DataStage

A leader in ETL, IBM® InfoSphere® DataStage® is a highly scalable data integration tool for designing, developing and running jobs that move and transform data on premises and in the cloud.

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