5 Things to Know About the New IBM Information Architecture
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Are you struggling with your current information management architecture? Are you trying to incorporate analytics technology into your business? Are you trying to handle and make sense of all the data (known as big data) available to you? If so there are 5 things you should know.
1. Big data is driving the need for changes in information management
2. The new information architecture augments existing systems
The new information architectural approach augments existing systems with new information which supports your new information requirements. This information architectural approach has three goals:
3. This new architecture identifies a new information landscape
The new architecture is based on a new information landscape, which includes back office applications, new sources of information, information ingestion, analytics sources, information access, information interaction solutions, and key infr
4. New information zones overlay the information landscape
With the information landscape in place new information zones overlay the landscape. These new zones use and manage the information in different ways in support of your organization’s needs. For example the landing area zone manages raw data just received from the applications and the new sources. And the deep data zone contains detailed information that is used by analytics to create new insights and summary information for your business.
The information zones are supported by various information management systems. For example the landing area zone is supported by streams, analytics and other provisioning engines. Raw data is input into these systems which perform initial verification, correlation, consolidation, and transformation of the data. This activity makes the data consistent which simplifies subsequent processing that use this data.
5. Information virtualization and information governance play a key role in this new information architecture
Information virtualization enables information to be stored in various locations but managed, viewed, and used as a single collection. The approach maximizes the sharing of your information, while ensuring your teams receive information that is customized to their needs. Information governance consists of 3 key disciplines:
These disciples are supported by standards and compliance capabilities.
For more information on this new information architecture, see the IBM Redg
LindaMay Patterson is an IBM Redbooks Technical Writer. She works with thought leaders from across IBM to create books, guides, blogs, and videos.
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