“Data plumbing” is a way to describe the technology and connections between systems in cloud computing. It includes the systems, storage, network, and the interconnection components that form the cloud environment. The plumbing determines the way the data and services are delivered to end users.
If the infrastructure is not designed properly, it can lead to huge bottlenecks or cause systems and services to lag, as inefficient plumbing creates problems in the movement of data or high volumes of data sets being generated in a short amount of time. A properly designed and architected foundation helps to automate the management and flow of data and services from multiple sources, making it available for strategic use. It enables your data to get from point A to point B in the most efficient way possible, without creating bottlenecks or overloading the system.
Data plumbing provides a way for your company to manage, process, and store data efficiently so that it can be easily accessed and used to improve your company’s processes and organization. By having a well structured plumbing system, your company can increase business efficiency and productivity, reduce costs, and provide actionable insights promptly, with data to back-up your decision-making.
Data plumbing is important for all companies that recognize the value of data, but especially for growing companies. As companies grow, their data problems grow with them as data is constantly growing and changing with more information being collected. Now, data is the lifeblood of any company and as such, all aspects of your company rely on data to function at its highest level, from shipping and inventory, to sales and marketing, to HR and finance. However, too many connections or too much data flowing at once can lead to a data overload or bottlenecks (clogging). Not having a properly structured data plumbing system can have a negative impact on your company as data “clogs” can hinder your company’s efficiency, effectiveness, and growth.
To get started, contact Lixar to discuss any and all questions you may have regarding data plumbing and how you can utilize it to improve your business. We will work with you to advise you on how to get started, the requirements, and the pros and cons of data plumbing.
Some examples of tasks to get your data plumbing ready include:
- Collecting and gathering your data to understand the plumbing requirements
- Hypothesizing the system infrastructure and making suggestions/recommendations
- Performing an initial deployment for testing purposes
- Preparing your data and infrastructure for advanced AI and analytics
Lixar’s experts are experienced and knowledgeable. When you work with us, you do not just work with a single person, but rather the entire team to ensure you get the most out of your data. Our experts will help your company create and structure your data plumbing from the ground up. They can also provide you with a better understanding of your data, such as how current the information is, what trends are apparent, and how to best utilize the data to maximize its value. We can also help organize your data and ensure that you understand the systems and architecture of the plumbing. In doing so, Lixar will ensure that your data will move effectively and efficiently throughout the system so that all areas of your company can access what they need to, when they need it, and use it to better improve and grow your business.
Setting up data plumbing correctly ensures that your data is maintained and well-organized from start to finish so that it can be properly leveraged for your business. Data plumbing is useful for both real-time data and historic data so no matter what, you will have peace of mind knowing that your company’s data is managed, stored, and flows thoroughly. A proper and well structured plumbing system will help ensure your company is aligned for success by ensuring that your data flows efficiently, is manageable and accessible for all required users, and will not be lost or destroyed.
For more information, Contact us at Data@Lixar.com