As more and more enterprises are turning to the cloud to advance their infrastructure and reduce their workloads, DaaS, or Data as a Service, is becoming a popular solution for data management, integration, analytics, and storage.
By incorporating this service, enterprises can enhance their data agility, boost the integrity and reliability of their data, and decrease time-to-insight. It is what this blog post is going to be about. Stay with us as we outline all the essentials you need to know about this revolutionary concept.
What is DaaS?
DaaS is an advanced data management strategy that leverages cloud services to store, integrate, process, and analyze data services through a network connection. It outsources a major portion of its data integration, storage, and processing operations to the cloud. All these qualities make DaaS one of the most popular data management tools so far.
Advantages of Data as a Service
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- Improved flexibility – It is more flexible and scalable than other on-premises alternatives, as more resources can be allotted to cloud applications instantaneously.
- Better functionality – Cloud offers a robust infrastructure that is less likely to fail. It makes DaaS less vulnerable to disruptions and downtime.
- Cost-effective – Companies can effectively optimize their processing costs and data management expenses with its solution.
- Smaller manpower requirement – Managing this service is an easy task. Companies need not hire in-house data setup and management staff to manage it. Experienced DaaS providers can effectively handle this task for enterprises.
- Automated maintenance – The services and tools on DaaS platforms are managed and updated automatically by the DaaS provider. It eliminates the need for the customers to manage all the tools themselves.
Challenges of Data as a Service
DaaS comes with a range of challenges for enterprises. Let us have a look at them:
- DaaS can pose a security risk for the business. However, they can reduce the risk by installing a digital immune system in the organization. They can hire experts to understand how the new digital immune system is helping enterprises.
- DaaS also needs an additional compliance setup.
- Transferring a high volume of data on DaaS is also a time-consuming affair.
Gartner forecasted that the number of DaaS users will increase by 150% in the span of 3 years – 2020-2023. With the workforce model developing to adopt the hybrid working system, flexible schedules, and contract and temporary employees, it has become a must-have for enterprises to meet their business needs in this new culture. And we can expect to touch and even cross the 150% estimate soon.