Data architecture is a business-critical activity, because of the modern importance of data to remaining competitive. Our extensive experience with tools and implementation allows us to create technical architecture plans that deliver both near-term value and a platform for continuing development.
We work closely with your technical teams to plan a platform for your data, interfaces, and applications, while expanding your capabilities to support new products, services, and key business objectives. Plus, we’re vendor-agnostic, meaning we always make the right choices for your needs.
Architecture Advisory In Brief
- Identifies required and future technical capabilities
- Delivers a plan for a technical architecture
- Makes appropriate tool and technology selections
- Identifies fit with current architecture
Why Architecture Advisory?
Getting data to the right place at the right time is crucial. You also need to get it there at the right cost, on a platform that’s both reliable and adaptable to future requirements. Today’s technology offers unprecedented possibilities, but requires considered application: the purpose of Architecture Advisory is to create a plan that ensures an optimal technology investment for your business needs, present and future.
Clients of Architecture Advisory projects often have one or more of these needs:
- You want to implement well-defined new capabilities, such as recommendation or real-time analytics
- You’re looking for the bridge from your legacy systems to new big data capabilities
- You find that your current data systems are preventing future growth
- You need experienced guidance on the newest breed of databases and analytics
Every company’s data needs are as unique as the company itself. By working closely with you, combining your understanding of key technical and business goals with our experience and understanding, we create an architecture that’s optimized for delivering results early and often.
Architecture Advisory In Depth
Because the data that fuels your business comes from everywhere—inside your company, the cloud, and via partner APIs—data architecture needs to be broad, policy-based, and flexible. Modern data solutions are dramatically different from traditional business applications that operated largely in self-contained silos. Deep real-world experience across our teams allows you to accelerate timelines and reduce risks associated with deploying new technologies.
Our experts work in collaboration with your technical team to discover and understand your current infrastructure, and to identify the data and tooling requirements of your growing technical capabilities. We also work with your leadership team to understand the future projects that your data platform must support, and to ensure that the final architecture delivers quickly on your business goals.
New capabilities facilitated by the architecture plan might include, for example:
A services layer, ensuring every part of your company has robust access to the diverse data it requires.
Real-time analytics, allowing you to optimize and troubleshoot production and services orders of magnitude faster.
Combining previously siloed data, giving you a complete and up-to-date picture of your customers.
The result of the Architecture Advisory project is a technical plan that makes technology and implementation recommendations. We take into account requirements including:
- Acquisition and ingestion of multiple types of data
- A reliable and scalable storage and management platform
- Support for analytical tools used by business professionals
- Interfaces to current applications and data
- Conformance with IT governance policies and practices
Architecture Advisory investments pay for themselves, providing reliability, scalability, and agility. At the end of the Architectural Advisory project, many clients continue working with us to implement the resulting plan through our Agile Build services.
To take the next step, please start a conversation with us about your goals and requirements.