Cloud Data Management (CDM) is a platform that is used to manage and orchestrate enterprise data across various cloud environments – taking into account private, public, hybrid and multi-cloud approaches.
CDM is a necessary evolution to traditional data management because as more organisations migrate data to the cloud, in an increasing number of different on-premises plus cloud configurations, there have been ramifications and new challenges that have to be addressed in terms of data management. Hence, Cloud Data Management brings a much needed, updated approach for this new paradigm, extending the functions of data management to support new cloud data platforms, applications, and use cases.
Various studies have shown that the number of cloud platforms used by the typical data-driven organisation will grow over the next few years. But at the same time, the on-premises data centre isn’t going away anytime soon, and many organisations are still maintaining their on-premises legacy systems.
As such, CDM is able to effectively integrate data from both traditional on-premises sources and cloud data across hybrid and multi-cloud architectures while achieving scale, speed, quality, and compliance. In a single, run-anywhere platform, a CDM solution may also offer various data management-related functions such as backup and disaster recovery (DR), archiving, copy data management, data virtualisation as well as analytics – enabling a deeper level of business analytics and data-driven operational innovations based on data from platforms old and new.
As organisations use greater diversity of data structures and their data becomes more distributed, the complexity of managing that data will undoubtedly grow. Cloud Data Management is the key to overcoming that complexity, optimised for the cloud’s high performance, elasticity and scale.