What Is Cloud Data Integration? 

As the cloud frenzy grows, so too does the amount of cloud platforms and resources that organizations accumulate. It’s not uncommon for organizations to use a multicloud model, or a mixture of cloud-based systems. In fact, 58% of businesses are using some combination of AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud, TechRepublic reports, while another 33% use a hybrid model, or a combination of public and private cloud. At the very least, a single organization can amass an abundance of cloud resources, such as Amazon S3 buckets, that create their own type of silos. Enter, cloud data integration. 

Cloud data integration is the act of uniting all of these cloud-based system into an integral whole. Why? With good cloud integration, IT administrators can more efficiently oversee and secure the various cloud components of the organization. Without cloud data integration, IT administrators are left managing and maintaining the data from each system separately, leading to more inconsistencies and security risks. In order to implement cloud integration, organizations can build their own custom cloud integration platform, though many choose one of the many third-party cloud data integration tools.