Choosing the right data aggregation tools for the job

We call the gathering of data from multiple databases, ‘data aggregation.’ Data is gathered to be combined into a comprehensive summary for the data analysis process. Typically, you’ll be aggregating data in order to process that data together. Data aggregation by hand can be time consuming and draining, so most analysts rely on data aggregation tools. Data aggregation tools are used to combine data from multiple sources into one place, in order to derive new insights and discover new relationships and patterns—ideally without losing track of the source data and its lineage. But choosing from the growing list of data aggregation tools is a challenge for even the most motivated decision-maker. Here are a few things to keep in mind: