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Data as a Service: A Framework for Providing Reusable Enterprise Data Services by Pushpak Sarkar

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Chapter 1 Introduction to DaaS

Topics covered in this chapter

  • This chapter introduces the Data as a Service (DaaS) framework and the approach taken by several organizations to introduce DaaS into their organization.
  • It provides an introductory overview of the underlying drivers for transformation of data as a monetized asset and evaluates how commercial trends in the marketplace will further drive this service trend.
  • It also suggests several key steps for preparing the blueprint for Enterprise Data Services in your organization. These steps include establishing a service delivery model (SDM) comprised of a service catalog, service governance, and a resourcing strategy.
  • Finally, this chapter looks at commercialization aspects of data as a service, its potential for generating revenues as well as some of its common limitations.

The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of our everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.

—Late Prof. Mark Weiser (Father of Ubiquitous Computing)

This book offers a huge undertaking to its readers. It aims to offer a definitive roadmap on how to significantly transform your organization by providing Data as a Service (DaaS) to consumers of your data across the enterprise. It also suggests ways to explore the promise of data and its expanded role as a strategic business enabler.

Using DaaS as the unifying conceptual framework, the book shows readers how they can successfully integrate ...

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