With this, there has been a rising need for companies to automate everyday business processes in order to keep up in today’s increasingly competitive landscape.

The automation of data management can be useful for organisations looking to maintain that competitive edge because of the countless benefits that it offers.

‘Automation is helping to improve the bottom line, which means revenue will increase, the customer experience and satisfaction will improve, there’s a better understanding of who is buying what products and what services and it also gives a better understanding of what the business can do better.’

The one area seen lacking is the availability of real-time data. Up until recently, systems have been built on slow-moving, batch-oriented data that can slow businesses down as they try to innovate.

One way automation being used is to load or move data from one location to another or to load it into a certain platform. 

But there is also automation around the processing of data itself, It really depends on the degree of automation… It’s a more generalised term, but it is happening for all of these data management functions, whether it is data ingestion or transformation or governance or security or quality… Most of what is visible is to improve these processes.

Many of these processes are things that have always been done manually and are areas that have remained stagnant in the industry for the last several years.

When it comes to query tuning or optimisation or back up recovery of data or anything around performance and scale, these functions are all being automated. 

However, just because automation is successfully occurring, that doesn’t mean it is perfect. In fact, It is predicted that automation for data management is a field that will continue to grow and improve for at least another decade.

We have probably completed about 20% of that journey at the moment. Data management is complex and every organisation on the planet has more than two dozen data management tools and none of these tools talk to each other, so, what we really need is a solution that can blend all of these things together.