What are Composable Enterprise and DWH? Modular platforms are often considered a magic wand in the hands of programmers. But the success of any transformation, including digital, begins with a vision of the business and its development for several years ahead.
When a business wants to scale, launch new products and locations, implement new solutions, try new technologies, you will have to support all systems. Can you do it with Monolith, third-party SaaS and current IT infrastructure?
Watching one demo after another of the solutions offered by the market, we are confused by the variety of SaaS.
It would be good to merge the data collected by processes and sensors into a single Data Warehouse, from where we could easily generate any report.
Now each of these solutions separately is a risk, an opportunity to solve one problem, sagging in others. Not a single person in the company even knows exactly how many systems we have. Each department has something different. It takes several days to put together a simple report - it will become outdated in a couple of hours.
A thought arose: what if we take several ready-made solutions, customize them for our processes, make friends with each other so that they communicate and exchange data?
If you set yourself the goal of mastering the API (application programming interface) and microservices, you get on with the taste and cannot stop. In our minds, as in the market as a whole, modular platforms are evolving.
I belong to those 8% of the lucky ones who, according to Statistics, reach DH targets - accelerate, save and scale. Largely due to the fact that I work in IT, where I have good technical competence. However, in assessing the possibility of further evolution and scalability, I would do some things differently.
Details about my experience of implementing Composable Enterprise.