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Data continues to explode, and as organizations amass ever more of it, it’s time to rethink the organizational and operational approach to data. To date, most IT organizations spread database teams across both the application and infrastructure groups; however, greater attention to data is required to leverage this key strategic asset.
As a vital aspect of a modern organization, data and database services must be allowed to stand alone as The Third Pillar of IT rather than resign it to remain an organizational step-child of applications or infrastructure. We recently talked about Data as The Third Pillar in a webinar with Forrester Research Principal Analyst Noel Yuhanna. We discussed the driving forces behind this emerging organizational and operational trend, and presented some powerful reasons for considering such a strategy.