Five things you should know about CSP-agnostic integration.
- CSP-agnostic integration means integrating data with a tool that works with multiple cloud service providers (CSPs).
- CSP-agnostic integration lets organizations like yours move data to the cloud without being locked into a specific vendor.
- CSP-agnostic integration differs from CSP-native integration, which refers to integrating data with a tool that's tied to a specific cloud platform.
- CSP-agnostic integration might involve integration techniques such as ETL, ELT, ReverseETL, and CDC.
- Organizations need to be wary of data integration challenges when using a CSP-agnostic integration tool.
The term "CSP-agnostic integration" refers to the process of integrating data with a tool that's compatible with several cloud platforms. CSP-agnostic integration differs from cloud-native integration, which means integrating data with a tool that's tied to a specific cloud platform. With cloud-agnostic integration tools, you can choose between cloud platforms based on pricing, service level agreements (SLAs), cloud computing features, and cloud infrastructure.
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CSP-agnostic integration provides organizations with multiple benefits when transferring data to the cloud from, say, an on-premises e-commerce system. You can move data to the cloud of your choice with a tool that's not linked to a CSP in any way. That tool will work in multiple cloud environments, including the public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud platforms. For example, you can use the same tool to integrate data from an e-commerce database to AWS (Amazon Web Services), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, or Oracle without any vendor lock-in. That gives you much more flexibility when managing data in your organization.
There are data governance challenges with the cloud-agnostic approach to data integration. You need to be aware of frameworks like GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA when using a cloud platform with a third-party integration tool. Other obstacles might arise when integrating data to the cloud, such as provisioning workloads, APIs, portability, scalability, orchestration, disaster recovery, and transferring data to multi-cloud environments. Using a tool like Integrate.io helps enterprises overcome these problems and transform their cloud strategies.
Integrate.io can solve many of the challenges associated with CSP-agonistic integration with its no-code connectors that move data to the world's most popular cloud platforms seamlessly. Data integration has never been this easy! You don't need any data engineering experience, so there's no need to worry about latency, load balancing, data centers, or complicated workflows. Integrate.io also adheres to all major data governance frameworks, so you avoid penalties for data protection non-compliance. Schedule a 14-day demo now.
CSP-Agnostic Integration Methods
Cloud-agnostic solutions can integrate data via various methods. These include:
Extract, Transform, Load (ETL)
ETL happens when a CSP-agnostic integration tool extracts data from a data source such as an e-commerce management platform, transforms that data to the correct format, and loads it to a destination such as a cloud-based data warehouse or other cloud applications. Then you can run that data through data analytics and machine learning programs and generate intelligence about e-commerce, sales, marketing, or other business functions.
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Extract, Load, Transfer (ELT)
ELT reverses the 'load' and 'transfer' parts of ETL, helping organizations handle larger data loads than ETL tools typically manage. After extracting data, a CSP-agnostic integration tool loads that data to cloud resources and then transforms it to a suitable format for big data analytics.
Change Data Capture (CDC)
CDC can also move data to the cloud and capture changes made to that data so you can make smarter decisions based on the most recent information in your enterprise. CDC can also improve connectivity and move information through your data ecosystem.
Sometimes you might want to extract data from a cloud service and move that data to an operational system such as a SaaS tool or e-commerce relational database. ReverseETL helps you achieve that goal.
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Whatever CSP-agnostic data integration method you use, Integrate.io can transfer data to the cloud platform of your choice. Learn more about Integrate.io's many native cloud integrators.
Integrate.io revolutionizes CSP-agnostic integration by removing the complexities and challenges associated with this process. With new ETL, ELT, ReverseETL, super-fast CDC, and deep e-commerce capabilities, you can move data to the cloud in a jargon-free environment. Schedule a 14-day demo now.