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Enterprise Information Management: Strategy, Best Practices, and Technologies on Your Path to Success
New data sources, unstructured data, and greater volumes of data than ever before are creating an information overload. Plus, customers’ demands for faster

etl how to  the desired data, the ETL program takes over and merges the two disparate data streams into one structured data stream where a myriad of transformations can be applied. This in itself is a major boon to EIM. In years past, practitioners had to struggle with complex and convoluted processes to extract data from freeform textual data and then compromise on how it was stored with structured data. With 80% of the world’s data in unstructured data sources, an EIM strategy will eventually have to address it.

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