RESEARCH REPORT

In brief

In brief

  • As data becomes more important to modern business, effective and responsible use of data at scale determines a company’s future success.
  • Cloud is key to managing data capital at scale, but valuable enterprise data is locked in legacy data warehouses and lakes in on-premise data centers.
  • By migrating data to cloud, enterprises remove data center constraints, lower data management costs, and dramatically increase value from data itself.


Over the past ten years, there has been tremendous growth in enterprise data acquisition, storage, management, and consumption. Companies have built out massive data landscapes on-premise in order to make data available for so many business users and use cases.

Today, many companies are running into issues with these large on-premise installations. Some organizations are facing performance and capacity issues, others are unable to effectively incorporate new types of data sources, and most consider their on-premise licensing costs and total cost of ownership to be too high.

As cloud capabilities and adoption continue to increase, becoming a cloud-first organization has shifted from a future aspiration to an urgent mandate for today. And given the explosion in the volume and strategic importance of data available to the enterprise, data on cloud is a critical part of that mandate.

Migrating data to the cloud lowers costs and increases value:

Infrastructure is elastic and available on demand

Faster data query performance, reduced future infrastructure investments, greater business agility, and overall lower total cost of ownership.

Data center management by cloud provider

Concentrate your investments in more strategic, value-generating skillsets, people who can analyze and get insights from data, not just maintain it.

End-to-end strategic architecture

Manage data strategically, optimize costs, and increase business reusability dramatically by eliminating data siloes and converging all data platforms.

Cloud First continuously updated technologies

Start building your future technology state today, rationalize expenditure by shifting to cloud solutions that support future business capabilities.

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Cloud enables organizations to break free from the constraints of on-premises data storage and compute. Its cost-effectiveness and flexibility, combined with its scalability and innovation potential, mean you can optimize your data platform far more effectively while simultaneously opening up the possibility of new data-driven business models and revenue streams.

Sharad Kumar

CTO – Cloud First, Data & AI


Prateek Peres-da-Silva

Lead – Data & AI Growth & Strategy​

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