For most organizations, data is no longer only one of many elements that contribute to the success of business initiatives. On the contrary, data increasingly is the business, wielding formidable influence and power across numerous factors, including the ability to rapidly make informed business decisions. In turn, organizations are investing significant resources into the development of DataOps strategies that formalize parts and processes inherent to the data pipeline and help to build collaboration between stakeholders across the ecosystem. Data-centric challenges are extensive within any team connected to the organization’s data pipeline, including data producers, engineers, developers, and users. These challenges ultimately drive the adoption and use of technologies and processes designed to satisfy both common and unique data requirements.
To examine the state of DataOps in today’s organizations, Enterprise Strategy Group surveyed 361 data professionals in North America (US and Canada) involved with modern data and analytics tooling, technology, and processes.