what is the data hub?

What is the data hub and why are these architectures on the rise? [Benefits and Examples]

A data hub is a centralized service that connects all of your IT systems, whether it’s web applications, IoT devices, SaaS solutions, or core business platforms like CRM or ERP.

It’s a technology, but should be seen more as an approach. It transfers data without data friction at its core. Using point-to-point integrations to move data through your IT environment, are much more expensive and very limited compared with the hub.

Data Hub - The Data Cooks
Data Hub - The Data Cooks


combining available resources to a central collection​​

Cultivating the useful ingredients of your land and select the best equipment to fine-tune your dish.

Distinction from the Data Warehouse and Data Lake

A data hub doesn’t imply a central physical repository. It’s like a transit station on a rail network, not a place where all passengers converge. A hub is a part of the infrastructure, not an endpoint like a data warehouse or data lake.

  • The hub acts as a central access point for various systems and emphasizes data integration.
  • A Data Warehouse is a structured repository optimized for reporting, analytics, and decision-making.
  • A Data Lake is a scalable repository for raw and unstructured data, allowing flexible exploration and analysis.

Benefits of The Data Hub

A fundamental benefit of having a hub is efficient data sharing. It achieves this by seamlessly connecting data sources, the ETL phase, and data users. The hub acts as a central point for managing and controlling data flow within the organization. The Data Hub provides a managing and control point to know how the data flows in the organization. Another benefit is that it provides uninterrupted real-time communication between different business organizations. This creates major difficulties when it comes to data transmission, especially if data transmission is required during a fast response. In short:
  • Integration of data stored in silos into a unified system.
  • Flexible and high-efficiency workflow management system.
  • Better visibility and easy access to data across the company.
  • Integrated system with integrated interface

Use Case Examples

Data hubs are an approach and not just a technology. Which is adopted by companies to centralize the view of data across the board. The illustration gives an idea about the structure and interactions we can create for you

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