Information is power but an abundance of data is of little use if it is scattered across desktops, schools, campuses, and formats, especially if you can’t easily retrieve or consolidate it. To improve your business results, you need the ability to analyze diverse information sets, regardless of where they originate.
Fortunately, there’s a more straightforward solution for containing data proliferation and for resolving your other information management challenges. Consolidating information in a data warehouse based on the Microsoft data platform helps academic institutions:
- Manage information in its many forms including documents, images, videos, sensor data, and more.
- Access information where it’s useful from desktops to mobile devices.
- Share information with the people who need it both within and across organisations.
- Secure information for different uses in day-to-day and net-centric operations.
The Microsoft data platform provides a complete solution for storing, managing, and governing data, along with a rich set of services for interacting with information, including search, queries, data analysis, reporting, integration, and synchronisation. With the solution in place, you can find information, make it available as insight, and use it to support decision-making and operations, thanks to core capabilities that include:
Highly scalable data warehousing
Support thousands of users across terabytes of data. Built-in compression, transparent table partitioning, and query optimisation help reduce response time and accelerate performance. You can use change tables to incorporate information more quickly and easily into data warehouses.
Help reduce your overhead and total cost of ownership with a new declarative framework for managing compliance, changes, and administrative tasks. Administrators can institute and monitor policy compliance with automated enforcement, event notification, and scheduled evaluations.
Support remote workers and mobile devices with unified synchronisation across applications, data stores, and data types. Our solutions support change-tracking, so agencies can develop robust, occasionally-connected applications with minimal performance overhead.
Provide a rich environment that supports the entire testing, development, and installation cycle. Business entities that can be queried with any .NET language provide easier access to data. Developers can work with a logical entity model and then define physical implementations as columns and tables.
Transparently encrypt entire databases, data files, and log files without affecting applications. Our solutions provide advanced auditing capabilities and help minimise vulnerabilities by enabling only needed features and functions according to policy-based configurations.
Continuity of operations and disaster recovery
Increase reliability and simplify recovery by seamlessly mirroring applications, databases, and web services. These solutions transfer operational data automatically between active and backup systems and allow administrators to add system resources without disruption.