Separate transactional and analytical data systems have long been accepted because of their abilities to process and store their different types of data. While an OLAP can help with decision-making and problem-solving, an OLTP assists with storing data created in applications, both contributing to mission success in their unique roles. Over the years, though, issues have emerged with these separate systems, including delayed access to data, too many disparate systems to manage, and painfully slow data movement. Advances in technology have now made it possible to combine OLAP and OLTP systems into one data platform, addressing these issues and creating a more secure storage space.
OLTP is important because it allows agencies to add, update, and delete information from their various databases, while OLAP focuses on complex analysis of data. When the two are combined, agencies have all their data in one place, allowing more efficient access to data to analyze the information and build on it. This new single platform revolutionizes data storage and opens up more possibilities for agents. When the systems are separated, time and productivity are lost navigating through the various platforms. A single platform streamlines this task and makes it possible to analyze transactional data instantaneously.
This modern approach to data storage takes away the complexities involved with managing too many disparate systems. This can not only free up agents to work on other tasks but also increase the security of critical data at a time when cyberattacks are on the rise. Multiple data storage platforms put agencies at risk to lose data or have one of their platforms breached by malicious actors. When all of the data is in one platform, it is much more manageable and easier to monitor.
While OLTP and OLAP have existed separately for years, a modern approach to working with transactional and analytical data combines them into one accessible and secure platform. Working with a single platform saves agencies time by taking away some of the complexities and simplifying data management. Although it was once necessary to have separate analytical and transactional systems, the modern solution is a combined, single platform that brings endless benefits to agencies.
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