In a world where remote work is here to stay and government agencies are flocking to the cloud more quickly than ever before, a cloud migration strategy is essential. Many agencies are navigating this territory for the first time and are unsure about where to start. This is understandable for risk-averse organizations that tend to be slower to adopt new technology because of it. As with any new area of interest, education is the best first step. An understanding of what cloud data engineering is and how it can help facilitate data-driven decision making at federal agencies is a good place to start.
A new eBook titled Cloud Data Engineering for Dummies – Snowflake Special Edition by David Baum, breaks down the concept of cloud data engineering into easy-to-understand steps. This guide reviews the what, who, and why of the data engineering (and pretty much everything in between) that government agencies should take into account throughout their cloud adoption journey.
“If data is the heartbeat of the enterprise, then data engineering is the activity that ensures current, accurate, and high-quality data is flowing to the solutions that depend on it,” Baum writes in the book’s introduction. “As analytics become progressively more important, data engineering has become a competitive edge and central to the technology initiatives that position companies for success.” This same logic can easily be applied to the public sector, with cloud data engineering powering mission-critical initiatives and helping to serve constituents at every level.
It’s one thing to know that your agency needs to adopt a cloud data platform solution and do so quickly. It’s quite another to understand the steps needed to get there, including how processes like cloud data engineering factor into the equation. In order to make the massive migration to the cloud as seamless as possible for government agencies, it’s important to go into the process with a plan and a firm understanding of what your agency is looking for from the cloud and the resources needed to make it a success.
You can download the entire eBook on the Government Technology Insider Resource Center here.