Key Findings
Key Finding 3

DSPs Power Business Value With Data Products

Forward-thinking organizations are rethinking ways to broaden and simplify data access and reuse—to unlock the full value of their data. A big step forward in that direction? Embracing product thinking for data.

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91% IT leaders are banking on data streaming platforms to drive their data goals
72% cite significant benefits from embracing a data product approach

Unlocking the Data Treasure Chest

Designed to help businesses maximize the value of their data assets in a systematic and sustainable way, data products are trustworthy datasets purpose-built for easy sharing and reuse.

For example, in financial services you might use data streams for accounts and payments to build a fraud detection system and then reuse that exact same data product to build a customer payment notification system for a banking application.

How important do you see data streaming platform technology to achieving your data and information related goals?

      81% of respondents strongly agree or agree that managing data streams as products further enhances stream reuse potential.
      75% of IT leaders also cite that decoupling of data producers and data consumers, enables easier reuse of data streams.

      Tapping into the Potential of Data Products

      Data drives some of today’s most important business use cases. By eliminating the data mess created by point-to-point connections, data products enable instant access to reliable and trustworthy data. The result? It helps businesses solve new problems, unlock endless use cases, and drive agility.

      Respondents highlight several key benefits of data products, including more confident data sharing across business units and new opportunities for innovation and value creation through easier data discovery and reuse.

      How would you rate the benefits of data products?

          The rationale for adopting a 'data product' approach is becoming increasingly clear, as organizations seek to maximize the value of their data assets in a systematic and sustainable way. Data products are emerging as a key enabler of data-driven transformation.

          51% responded “Compelling” for 4 or more benefits
          96% responded “Compelling” for at least one

          The Anatomy Of a Good Data Product

          While the rationale for data products is clear, how do we know when a data product is well-designed?

          Our survey results highlight several key elements, including data lineage and well-defined governance policies, that need to be incorporated into the design and delivery of data products. This ensures organizations can create more robust, reliable, and valuable data assets that drive better business outcomes.

          Are the following important when publishing streams as data products?

          While the rationale for data products is clear, it's equally important to understand the specific elementsthat define a well-designed data product.

              The results highlight several key components, to good data products, including clear data specifications, well-defined governance policies, and operational management and support.
              Clear data specifications and schema when publishing data streams as products was important to 89% of respondents.
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              Level of benefit from the publishing streams as data products

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                Drive Data Product Adoption

                Embracing a systematic approach to data products adoption can drive significant incremental value to businesses. Engage your business and functional areas from the get go. As you scale adoption, ensure you have standards and best practices in place to drive success with data products.

                While it may seem daunting, it can be mobilized with the following framework:

                • Prioritize mission-critical use cases that matter to your organization—those that drive innovation, reduce costs, mitigate risks or enhance customer experience.
                • Identify relevant data inputs for critical consumption patterns, group them by data types and /or domains and map them to source systems.
                • Determine if a combination of data assets can be reused to drive value across multiple use cases and functional areas by converting them into a data product.
                • Evaluate if the data needed for those use cases are readily available, timely, trustworthy, and of high quality, among other things, to migrate them to data streaming.