Dear Research Survey Participant:

To compete in today’s dynamic environment, organizations need to empower decision-makers at all levels with relevant, timely, trusted, and complete data insights. Becoming data-informed and data-driven is critical to strategy development, forecasting, and smarter operational processes. Legacy data platforms, data integration, and data management often hold back organizations from achieving objectives.

Cloud computing is of course changing everything. The cloud is home to modern data stacks that enable organizations to support the latest data applications and services. These generate terabytes, if not petabytes of data that demands scalable and fast processing to support a range of workloads, from BI dashboards and reporting to advanced analytics and AI/ML. Organizations also need data insights to drive automated decisions in mission-critical operational applications and data-rich customer interactions. Another objective is data sharing among diverse internal and external users, including in marketplaces.

This TDWI Best Practices Report, “Accelerating Business Value with Modern Data Platforms, Integration, and Management,” will research the field to uncover important trends, real-world experiences, and the latest practices. Our goal is to provide forward-looking strategies for maximizing the value of data, supporting data democratization's expansion in users and workloads, and delivering business benefits. Your participation in this survey is central to this research and enabling TDWI to contribute insights to our community.

PURPOSE -- This survey asks for your expertise and opinions. The results will be analyzed and will appear with other contextual content in an upcoming TDWI Best Practices Report. Thank you in advance for your valuable participation and we look forward to your responses!

INCENTIVE -- In appreciation of your completion of this survey, TDWI will send you a link for downloading the final report when it is published in late September. Be sure to enter your email address at the end of the survey to be entered to win a prize as a thank you for completing it.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE SURVEY? – We invite a range of individuals to participate. The survey is geared to professionals in business who use data applications and lead BI and analytics projects; chief data officers, chief analytics officers, data scientists, business analysts, and data analysts; and CIOs, CTOs, and IT managers of BI, analytics, and data warehouses, data integration, data lakes, and data applications development. Consultants should answer questions with their most recent client in mind.

DIRECTIONS – Please finish each page of the survey by pressing “Next” and then “Done” at the end of the survey to ensure that your answers are properly recorded. There are 27 content questions, five demographics questions, and two closing questions. By enabling cookies for your browser, you can leave the survey and return to finish it later. TDWI will keep the survey live until July 28, 2022.

Please let me know if you have any difficulties in taking this survey. Once again, thank you for your important participation!


David Stodder
Senior Director, TDWI Research, Business Intelligence