CData Connect Cloud Debuts
March 11, 2022
Connect Cloud is a new offering that provides real-time data access and unified
connection to cloud applications when and where businesses need it the most.
Nine-in-ten organizations will embrace a cloud-first strategy by 2025, according
to Gartner research, which estimates more than 95% of new digital workloads will
be deployed on cloud-native platforms.
CData is powering the next generation of data-driven business by enabling
organizations to simplify data connectivity, eliminate data silos, and break
down barriers to business insights. Modern organizations need democratized
access to their data in real-time, not a complex bulk data movement solution
that stores hard-to-access, stale data. CData Connect Cloud is the industry’s
first consolidated cloud data connectivity platform, providing a centralized
location for managing various integration points and connections to real-time
data from a broad ecosystem of data sources.
“Organizations rely on the cloud more than ever before, but crucial data sources
remain cut off and disconnected, holding businesses back from realizing their
full potential,” said Amit Sharma, CEO and founder of CData. “By putting data
into the hands of businesses on their terms, CData Connect Cloud opens the cloud
up to a world of new possibilities — empowering organizations to adapt and
change as quickly as their data does.”
CData Connect Cloud — which connects to more than 250 cloud applications,
databases, APIs and services — allows organizations to quickly move and
integrate data across the cloud with no coding, installation or special skills
required. Rather than moving or copying data, Connect Cloud grants access to
real-time data in its current state and location.
CData Connect Cloud gives citizen data integrators and data engineers the
freedom of real-time connectivity and the ability to use their tools of choice,
removing dependence on IT, advanced programming skills and other complex data
movement processes. The platform, which features single-sign-on, user-level
permissions for simplified IT governance, and an easy-to-use dashboard,
transforms data into a simple, standardized language that any reporting tool,
analytics dashboard or spreadsheet can understand.
“Before implementing Connect Cloud, our company’s database lacked connection
with Google Data Studio; it was taking multiple people and multiple days just to
complete a weekly report,” said Ali Moran, Data Analyst at MyCoach Sport, a
health and fitness app that connects athletes with trainers. “CData Connect
Cloud took away that complexity and provided seamless connection between
platforms — saving us time, money and people-power in our day-to-day operations.
Connect Cloud, organizations can supercharge business intelligence (BI),
analytics reporting and other business initiatives. That can include sales
dashboards and marketing analytics that update and inform teams in real-time;
data sharing solutions that unify SaaS applications for the accounting
department or simplify compliance requirements in highly regulated industries
like health insurance, telecom and banking; and enhanced BI and reporting tools
that allow C-Suite leaders to analyze data from hundreds of sources to make
informed and impactful business decisions..
The new offering follows CData’s recent $140 million Series B funding round led
by Updata Partners, which has enabled the company to accelerate cloud
connectivity solutions and to invest in continued growth. In February 2022,
CData expanded its leadership team with the appointment of Manish Patel as Chief
Product Officer and Steven Close as Chief Information Security Officer.