PRESS RELEASE — AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwired – Oct 29, 2015) – According to a new study — titled “Data Modeling and Collaboration: Insights for Business and Data Professionals” — released today by Embarcadero Technologies, data professionals have little confidence in the way business stakeholders within their organizations use corporate data when making important business decisions. The research finds three out of four (75%) data and development professionals suspect business stakeholders misuse data when making business decisions, while 81% believe the data used is misinterpreted.
The Embarcadero study conducted by Dimensional Research shows:
Organizational issues contribute to data challenges
According to the research, 100% of those executives surveyed agree that it is important for data and development teams to communicate well, while only 25% believe there is actually good communication between the teams within their organizations.
Data models are valued but not effectively used
Survey results indicate that developers overwhelmingly believe in the value of data models, and the formalization and documentation of existing processes and events that occur during application software design and development. But only 20% say IT leadership fully understands that value.
Top three challenges of data modeling
The research reveals that almost half (49%) of developers and data professionals include input from …
… business stakeholders when developing new data models. But 96% of developers report they have challenges with data models, with the top three being:
Agile data modeling fosters better data and collaboration
According to survey results, just 16% of participants have fully embraced an agile development methodology; however 95% of participants see value in agile data modeling.
“New technologies for capturing, storing, and analyzing data are revolutionizing the way business decisions are made,” says Michael Swindell, Senior Vice President of Products at Embarcadero Technologies. “As corporate data becomes more of a strategic asset that drives business decisions, the consequences of relying on the wrong data can be disastrous for the enterprise. New agile and team enabled data modeling tools like ER/Studio and ER/Studio Team Server are helping organizations to embrace data modeling in tandem with collaborative, agile workflows to ensure data quality and integrity, and to establish the foundation for a business-driven data architecture.”
About the Research:
Data Modeling and Collaboration: Insights for Business and Data Professionals
In August 2015, Dimensional Research conducted a global survey of 402 data stakeholders for Embarcadero Technologies, to understand the value of data, the importance of team collaboration and agility, and the relevance of data modeling for effective business decision-making. Participants included data professionals, developers who build the applications that use the data, and IT managers who make decisions about data technologies and processes. All participants had an awareness of data modeling and were able to give informed answers. Survey results are considered accurate +/- 5%, 19 times out of 20. To download the full survey report http://embt.co/1NBKZwv
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About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance, and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices located around the world. To learn more, please visit www.embarcadero.com.