What is data integration?
Data integration is about making sure organisations can easily access and use their data. It involves using architectural patterns, methods, and tools to bring together and move data from various sources and types. This ensures that the data meets the needs of the people and applications that use it.
In its most basic form, data integration is how we make data available when it's needed, where it’s needed, how it’s needed and in the right format.
Multiple integration approaches and patterns exist for different use cases, for example, ETL and Data Virtualization.