The Art of Abstraction

The traditional approach to supporting business with information technology has been via the enterprise application. Each application was written for a specific hardware platform and integrated specific off-the-shelf components, such as a relational database. This context for the data and the business logic was difficult to escape, as the need for performant systems drove architects to design and optimize for the specific features of those platforms.

In today’s world, that tight coupling of architecture, data, and business logic hinders businesses, limiting their ability to combine data and analysis in new ways and for new business problems. This whitepaper, written jointly by the experts at Silicon Valley Data Science and Continuum Analytics, will help you understand how adding layers of abstraction will allow you to remove layers of technology so you can be more responsive to changing business conditions and do more with your data.