Several challenges occur when attempting to combine data from multiple sources into a single, coherent collection. As more end-users go on the path of developing integration solutions, the operational responsibilities of establishing pre-built procedures for adequate data flow become overwhelming. Although this technique saves colleges money and time in the long run, there are several obstacles to overcome.
For instance, data is routinely acquired from numerous data sources in various formats, including JSON, XML, and CSV. Working with multiple data formats, end-users must transform these disparate data types to a standard format to utilize them; otherwise, they are entirely worthless. As a result of this uncertainty, universities that rely on outdated integration technology cannot deliver value.