There is high potential for creating value from the use of data. Being able to use it correctly requires an acute awareness of how to handle data and brings with it plenty of changes in terms of organization and technology. Business users demand a fast and flexible analytical landscape from their IT departments. A lack of resources, a lack of flexibility, and complex, historically grown systems are standing in the way of efficient and agile delivery. Smart data management is key for business success, especially in the field of digitalization where data and analytics are of increasing importance and have a growing influence on the business. Unfortunately, many companies are still learning this. For a long time now, data management has ceased to be only in IT‘s area of expertise. Traditional IT tasks related to data management are increasingly being taken over by business departments to ensure timely completion. First and foremost comes data integration and the provision of data.