What is a Data Pipeline?

A data pipeline is a piece of infrastructure responsible for routing data from where it is to where it needs to go and provide any necessary transformations through that process.

A data pipeline ensures that data is delivered within acceptable SLAs and with desired data formats.

Precisely helps data engineers create data pipelines to move machine learning models into production


How does a data pipeline work?

A data pipeline optimizes the data transmission process by defining and governing the rules of what, where, and how data is collected, moved, and delivered. It automates the processes for transforming, validating, and loading data for accessibility and analysis. Further, data pipelines allow you to process data in both batch and real-time. Regardless of the location, data pipelines aggregate data sources into a single stream, allowing users to process data as it becomes available.

A data pipeline routes data towards its destination, whether that’s a data warehouse, business intelligence platform, or SaaS application. Data pipelines are particularly useful for organizations that generate or employ large amounts of data, require real-time data availability, or store data in the cloud.

How Precisely can help 

Connect delivers an excellent solution for deploying streaming data pipelines. Make better business decisions across enterprise systems with real-time data access from Precisely. 

Read our eBook “Streaming Legacy Data for Real-Time Insights” to learn more how Precisely helps data engineers create robust production data pipelines to move machine learning models into production.