IBM Consulting offering: Microsoft Fabric 6 week Assessment and MVP

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IBM Consulting will help organizations to accelerate their data modernization journey using Microsoft Fabric. The offering provides options for Strategy, Assessment, MVP and full scale implementation.

Microsoft Fabric is designed to provide a modern, unified SaaS environment for organization's end to end data and analytics journey. It provides efficiencies for data access, resource availability and cost.

IBM Consulting as a leading Data and AI partner for Microsoft is ready to help organizations define a strategy, roadmap and execution for adoption of Microsoft Fabric.

Organizations can choose from the following options to engage IBM Consulting services, or a custom plan can be created to fit the needs of your enterprise.

Phase 1A: Data Strategy with MSFT Fabric

Design Thinking ( 3-5 days):

  • Assess current state of the data estate.

  • Review MS Fabric’s capabilities and its impact on solving business & technical challenges.

  • Collaborate with business and technology teams to identify and prioritize use cases, balance ROI, performance, security and access.

  • Develop a future state Fabric based architecture for selective business domains.

  • Roadmap for adoption / migration of legacy data pipelines built for structured, unstructured, and real time data ingestion and consumption.

Phase 1B: IBM Garage for MSFT Fabric Build PoV / MVP

Co-Create (4-6 weeks)

  • Prioritize (data factory, data engineering, data warehouse, data lake, data science, Power BI) experiences to implement.

  • Establish Personas / User Journey; Establish access controls based on roles/personas

  • Optimize data pipelines and the medallion architecture (bronze, silver, gold) for the one lake

  • Develop an optimal privacy, security, governance architecture (data masking, profiling, access, lineage, provenance)

  • Understand regulatory scenarios: Data Observability scenarios aligned with regulations. Data Sovereignty and residency

  • Analyze and implement cost optimized data acquisition and ingestion patterns leveraging One Lake shortcuts in the MS Fabric platform.

  • Execute and test E2E dataflows.

Phase 2: Scale Data Estate with MSFT Fabric

Co-Operate (ongoing):

  • Operationalize Fabric alongside existing enterprise data platforms

  • Execute data strategy and the roadmap

  • Develop and implement a migration strategy for moving existing Azure and/or legacy data platforms to MS Fabric

  • Scale Fabric to additional business domains as a modern data analytics platform

  • Measure/evaluate the cost and process efficiencies