Data Harmonization Definition
Data harmonization merges data from different sources into a unified view that can be utilized in multiple ways, by multiple people.
Each part of an organization creates different forms, types, and volumes of data. These data sets may also differ by columns and naming conventions. Data from on location may be beneficial for another, but may be inaccessible because of its format or location.
Data harmonization seeks to alleviate that complication and creates a way to access multiple data collections, from multiple locations, in one singular view.
This harmonization creates a view that makes different data easily comparable and frictionlessly available. Data harmonization aims to improve data quality and data consistency.