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Take the Data Virtualization Plunge Are you ready for a 201 page deep dive into data virtualization? If so, you are in for a treat. On October 11, 2011  the first book written on data virtualization, Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility was introduced to positive reviews from some of today's leading business intelligence (BI) and data integration analysts. Data Virtualization Adoption at Ten Enterprises Profiled Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility explores today's data virtualization solutions and presents ten Composite Software-enabled case studies describing how enterprises across a wide range of industries and domains have successfully adopted data virtualization to increase business agility.  The book is co-authored by industry veterans Judith R. Davis and R... (more)

What Is the "Best" Data Virtualization Best Practice?

If I could only recommend one data virtualization best practice, what would it be? Hmmm!  With over a couple of hundred data virtualization implementations under Composite's belt, the answer is simple - Implement a Data Virtualization Competency Center! Why a Data Virtualization Competency Center? The reason is simple as well.  A Data Virtualization Competency Center can be IT's expressway to delivering Business and IT value. Take a look at a recent Data Virtualization Leadership blog, by my colleague Peter Tran What Business and IT Problems Can Data Virtualization Solve? Peter p... (more)

Using Data Virtualization to Unleash Your SAP Data

Maximize the Return on SAP Investments SAP is the most widely deployed ERP solution in the world today.  However, for all of its strengths in supporting business processes, many organizations  find gaining business insight from SAP’s huge repositories a daunting challenge. SAP’s creation of SAP BW and its acquisition of Business Objects and Sybase are moves in the right direction.  Yet these alone may not be enough, especially when you have: Multiple SAP instances, often on different releases and rarely fully compatible with SAP/s BI offerings Additional source systems outside SA... (more)

How to Evaluate a Data Virtualization Platform

800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Gartner has repeatedly identified the importance of data services in enterprise information infrastructures in its evolving series of reports beginning in 2005.  Forrester’s Information-As-A-Service (IaaS) WaveTM reviewed the vendors and the technological advancements of this data integration market subset that is predicted to grow 40 percent by 2012, to $6.7 billion. Today’s advanced data virtualization platforms (DVPs) enable flexible and enterprise-scalable data services as both supplements to ... (more)

Zettabytes of Data and Beyond

Data Data Everywhere! According to IDC's June 2011 report Extracting Value from Chaos, the amount of information currently stored is 1.8 zettabytes (1.8 trillion gigabytes).  It has grown by a factor of nine in the past five years. How can anyone deal with the complexity associated with these volumes? For IT teams who need to understand this data as a first step before they can figure out how to use it to create high-impact business applications, this complexity is overwhelming. As a result, the business waits, opportunities are missed, and IT is once again the blame. Too Comple... (more)