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Enterprise adoption of data virtualization accelerated in 2011 propelled by organizations growing need for greater business agility, lower costs and better performance. These benefits were fully described in an earlier series of articles: The Agile Business - Why Data Virtualization Is Needed How Data Virtualization Delivers Business Agility - Part 1 How Data Virtualization Improves Business Agility - Part 2 How Data Virtualization Improves Business Agility - Part 3 The success of data virtualization can now be observed across hundreds of organizations and is clearly evident in the ten case studies described in the recently published Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility. In this article, I will describe data virtualization at a high level and explain how data virtualization technology works. What is Data Virtuali... (more)

What Next for Data Virtualization?

Take Big Advantage of Your Data Today, the difference between business leaders and also-rans is how well they leverage their data. And with big data and cloud causing data to be more distributed than ever, world-class data virtualization technology has become critical to this success. How will you take advantage? Data Virtualization Day 2013 If you want to learn how business and IT leaders are using data data virtualization to address big data and cloud challenges and drive business advantage, attend Data Virtualization Day 2013 in New York City on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. ... (more)

It’s Here! The First Book on Data Virtualization

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 virtua... (more)

CIOs' Top Priority: Analytics and BI

Whether as a driver for growth, a means to attract and retain customers, or a way to drive innovation and reduce costs, the business value of analytics and business intelligence has never been higher. Gartner's Amplifying the Enterprise: The 2012 CIO Agenda as well as IBM's Global CIO Study 2011 confirm this point, with analytics and BI setting atop CIO's technology priorities in both reports. Data Integration Is the Biggest Bottleneck Providing analytics and BI solutions with the data required has always been difficult, with data integration long considered the biggest bottleneck ... (more)

Can Virtualization Help with Governance?

As with motherhood and apple pie, who can argue with data governance? Business users like it because it assures critical business decisions are made based on sound data. IT likes data governance because as the organization's data stewards, it shows they are doing a good job. Compliance officers and risk managers like data governance because it lets them sleep at night. Data Governance Is Challenging Liking it is one thing.  Doing it is another. Enterprises are struggling to turn the concept of data governance into a reality due to significantly growing data volumes, variety and va... (more)