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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 earlier-era enterprise data warehouses and as stand-alone solutions. They do so by loosely coupling business applications and their supporting data sources. This approach provides a number of benefits including: Agility for responding to fast-changing business information needs and new data... (more)

Data Virtualization Reaches Critical Mass

Technology Advancements, New Patterns, And Customer Successes in the Spotlight On June 15, 2011, the first ever analyst report 100% focused on Data Virtualization was published by a research team led by Brian Hopkins of Forrester Research. The report, entitled Data Virtualization Reaches Critical Mass: Technology Advancements, New Patterns, And Customer Successes Make This Enterprise Technology Both A Short- And Long-Term Solution by Brian Hopkins with Alex Cullen, Mike Gilpin, Boris Evelson, Gene Leganza, and Mackenzie Cahill, examines a range of data virtualization topics and p... (more)

How Data Virtualization Delivers Business Agility – Part 1

Enterprise adoption of data virtualization has accelerated along with a growing need for greater business agility. The close relationship of business agility and data virtualization was described in my recent Virtualization Magazine article, The Agile Business - Why Data Virtualization Is Needed. It can also 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. Three Elements of Business Agility In their quest to b... (more)

Data Virtualization at Northern Trust: A Case Study

Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility is the first book published on the topic of data virtualization. Along with an overview of data virtualization and its advantages, it presents ten case studies of organizations that have adopted data virtualization to significantly improve business decision making, decrease time-to-solution and reduce costs. This article describes data virtualization adoption at one of the enterprises profiled, Northern Trust. Organization Background Northern Trust is a leading provider of innovative fiducia... (more)

Integration Competency Centers: Gateway to Data Virtualization Adoption

In the Virtualization Journal article, Maximize Your Integration Competency Center with Data Virtualization, I described multiple ways that data virtualization projects could benefit from ICC processes and support. But perhaps I put the cart before the horse. Instead I should have first addressed how ICCs can be used wisely to help, or unwisely to inadvertently hinder, adoption of new data management technologies such as data virtualization. Change Is Hard Because of both organizational resistance and technological concerns, enterprises often struggle when adopting new data manage... (more)