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Access to and analysis of complete, high-quality actionable information is the key to effective business decisions making. Data virtualization enables IT to provide business with the information it needs with greater agility and lower costs than traditional data integration approaches and technologies.   As a result, business units in every industry are pushing on IT to adopt data virtualization. How does data virtualization apply to your organization? How will you meet your industry-specific data virtualization needs? Will your data virtualization investments pay off? Data Virtualization Adoption Strategies In What Is Your Strategy for Data Virtualization?, five data integration challenges that data virtualization was capable of solving were identified.  Understanding these challenges and solutions can help guide an enterprise's data virtualization adoption strategy ... (more)

Big Data: So What! That’s Why You Virtualize

Big Data!  Yes it's BIG! The volume is BIG!  The variety is BIG!  The velocity is BIG! And hopefully the business value is BIG! New Opportunities Bring New Ways to Leverage Proven Technology There is no shortage of media articles, analyst reports, tradeshows, blogs and other source of Big Data technology insight and advice. But it strikes me that in our search to be on the leading edge, we may be overlooking some great existing technology. In fact, some technology, for example data virtualization, is even more useful in a Big Data world. What Is Data Virtualization? Data virtualiz... (more)

Want to Learn About Data Virtualization?

Want to Learn About Data Virtualization? Is your organization considering adding data virtualization to your data integration, SOA, and cloud technology stack? Or have you already started your data virtualization adoption journey? Either way, Data Virtualization Day 2011 is the place to go for the latest Data Virtualization trends and insights. Data Virtualization in the Big Apple! The second annual Data Virtualization Day is October 13 in New York City. The world's largest gathering of data virtualization experts and implementers is expected to draw over 150 attendees. "Going Beyon... (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 Pfizer: 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, Pfizer Inc. Organization Background Pfizer Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that develops, manu... (more)