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 variability,
along with onerous new compliance requirements.
Effective data virtualization can improve data governance in numerous ways.
Five Requirements for More Effective Data Governance
Many articles and white papers define data governance, so it does not make
sense to include a lengthy tre... (more)
By now, everyone understands that data virtualization is an agile data
integration method used by business and IT to greatly simplify information
Compared to other integration approaches, such as data consolidation via data
warehouses and ETL, or data replication via ESBs and FTP, data virtualization
queries data from diverse sources on demand without requiring extra copies
what must be synchronized and supported.
As a result, data virtualization's streamlined approach fulfills business
information needs faster, using far fewer resources. No wonder data
virtualization ... (more)
According to the Professors Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson of MIT:
"Companies that inject Big Data and analytics into their operations show
productivity rates and profitability that are 5% to 6% higher than those of
CIOs understand this opportunity and according to a 2012 survey of 2300 CIO
by Gartner, Analytics is their number one technology priority.
Data is the critical success factor. Because without data, there can be no
Data Virtualization as an Analytic Data Enabler
Data virtualization can accelerate development of a new analytic or
If I could only recommend one data virtualization best practice, what would
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)
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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
Today’s advanced data virtualization platforms (DVPs) enable flexible and
enterprise-scalable data services as both supplements to ... (more)