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By now, everyone understands that data virtualization is an agile data integration method used by business and IT to greatly simplify information access. 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 has become the fastest growing segment in the data integration universe. Where is Data Virtualization Going? But data virtualization is not static.  It continuously evolves as business needs and technology change. How is data virtualization changing in a world of big data, analytics, cloud, ... (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)

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)

How Enterprises Measure Data Virtualization Platform Maturity

Data virtualization is one of the fastest-growing segments in enterprise IT today. Originally deployed for light BI federation needs, today's data virtualization use cases span a range of applications, including customer experience management, risk management and compliance, M&A transition and more. Data virtualization adoption has evolved from project-level deployments to enterprise-scale data virtualization layers that deliver data from multiple sources (Relational, Semi-structured XML, Dimensional MDX, the new NoSQL data types, and more) to multiple applications on demand. A... (more)

Maximize Your Integration Competency Center with Data Virtualization

If you have been doing data or business process integration for a while, you understand the importance of an integration competency center (ICC). The reason is simple.  An integration competency center can be IT's expressway to delivering value to the business. How ICCs Provide Business and IT Value A number of ICC value propositions are now mainstream including: Business users become familiar with the ICC's requirements definition and governance processes. This makes them more comfortable with needed IT rigor. IT develops a consistent SDLC that shares resources optimally across pro... (more)