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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 Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility" will be the unifying theme across data virtualization presentations from Bank of America, Putnam Investments, Qualcomm, and more. Advanced Data Virtualization Users Share Their Successes The Data Virtualization Day agenda is highlighte... (more)

The Agile Business – Why Data Virtualization Is Needed

"In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment." This quote from Charles Darwin's Origin of Species in 1859 captures the essence of every organization's need to continuously adapt in response to a complex and dynamic business environment. To survive and be competitive, the organization must be adaptable. And adaptability requires the agility to quickly take advantage of new or changing business opportunities. Business agility is the most important overall success factor for ... (more)

Data Virtualization Adoption Propelled by Significant Business Benefits

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 t... (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)

Extend MDM with Data Virtualization

As competition accelerates, the business case for gaining a 360o view of your customers, products, and employees is compelling. 360o View of Customers - Sell additional offerings to existing customers.  Improve satisfaction.  Reduce churn. 360o View of Products - Optimize supply chain decisions. Eliminate duplicate products.  Cut costs. 360o View of Employees - Improve employee productivity.  Enable HR self-service.  Increase retention. MDM Applications Are Just a Start Master data management applications maintain and control critical master data.  However, MDM applications alone ... (more)