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As a follower of Virtualization technology, you have likely heard about the June 2011 Forrester Research report on Data Virtualization entitled Data Virtualization Reaches Critical Mass: Technology Advancements, New Patterns,  And Customer Successes Make This Enterprise Technology Both A Short- And Long-Term Solution. As an employee of a data virtualization vendor, I especially enjoyed the section of the report that described data virtualization’s latest technology advancements and how these are delivering new value to data virtualization adopters across multiple industries. Six Data Virtualization Technology Advancements Highlighted Forrester highlights six particular technology advancements that are breaking down the barriers to data virtualization adoption and delivering new value to data virtualization users.  These include: Cost-based query optimization perform... (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)

Five Ways Data Virtualization Improves Data Warehousing

An array of business intelligence (BI), predictive analytics, data and content mining, portals and more tap a growing volume of information sourced from enterprise data warehouses (EDW).  However, significant volumes of business-critical enterprise data resides outside the enterprise data warehouse.  To deliver the most comprehensive information to business decision-makers, IT teams are implementing data virtualization to preserve and extend their existing enterprise data warehouse investments. This article discusses five integration patterns that combine both enterprise data wa... (more)

Why Bother to Abstract Your Data?

The benefits of providing the business side of the house with better access to information assets are many. But so too are the integration challenges that IT must address. Is there a better way? Consider data abstraction, a concept well understood by SOA architects that has recently gained favor with information architects within an overall data virtualization strategy. IT Complexity Reigns Consider the information landscape in a typical large enterprise.  It includes: Large volumes of complex, diverse data A wide landscape of application silos and fit-for-purpose data stores Ea... (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)