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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. At the same time, the data virtualization vendor landscape has evolved.  Nearly all of the Enterprise Information Integration (EII) companies from the early 2000s have been acquired or exited the market, with only Composite Software able to support today's more advanced data virtualization re... (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)

Is Now the Right Time for Data Virtualization?

A Tectonic Shift - Think Data Virtualization First! Wayne Eckerson, Director of Research at TechTarget and former head of research for TDWI, "used to think that data virtualization tools were great for niche applications, such as creating a quick and dirty prototype or augmenting the data warehouse with real-time data in an operational system or accessing data outside the corporate firewall." But in his October 17, 2011 article entitled Data Virtualization: The Time Has Come, he now believes "that data virtualization is the key to creating an agile, cost-effective data management ... (more)

Why Your Business Will Value Data Virtualization

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 Virtu... (more)

Where Is Data Virtualization Going?

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 ... (more)