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 virtualization solutions and presents
ten Composite Software-enabled case studies describing how enterprises across
a wide range of industries and domains have successfully adopted data
virtualization to increase business agility. The book is co-authored by
industry veterans Judith R. Davis and R... (more)
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)
Maximize the Return on SAP Investments
SAP is the most widely deployed ERP solution in the world today. However,
for all of its strengths in supporting business processes, many
organizations find gaining business insight from SAP’s huge repositories
a daunting challenge.
SAP’s creation of SAP BW and its acquisition of Business Objects and Sybase
are moves in the right direction. Yet these alone may not be enough,
especially when you have:
Multiple SAP instances, often on different releases and rarely fully
compatible with SAP/s BI offerings Additional source systems outside SA... (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)
Data Data Everywhere!
According to IDC's June 2011 report Extracting Value from Chaos, the amount
of information currently stored is 1.8 zettabytes (1.8 trillion gigabytes).
It has grown by a factor of nine in the past five years.
How can anyone deal with the complexity associated with these volumes?
For IT teams who need to understand this data as a first step before they can
figure out how to use it to create high-impact business applications, this
complexity is overwhelming.
As a result, the business waits, opportunities are missed, and IT is once
again the blame.
Too Comple... (more)