Enterprise adoption of data virtualization accelerated in 2011 propelled by
organizations growing need for greater business agility, lower costs and
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 the ten case studies described in the
recently published Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data
Integration to Achieve Business Agility.
In this article, I will describe data virtualization at a high level and
explain how data virtualization technology works.
What is Data Virtuali... (more)
Take Big Advantage of Your Data
Today, the difference between business leaders and also-rans is how well they
leverage their data.
And with big data and cloud causing data to be more distributed than ever,
world-class data virtualization technology has become critical to this
How will you take advantage?
Data Virtualization Day 2013
If you want to learn how business and IT leaders are using data data
virtualization to address big data and cloud challenges and drive business
advantage, attend Data Virtualization Day 2013 in New York City on Wednesday,
October 9, 2013.
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)
Whether as a driver for growth, a means to attract and retain customers, or a
way to drive innovation and reduce costs, the business value of analytics and
business intelligence has never been higher.
Gartner's Amplifying the Enterprise: The 2012 CIO Agenda as well as IBM's
Global CIO Study 2011 confirm this point, with analytics and BI setting atop
CIO's technology priorities in both reports.
Data Integration Is the Biggest Bottleneck
Providing analytics and BI solutions with the data required has always been
difficult, with data integration long considered the biggest bottleneck ... (more)
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)