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“Not Your Grandfather’s Data Warehouse – Big Data and Virtualization Impact your EDW Architecture” is the title of a recent CIO.com blog by Brian Hopkins, a new analyst in Enterprise Architecture group at Forrester Research. Brian makes some great points about how two key technologies, Big Data and Data Virtualization, are impacting information architecture strategies and changing the role of the enterprise data warehouse as we know it. Enterprise Architects should consider Big Data and Data Virtualization impacts on their future DW architecture Above is the subtitle of Brian’s article.  Wise guidance if you ask me.   And certainly in line with the work Composite Software is doing with our most advanced data virtualization customers. Regarding Big Data per se, Brian makes the point that “Big Data expands the scope of data warehouses.” Further he points out that “Bi... (more)

Can Virtualization Help with Governance?

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)

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)

Now's the Time to Take the Leap into Data Virtualization

Financial services IT generally leads any new technology wave. Large telecoms, pharmaceuticals, and energy firms follow quickly, with retail, government and smaller enterprises typically adopting as new technologies move to mainstream. Given that data virtualization has now reached mainstream, how is small and mid-sized organization adoption of data virtualization proceeding?  And how are these firms benefiting? What Is Data Virtualization? Data virtualization is a data integration approach and technology organizations use to provide users with a business view of data, improve b... (more)

What's So Great About Data Virtualization?

Business Change Guides Data Integration Strategy Traditional data integration approaches such as consolidation and replication alone are unable to keep pace with today's dynamic pace of business and ever changing information requirements. Seeking greater agility, lower costs, and less risk, organizations are increasing adopting  data virtualization. Gain Agility and Cut Costs with Data Virtualization Data virtualization is high-performance query middleware that integrates data from multiple, disparate sources - anywhere across the extended enterprise - in a unified, logically virtua... (more)