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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 earlier-era
enterprise data warehouses and as stand-alone solutions. They do so by
loosely coupling business applications and their supporting data sources.
This approach provides a number of benefits including:
Agility for responding to fast-changing business information needs and new
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.
It has been said that the ability to see patterns is a sign of intelligence.
Certainly the goal of business intelligence (BI) solutions is to provide some
level of intelligence or insight from the patterns of data these tools
But can these BI applications figure out the patterns hidden in a
typical enterprise's data schemas and structures?
That is why humans must intervene and build data models that rationalize
diverse sources into consistent structures that BI can use.
What If We Could?
What if we can give these BI tools a boost by automatically revealing ... (more)
Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve
Business Agility is the first book published on the topic of data
virtualization. In writing the book's foreword, well-known IT industry
analyst Colin White of BI Research, summarizes data virtualization's history
and value, concluding that data virtualization's time has come. This article
includes excerpts from the book's foreword.
Supporting Business Users' Information Needs
Providing business users with the data they need to make effective decisions
has always been difficult. Increasing data volumes, var... (more)
In our ever changing technology environment, new opportunities are
everywhere. Predictive analytics, big data, mobile, cloud and
virtualization are but a few.
These new technologies improve business competitiveness, increase agility,
save money and more.
But migrating from existing systems is risk prone. And efforts often drag
Is There a Way to Migrate Successfully, Faster and with Less Risk?
Most people think of data virtualization as a high productivity, low cost way
to integrate data for business intelligence and analytics. However, it is
also very effective at legacy... (more)