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800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 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 $6.7 billion. 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 data... (more)

Data Virtualization Technology Advancements Deliver New Value

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. S... (more)

Data Discovery + Data Virtualization = Better BI

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 analyze. But can these BI applications figure out the patterns hidden in a typical enterprise's data schemas and structures? They cannot! 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)

The Time Is Right for Data Virtualization

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)

Are Legacy Systems Holding You Back?

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 out. 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)