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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 variability, along with onerous new compliance requirements. Effective data virtualization can improve data governance in numerous ways. Five Requirements for More Effective Data Governance Many articles and white papers define data governance, so it does not make sense to include a lengthy tre... (more)

Where Is Data Virtualization Going?

By now, everyone understands that data virtualization is an agile data integration method used by business and IT to greatly simplify information access. Compared to other integration approaches, such as data consolidation via data warehouses and ETL, or data replication via ESBs and FTP, data virtualization queries data from diverse sources on demand without requiring extra copies what must be synchronized and supported. As a result, data virtualization's streamlined approach fulfills business information needs faster, using far fewer resources.  No wonder data virtualization ... (more)

Analytics Can Change Your Business

According to the Professors Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson of MIT: "Companies that inject Big Data and analytics into their operations show productivity rates and profitability that are 5% to 6% higher than those of their peers." CIOs understand this opportunity and according to a 2012 survey of 2300 CIO by Gartner, Analytics is their number one technology priority. Data is the critical success factor.  Because without data, there can be no analysis. Data Virtualization as an Analytic Data Enabler Data virtualization can accelerate development of a new analytic or refinement... (more)

What Is the "Best" Data Virtualization Best Practice?

If I could only recommend one data virtualization best practice, what would it be? 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)

How to Evaluate a Data Virtualization Platform

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 ... (more)