“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
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)
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)
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)
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
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)