Welcome!

The Data Virtualization Gold Standard

Robert Eve

Subscribe to Robert Eve: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts
Get Robert Eve via: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Top Stories by Robert Eve

A Tectonic Shift - Think Data Virtualization First! Wayne Eckerson, Director of Research at TechTarget and former head of research for TDWI, "used to think that data virtualization tools were great for niche applications, such as creating a quick and dirty prototype or augmenting the data warehouse with real-time data in an operational system or accessing data outside the corporate firewall." But in his October 17, 2011 article entitled Data Virtualization: The Time Has Come, he now believes "that data virtualization is the key to creating an agile, cost-effective data management infrastructure.  In fact, data architects should first design and deploy a data virtualization layer prior to building any data management or delivery artifacts." This tectonic shift in thinking demonstrates how dynamic business model changes including innovative new offerings, changing compe... (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)

Using Data Virtualization to Unleash Your SAP Data

Maximize the Return on SAP Investments SAP is the most widely deployed ERP solution in the world today.  However, for all of its strengths in supporting business processes, many organizations  find gaining business insight from SAP’s huge repositories a daunting challenge. SAP’s creation of SAP BW and its acquisition of Business Objects and Sybase are moves in the right direction.  Yet these alone may not be enough, especially when you have: Multiple SAP instances, often on different releases and rarely fully compatible with SAP/s BI offerings Additional source systems outside SA... (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)

How Data Virtualization Improves Data Quality

Data Quality Is Key to Business Success Poor data quality costs businesses billions every year.  It causes business leaders to make poor decisions.   It increases customer dissatisfaction and churn to reduce revenues.  It increases costs to perform remediation.  It discourages employees by setting a low performance bar. Yet, even with these significant issues, enterprises struggle to improve data quality. Improving Data Quality Is More Difficult Than Ever Data quality, once the focus of just a few data stewards, has become a business and IT challenge of unprecedented scale.  Not on... (more)