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.
Six Data Virtualization Technology Advancements Highlighted
Forrester highlights six particular technology advancements that are breaking
down the barriers to data virtualization adoption and delivering new value to
data virtualization users. These include:
Cost-based query optimization perform... (more)
As competition accelerates, the business case for gaining a 360o view of your
customers, products, and employees is compelling.
360o View of Customers - Sell additional offerings to existing customers.
Improve satisfaction. Reduce churn. 360o View of Products - Optimize supply
chain decisions. Eliminate duplicate products. Cut costs. 360o View of
Employees - Improve employee productivity. Enable HR self-service.
MDM Applications Are Just a Start
Master data management applications maintain and control critical master
data. However, MDM applications alone ... (more)
An array of business intelligence (BI), predictive analytics, data and
content mining, portals and more tap a growing volume of information sourced
from enterprise data warehouses (EDW). However, significant volumes of
business-critical enterprise data resides outside the enterprise data
warehouse. To deliver the most comprehensive information to business
decision-makers, IT teams are implementing data virtualization to preserve
and extend their existing enterprise data warehouse investments.
This article discusses five integration patterns that combine both enterprise
data wa... (more)
The benefits of providing the business side of the house with better access
to information assets are many.
But so too are the integration challenges that IT must address.
Is there a better way?
Consider data abstraction, a concept well understood by SOA architects that
has recently gained favor with information architects within an overall data
IT Complexity Reigns
Consider the information landscape in a typical large enterprise. It
Large volumes of complex, diverse data A wide landscape of application silos
and fit-for-purpose data stores Ea... (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)