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 SAP that
house complementary information your business units require Additional
intermediate data warehouses and marts beyond SAP BW also critical for
business analysis Additional analysis and reporting tools beyond SAPs
offerings that need to leverage SAP source data
Data Virtualization Unlo... (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)
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 ... (more)
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)
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)