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Robert Eve

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In the Virtualization Journal article, Maximize Your Integration Competency Center with Data Virtualization, I described multiple ways that data virtualization projects could benefit from ICC processes and support. But perhaps I put the cart before the horse. Instead I should have first addressed how ICCs can be used wisely to help, or unwisely to inadvertently hinder, adoption of new data management technologies such as data virtualization. Change Is Hard Because of both organizational resistance and technological concerns, enterprises often struggle when adopting new data management technologies such as data virtualization. Yet, taking a tentative or go-slow approach to new data management technologies is no longer an option, especially because there's no end in sight to ever-growing data volumes and complexity.  And business demand for business insight is provin... (more)

Big Data: So What! That’s Why You Virtualize

Big Data!  Yes it's BIG! The volume is BIG!  The variety is BIG!  The velocity is BIG! And hopefully the business value is BIG! New Opportunities Bring New Ways to Leverage Proven Technology There is no shortage of media articles, analyst reports, tradeshows, blogs and other source of Big Data technology insight and advice. But it strikes me that in our search to be on the leading edge, we may be overlooking some great existing technology. In fact, some technology, for example data virtualization, is even more useful in a Big Data world. What Is Data Virtualization? Data virtualiz... (more)

NoSQL and Data Virtualization - Soon to Be Best Friends

According to a recent McKinsey Big Data report , "The amount of data in our world has been exploding. Companies capture trillions of bytes of information about their customers, suppliers, and operations, and millions of networked sensors are being embedding in the physical world in devices such as mobile phones and automobiles, sensing, creating and communicating data." NoSQL is increasingly being adopted with the expansion of “big data” use cases. The challenge to enterprises is to integrate disparate NoSQL systems, each with its unique and non-standard API, with their traditiona... (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)

Information Oriented Architecture - A New Take on SOA

The Bloor Group recently released a white paper describing comprehensive reference data architecture.  Called the Information Oriented Architecture or IOA, it is a data-oriented companion to a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Its purpose is to aid organizations seeking to modernize their information architectures to meet today’s data-centric business requirements. Because data virtualization was a key component in the IOA, my company, Composite Software, both sponsored and contributed to this important research study. Why an Information Oriented Reference Architecture Is Nee... (more)