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! 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)
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)
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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
Today’s advanced data virtualization platforms (DVPs) enable flexible and
enterprise-scalable data services as both supplements to ... (more)
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
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
Why an Information Oriented Reference Architecture Is Nee... (more)