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)
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)
Finding and exploiting an arbitrage opportunity, before the other firms, can
dramatically increase trading profits. Uncovering hidden risks and hedging
properly can significantly reduce volatility and free capital. Enabling
managers to better understand positions and trades can provide the service
levels that high net-worth clients demand.
In the financial services industry, the greatest profits typically flow to
the institution that gains the greatest financial insight from their data.
In other words, return on data excellence equals return on assets
As every child knows, learning how to share toys with others is
an important, but difficult to learn skill. The same is true for
diverse groups within large enterprises, except instead of toys, data is the
object of the sharing.
Sharing Data Is Difficult, Yet Important
Large enterprises learned long ago that effective sharing of data across
lines of business was a critical success factor. But achieving this
objective in large organizations has been especially complex due to:
Thousands of information consumers with varied roles and responsibilities; A
range of analysis and repo... (more)
"The King is dead. Long live the King" is a traditional proclamation made
following the accession of a new monarch. But what happens when the
original king was highly revered and his successor brings foreign ways to the
A Controversial Statement by Bloor Research
Philip Howard, noted IT researcher at Bloor Research, recently published an
IT-Director article entitled The EDW is dead where he declares the well
regarded monarch of data integration deceased. In this article he
identifies two major flaws in the traditional enterprise data warehouse
approach that support h... (more)