Data Virtualization and the Network = Disruption


Data virtualization (DV) is a hot topic these days. More companies are adopting the technology to add agility and consistency to their data management landscape. A driver to this adoption is the shift away from enterprise data warehouse (EDW) centric architectures to embrace a new multi-platform driven strategy. Adding additional purpose built platforms (analytic appliances, [...]



Syncsort to Acquire Circle Computer Group


Syncsort has made its first acquisition since its founding in the late 60's. With CEO, Lonne Jaffe at the helm the company looks poised to make additional investments focused on adding new capabilities to its DMExpress platform and centered around Big Data. Mr. Jaffe made it clear in this mornings press release that they intend [...]



By | September 30th, 2013|Data Integration, Mergers & Acquisitions|0 Comments

Data Discovery: Stand-Alone or Integrated?


I am a big fan of data discovery solutions. They enable a wider group of users to enjoy the benefits of business insights and break away from the platform driven traditional solutions that can be difficult to use, extremely expensive and limited to only a few users within an organization. At MicroStrategy World last week [...]



By | February 8th, 2013|Business Intelligence|0 Comments

Complex Workloads Drive Big Data Value


Recently, when asked what the “next big thing” was, Ann Winblad, renowned venture capital investor, responded: “Data is the new oil.” http://www.forbes.com/sites/perryrotella/2012/04/02/is-data-the-new-oil/ I agree with Ann but to get value from crude oil it must be processed.  And that is often what is lost in the buzz surrounding the Volume, Velocity and Variety (3Vs) attributes of [...]



By | May 31st, 2012|Big Data, Hybrid Data Ecosystem|1 Comment

Supporting Lean Integration Principles and Reuse with Data Virtualization


There is highly valuable synergy between line of business (LOB) executives and data/business analysts in today’s information driven work environments. Unfortunately complex processes and data integration “hairballs” cause analysts to spend most of their time bogged down in mundane data integration tasks instead of collaborating with executives to supply critical business insights. Sadly this is [...]



Embracing a Hybrid Data Ecosystem


For years our data management universe has been centered around the enterprise data warehouse (EDW). The EDW has served us well and created a foundation for todays sophisticated analytics. A paradigm shift driven by a maturing user community, new technology, economics and valuable data types is moving us towards a hybrid data ecosystem that strives to match the workload and [...]



Complement Data Warehousing with Data Virtualization for BI Agility


Does your integration strategy match the speed of your business? Many people would assume that it must but I can assure you in most companies IT struggles to deliver data and applications at the speeds necessary. For years this was the acceptable model, ask for a report and sit back for a month or so [...]



Doing Data Virtualization Right to Enable BI Agility


I’ve been participating in the web seminar series hosted by Informatica covering data virtualization (DV) technology. As many of you know I feel strongly about the impact this technology can have on your business and I believe there is a place for it within most companies. I just finished listening to the latest program in [...]



By | March 14th, 2012|Data Integration, Data Virtualization|0 Comments

Agility and Data Virtualization


As we move into 2012 analytics and business intelligence continue to be top of mind for C-level executives. Discovering new ways to leverage our existing systems coupled with the need to access new and dynamic data sources has exposed a lack of flexibility in traditional data management infrastructures. This lack of agility curtails innovation and [...]



MicroStrategy World 2012: Miami


Yesterday I tweeted "Most software CEO's are technologists at some level. Saylor is a passionate nerd. It's a compliment." I've covered MicroStrategy for years and have attended many of CEO Michael Saylor's keynotes and the reoccurring theme is his deep understanding of emerging technologies and how they will disrupt the business intelligence space. He has [...]



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