Announcing the 2013 Data Virtualization Innovative Solutions Award Winner

Making insightful usage of the growing plethora of internal data is difficult enough. But what if the business thrives and grows by developing data external to the firm, using it to sell insights to customers and to shape new products as well?  Associated challenges are even greater since each customer has different business contexts and needs. Innovation in such an environment would certainly take time, and new projects would be fraught with uncertainty, risk, and high cost.

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Announcing the 2013 Data Virtualization Champion

There is an old saying: “If you want something done, give it to the busiest person you know who is qualified to do that thing.”  When I consider my experience, it seems to be true that the most reliable candidate for a task is typically the one most people go to with their requests.  Thus, that person is very busy indeed!

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2013 Data Virtualization Leadership Awards Call for Nominations

The Data Virtualization Leadership Awards recognize organizations for data virtualization initiatives with significant business impact, agility and innovation.

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Tudor Investment Corporation Acquires Data Virtualization

Tudor Investment Corporation, a globally pre-eminent hedge fund manager, has joined an impressive list of Composite customers with their recent adoption of data virtualization.

Tudor purchased the Composite Data Virtualization Platform to create a virtual data layer to streamline access to market and trade data for traders, analysts, and management. “This increased agility will enable us to better serve our user community by reducing the time required to deliver data requests,” says Paul Mark Skittone, Tudor’s Head of Data Services.

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Vodafone Gains Agility with Data Virtualization

We are pleased to welcome Vodafone Netherlands to the great list of Composite customers who are using data virtualization to improve business agility.

Facing ongoing requests from business units seeking access to new data sources in hopes of gaining new business insights, Michael Hansen, Vodafone Netherlands Manager Business Intelligence Competence Center, responsible for BI strategy and architecture led the decision to leverage data virtualization and the selection of Composite as their data virtualization solution.

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Big Data Common Sense

Back to Basics

Velocity, volume, and variety seem to be the 3 V’s that everyone talks about when it comes to Big Data. What happened to the most important V, Value?

So when it comes to Big Data, my advice is don’t get knocked off guard by the Big Data buzzwords. Go back to business and technology basics, and you’ll be fine.

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NYSE Euronext Wins Innovative Solution Award for Data Integration

We are thrilled that our customer, NYSE Euronext, a multinational operator of 14 financial exchanges including the New York Stock Exchange, has won the Innovative Solution Award for Data Integration.

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Leadership Award for High Impact

Mike McNab is a Senior Vice President, Global Marketing Services, at Franklin Templeton Investments. Mike recently spoke about his experiences with data virtualization at our Composite Data Virtualization Day event in New York.

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Leadership Award for Innovative Solutions

There is a catacomb of tunnels under the streets of downtown Houston TX, linking an underworld of passage-ways and doors and secured entrances and stairs and escalators and shops to the above-ground and its buildings, parking garages, and hotels. The first time I went to visit Anestacio Rios, there was a big storm brewing outside. So, when I inquired with hotel staff about directions to Anestacio’s building, they told me, “Just take the tunnels. It’s easy, and you’ll stay dry!”

Well, I did stay dry, but the route wasn’t easy!

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2012 Data Virtualization Leadership Awards

When we think of people showing exemplary leadership in a company, we might be tempted to say “Well, they are paid to do that.  That is their job. It’s really nothing special.”

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