The Biggest Day in Data Virtualization

Data Virtualization Day 2013 was the largest gathering of data virtualization professionals in history. With 350 attendees from over 130 organizations, this year’s attendance was 65% higher than 2012.

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When Data Virtualization Meets the Network

Most followers of data virtualization have a data management background. This is why many did not immediately understand why “a networking company” like Cisco would be interested in acquiring data virtualization market leader Composite Software.

Data Virtualization Meets the Network,” a report from analyst firm EMA does a great job exploring several of the factors behind this powerful new combination.

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Forrester Information Fabric 3.0 – A Fresh Take on Data Virtualization

On the Data Virtualization Vanguard

Forrester’s Mike Gilpin and Noel Yuhanna have been on the vanguard of data virtualization since their January 9, 2006 report trends report, “Information Fabric: Enterprise Data Virtualization.”

Their new report, “Forrester Information Fabric 3.0, Forrester’s Reference Architecture For Enterprise Data Virtualization” was published on August 8, 2013.

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Pacific Northwest BI Summit 2013

A Unique Industry Event

For the past twelve years, Humphrey Strategic Communications has hosted the Pacific Northwest BI Summit, a unique, invitation-only executive networking event brings together leading BI industry influencers, vendors and press in a low-key, relaxed setting to discuss the current and future directions of BI.

More Participants This Year

This is the sixth time I have joined in this event, with 2013 having the largest set of participants.

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Achieving Greater Agility with Business Intelligence

TDWI does some of the best primary research in the BI and Data Management market.  Their Q1 2013 TDWI Best Practices Report, Achieving Greater Agility with Business Intelligence , by David Stodder is one example among many.

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Cisco Enters the Data Virtualization Market

The purpose of the Data Virtualization Leadership Blog is to provide data virtualization adopters with high quality insights informed by the most relevant data management trends, most innovative data virtualization use cases and the latest data virtualization solution offerings.

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Data Virtualization Day 2013 – Mark Your Calendar

Driving Greater Business Impact via Data Virtualization

With so much data, the difference between business leaders and also-rans is how well they leverage their data.

This imperative is reflected in the theme of Data Virtualization Day 2013, Gain Big Advantage From Your Data: Drive Greater Business Impact via Data Virtualization.

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New Research: Data Virtualization Perceptions and Market Trends

A newly published BI Leadership Benchmark Report concludes that data virtualization software is the key to creating an agile, cost-effective data management infrastructure.

The report, Data Virtualization: Perceptions and Market Trends, which includes survey results from 192 BI professionals, was authored by Wayne Eckerson, Director, BI Leadership, a TechTarget research service.

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A Trip Report from Forrester Forum

Last week, I attended Forrester Research’s Forum conference in Washington DC. This conference targets a number of IT roles including CIOs, Enterprise Architects, Risk /Security managers, Infrastructure & Operations leaders, and Vendor Sourcing professionals. This is the Enterprise Architecture program’s fifth year. And I have enjoyed all five.

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Trip Report from Gartner BI and Analytics Summit

Last week Composite Software was at the Gartner BI and Analytics conference in Dallas http://www.gartner.com/technology/summits/na/business-intelligence/

It was an incredible event in terms of content and community including:

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