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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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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Counting Down to Data Virtualization Day 2013

Take Big Advantage of Your Data with Composite and Cisco

Today, the difference between business leaders and also-rans is how well they leverage their data.
And with big data and cloud causing data to be more distributed than ever, world-class data virtualization and networking technology have become critical to this success.

With the acquisition of Composite Software, only Cisco provides this powerful combination.

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The Future of Data Virtualization

Rick van der Lans is the most prolific analyst covering the data virtualization scene these days.

Rick’s recent BeyeNetwork article, Data Virtualization: Where Do We Stand Today?  provides an excellent overview of Rick’s latest data virtualization thinking. I found his thoughts on the future of data virtualization products to be prescient.

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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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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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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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How Data Abstraction Works Part 1

Organizations today understand that better access to information assets can improve their bottom-line.

But they struggle with the variety of enterprise, cloud and big data sources, and all their associated access mechanisms, syntax, security, etc.  Further, few data sources are structured properly for business user or application consumption, let alone reuse.  And often the data is incomplete or duplicated.

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Going Deep on Analytic Sandboxes and Data Hubs

Richard Sherman, founder of Athena IT Solutions, which provides business intelligence, data integration and data warehouse consulting and training, has published two new white papers describing a new generation of analytical sandboxes and analytical hubs and their emerging role in enabling agile analytics.

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Get Certified On Data Virtualization, Virtually!

A First in Data Virtualization

Last week we announced the industries’ first Data Virtualization certification program, the Composite Information Server Specialist Certification.

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