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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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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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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What Are The Top Data Virtualization Use Cases?

A recently published BI Leadership Benchmark Report lists eleven use cases for data virtualization. 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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Bringing Data Intelligence to the Network

Networks have always been a key element in data virtualization’s optimization calculus across memory, storage and networks.

The June 20 announcement of Cisco’s intent to acquire data virtualization market leader Composite Software may change this calculus by leveraging the network intelligence in new and unprecedented ways.

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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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Capgemini Weighs in on Data Virtualization

New Report Addresses BI Urgency

Data Virtualization: How to get your Business Intelligence answers today is the title of a new thought leadership white paper from the Business Information Management group at Capgemini.

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Boulder BI Brain Trust Trip Report

In my last blog, Data Virtualization Returns to the BBBT, I announced Composite’s fifth presentation to the Boulder BI Brain Trust on January 4, 2013. This blog is a “trip report” covering that visit.

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Data Virtualization: The Way Out of the Analytics Dog House

I have long admired Rick Sherman’s BI and data management writing as it is grounded by the challenging client projects from his Athena IT Solutions consulting practice.

So when I wanted some help in explaining the role of data virtualization as an enabler for analytics, I reached out to Rick.

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