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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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