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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How Data Abstraction Works Part 2

In How Data Abstraction Works Part 1, I outlined the challenges organizations face today as they deal with the diversity of cloud, big data, data warehouse, enterprise and external data sources. In it I made a case for data abstraction, in general, as well as data virtualization was a superior way to implement data abstraction, in particular.

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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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Architecting Analytic Data Hubs

I Love Solution Architecture

I have been doing enterprise architecture for a long time. From my early days as a consultant at Accenture to my role at CTO of webMethods and for the past several years working with Composite Software’s largest enterprise customers, I find enterprise architecture a wonderful challenge.

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Data Virtualization’s Logical Role in the Logical Data Warehouse

I have been closely following Gartner’s Logical Data Warehouse (LDW) strategy for the past year and a half.

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The Role of Data Virtualization in a World of Big Data

If you are reading this blog entry, you certainly are aware of the rising importance of data virtualization as a key enabler for BI agility, IT cost savings and more.

Big data is an ever bigger trend, solving new classes of business problems with new types of analytics that leverage today’s unprecedented data volumes , varieties and velocities.

How do these trends intercept? And what are the consequences for the business and IT?

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Data Virtualization at Forrester Enterprise Architecture Forum 2012

Last week Composite Software’s chief technical officer, David Besemer, presented to the CIOs and Enterprise Architects attending the Forrester Research, Inc. Enterprise Architecture Forum in Las Vegas.

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Barriers to Agility in Architecture

Last week I read a great blog by Forrester’s Brian Hopkins entitled Agility And What’s Keeping You From It. In it, Brian cites Forrester research that says while 45% of IT rate their ability to accommodate business change positively, only 30% of business respondents felt the same way.

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A Look Under the Data Virtualization Hood – Part 2

Three Key Environments Make Up the Platform

Data virtualization middleware platforms provide the functionality described above within integrated offerings that support the full software development life cycle, high-performance run-time execution and reliable, 24x7x365 operation.

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Federating Architectures for BI Professionals

New eBook Addresses Key Challenges

Wayne Eckerson, veteran consultant and industry analyst in analytics, business intelligence, performance management and data warehousing at the BeyeNETWORK  just published a new eBook entitled “Federating Architectures for BI Professionals.” Composite Software sponsored it’s publication.

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