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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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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Joining the Information Management Blog Club

From its origin as DM Review and through its ongoing evolution, Information-Management.com has long been considered the educated reader’s choice for the latest news, commentary and feature content serving the information technology and business community.

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Extreme Customer Service and Data Virtualization

Last night I had drinks with Marc Hebert, my favorite boss of all time.  Marc hired me to help start Oracle Manufacturing in 1989 and later chose me to run Oracle Applications software partnerships in 1995.

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