• Data-Virtualization-Is-The-Answer-to-Your-Big-Data-Questions

    Data Virtualization Is The Answer to Your Big Data Questions

    Savvy organizations know that business growth and success are intrinsically linked with an effective strategy for managing data. But as the big data momentum builds, more questions are raised. In this post, I’ll answer five of the most important ones….

  • Achieving-Lightning-Fast-Performance-in-your-Logical-Data-Warehouse

    Achieving Lightning-Fast Performance in your Logical Data Warehouse

    The amount of data a company can manage these days is huge, but making use of these data for analytics and decision-making can be hard and expensive using traditional approaches.Traditional architectures like data warehouses and data lakes rely on storing…

  • Data Virtualization is a Revenue Generator

    Many organizations have made it a high priority to implement a data virtualization solution. This makes sense, since traditional data warehouses can no longer keep pace with the explosive growth in data volumes and user queries. The logical data warehouse…

  • Do-Data-Scientists-Really-Ask-for-Physical-Data-Lakes

    Do Data Scientists Really Ask for Physical Data Lakes?

    There is no discussion about the business value of a data lake for data scientists. Everyone understands that bringing all the data together in one place makes access to data easy and quick for data scientists. Studies have shown that…

Epistemology of Data Virtualization

Epistemology of Data Virtualization

Data are the eyes with which we look at reality. They are the means – not the only one – with which every company can aspire to have full awareness of itself and of the context in which it operates…

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Gaining Real Time Insight

Allow me to introduce the (fictitious) Advanced Banking Corporation, or ABC for short. It may be advanced in name, but its IT systems are anything but. ABC will be our constant companion as we explore all three scenarios for data…

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Easy Database Migration with Data Virtualization

Some still see data virtualization as an alternative technology to ETL. For them it’s nothing more than another style of data integration. However, data virtualization is much more. Data virtualization is about abstraction. It’s about data consumers being decoupled from…

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The Virtual Data Lake for the Business User

In the previous article we reviewed the architectural elements of the virtual data lake, and will discuss why a virtual data lake can play a key role for the data scientist. In this post, we will review why it plays…

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Virtualizing the Data Warehouse

Virtualizing the Data Warehouse

2018 is exactly thirty years since I published the first data warehouse architecture. The core concepts of the architecture remain strong and viable. However, the evolution of both business needs and technology solutions over the intervening decades has led to…

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The Virtual Data Lake for a Data Scientist

In the previous article we reviewed the architectural elements of the virtual data lake, dug deeper into its technical implications. In this post, we will review the architectural elements of the virtual data lake, and will discuss why a virtual…

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