• Does a Logical Data Warehouse Architecture Need a Physical Data Warehouse?

    Does a Logical Data Warehouse Architecture Need a Physical Data Warehouse?

    If you want to know why a Physical Data Warehouse is no longer suitable for newer data types, register to the webinar “The Big BI Dilemma – Bimodal Logical Data Warehouse to the Rescue!” by Rick van der Lans on…

  • Is Data Virtualization the Holy Grail

    Is Data Virtualization the Holy Grail?

    Anyone working in business intelligence and analytics must count themselves lucky. And I’m feeling lucky too. We were here when Tableau and Qlik set a seismic market shift in motion, from reliance on IT to business user independence, creating the…

  • Logical-Data-Warehouses-and-Why-They-Matter

    Logical Data Warehouses and Why They Matter

    Recently there has been a lot of discussion around the concept of the logical data warehouse. What is the cause of this buzz? Why are logical data warehouses so important for data professionals? To understand this, we first need to…

  • Why CIOs, CMOs, and CROs Should Pay Attention to the Fast Data Strategy

    As C-level executives managing different lines of business, our duties could be varied, but we are all driven by one common goal—to generate profit for the company. And there is always pressure to do it faster—demanded by the CEO. Data…


The Big Data Explosion

The big-data-world, it seems, is jumping on the data-virtualization-bandwagon. According to Gartner, “By 2018, organizations with data virtualization capabilities will spend 40% less on building and managing data integration processes for connecting distributed data assets.” This solidifies data virtualization as…

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Fast Data Strategy Virtual Summit

Get Ready for the 2017 Fast Data Strategy Conference

Last year we held the world’s first conference on fast data strategy, and it was an outstanding success. We presented over 20 sessions on the power of data virtualization, including customer presentations, technical deep-dives, and live demos, and Forrester analyst…

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Data Virtualization a supermarket for data

Data Virtualization: A Supermarket for Data

What is data virtualization? Here’s an analogy using a concept that we can all relate to: a supermarket. Picture the scene: Shopping list in one hand, shopping basket in the other, you’re ready to tackle your weekly shopping in your…

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A role for OData in Data Virtualization scenarios

A Role For OData in Data Virtualization Scenarios

What is OData? The Open Data Protocol (OData), currently in version 4, is an open data exchange protocol maintained by the OASIS Consortium as a standard. Originally proposed by Microsoft in 2009 (and maintained by them until version 3), it…

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data delivery four challenges one solution

Data Delivery: Four Challenges, One Solution

How many users, inside and outside your organization, access your organization’s data? Dozens? More likely you have a hundred or more, each with his or her own structure and content requirements. Moreover, users probably have different rights, in terms of…

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Data Integrity in the Cloud

Data Integrity in the Cloud

We hear a lot about data ‘in the cloud’, and if you’re working in a regulated environment like biotech/pharma, the idea of your data floating around in the ether may have you a little freaked out. But, whether your data…

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