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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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Simplifying Big Data Integration with Data Virtualization

The strength of Hadoop and NoSQL systems in supporting big data systems is indisputable. These big data technologies are designed, built, and optimized specifically for large-scale and high-performance environments. Their support for massively parallel hardware architectures and cheap commodity hardware…

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Big Data is not always Big Information

Big Data is not always Big Information Organizations don’t need big data, they need big information. Let me explain. Years ago, my professors taught me the critical difference between data and information. Data are raw unorganized facts that need to…

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