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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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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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Integrating Data Quality into the Data Flow

I have long been an advocate of integrating data quality techniques as a core component of an organization’s end-to-end data processes. When I began evangelizing data quality management about twenty years ago, the common practices for data quality involved post-processing…

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Rethinking the Data Lake with Data Virtualization

Rethinking the Data Lake with Data Virtualization

In this post, I will introduce the idea of the logical data lake, a logical architecture in which a physical data lake augments its capabilities by working in tandem with a virtual layer. In subsequent posts in this series, I’ll…

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