The Essential Tool for the Data Gold Rush

The Essential Tool for the Data Gold Rush

There is a common saying in entrepreneurial circles that goes, “During a gold rush, sell shovels.” The origin of this saying dates back to the California Gold Rush of the mid 1800s, in which thousands of gold prospectors across the…

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Aligning Data Virtualization, Streaming, and ETL

Aligning Data Virtualization, Streaming, and ETL

What do data virtualization, streaming, and extract, transform, and load (ETL) processes have in common? They all deliver data from disparate sources to the business intelligence (BI), analytics, and other applications used by businesspeople, data scientists, and analysts. Like utilities,…

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Data Services Layers: The Buzz (Word) Killer

Data Services Layers: The Buzz (Word) Killer

In all of my conversations about data, the same words and phrases keep coming up – agility, performance, security, governance, the heterogeneity of data sources (data silos), and ease of access, just to name a few. I use them so…

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