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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Successful Cloud Migrations Made Easy

Successful Cloud Migrations Made Easy

One of the most common trends in data strategy is moving to the cloud. More recently, we have been hearing companies say that they’re moving “everything” to the cloud. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done, because some data, or…

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No Data Lineage? No Trust!

No Data Lineage? No Trust!

The awareness of what we know is not just a nice-to-have, but the very essence of knowledge itself. Knowledge does not exist by acts of faith; it requires transparency, trust, and communicability. “Knowing something” means knowing the entire path that…

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Data Virtualization is the CDO’s Best Friend

Data Virtualization is the CDO’s Best Friend

According to CIO magazine, the first chief data officer (CDO) was employed at Capital One in 2002,  and since then the role has become widespread, driven by the recent explosion of big data. The CDO role has a variety of…

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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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Streamlining Data Virtualization with AI and ML

Streamlining Data Virtualization with AI and ML

These days, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) seem to be everywhere around us, answering questions, designing components, and even driving cars. Can they also help with data virtualization? For sure. But first, let’s make sure that when we…

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