The 3 Stage Evolution of Data Federation
First there was EII (Enterprise Information Integration) otherwise known as data federation. Data federation technologies allow one central data store (virtual or physical) to link to one or more remote data sources. The central store allows the consuming application to…Read More
Big Data Requires the Context of Small Data
Big data has entered many companies’ data centers and is already transforming whole business models. The grade of adoption varies from initial test and educational projects towards fully-fledged big data landscapes; on-premise or leveraging the flexibility and power of cloud…Read More
Logical Architectures for Big Data Analytics
If you check the reference architectures for big data analytics proposed by Forrester and Gartner, or ask your colleagues building big data analytics platforms for their companies (typically under the ‘enterprise data lake’ tag), they will all tell you that…Read More
Liberate Your Data Using Logical Data Warehouses
Logical data warehouses, driven by data virtualization, are the force of the future. Yet while many BI specialists have embraced the logical data warehouse in theory, they struggle with the actual practical application of data virtualization. Some seem to feel…Read More
Data Silos: Beat the Gremlins!
While companies focus on obtaining a holistic view of their data to make insight-driven decisions, chief data officers struggle with the uncontrollable growth of hundreds of data silos and different information systems that prevent them from delivering true business value….Read More
Thinking outside the Graph: Data Virtualization and Graph Databases
Data Virtualization and Graph Databases A couple of years ago now, Forrester forecasted that by 2017 over 25 percent of enterprises would be using graph databases (Enterprise DBMS, Q1 2014. Forrester Research. 2-13-14) . It’s obviously not easy to measure…Read More
Hadoop and Data Virtualization – Arm Your Enterprise for Datapocalypse 2020!
I was recently plugged into a Hortonworks webinar, and was astounded to hear their opening statement that by 2020 there will be more than 40 zettabytes of data in the world. To put this in perspective 40 zettabytes is 40…Read More