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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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The Virtual Data Lake for a Data Scientist

In the previous article we reviewed the architectural elements of the virtual data lake, dug deeper into its technical implications. In this post, we will review the architectural elements of the virtual data lake, and will discuss why a virtual…

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Leaving Behind Your Legacy Systems

I was on a recent visit to a major railroad and logistics company who is our customer. While at lunch with the chief IT architect discussing our ongoing project, he said with a twinkle in his eye:” I hope to…

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ETL-Process

Breathe new life into your ETL Processes

Breathe new life into your ETL Processes In many organizations, data integration still means using ETL processes to perform the traditional heavy-lifting of data replication and consolidation. While ETL is a tried and tested method for consolidating structured data into…

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Big Data Warehouses require Hybrid Data Storage

Big Data Warehouses require Hybrid Data Storage There’s no stopping the big data revolution. The potential business advantages are clear. Big data systems make advanced forms of analytics possible that allows organizations to optimize business processes, increase customer delight and…

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