• Data Virtualization and SnowflakeDB: A Powerful Combination

    Data Virtualization and SnowflakeDB: A Powerful Combination

    The star of SnowflakeDB keeps rising. This cloud-based, analytical SQL database server offers a set of powerful features, not in the least of which is high performance, end-to-end encryption, cloud platform independency, a self-driving engine, automatic scalability (up or down),…

  • 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…

  • The-Role-of-Data-Virtualisation-in-a-Data-Lake

    The Role of Data Virtualisation in a Data Lake

    It seems at present there is huge amount of hype on big data and the concept of a data lake. Already however there is confusion as to what a data lake is with multiple different definitions ranging from a centralised…

  • 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…

How Do You Design New Data Architectures?

Organizations are rethinking their current data architectures. Unfortunately, the majority considers it a challenge. Obviously, one of the reasons is that they don’t do this every day. Also, insights about how to design them has changed over time. This article…

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Collective Intelligence and the Data Driven Organization

Collective intelligence draws on collaboration between individuals. It exploits their singularities, raises them to power, and creates, in the end, a real holistic system, much more valuable than the sum of its parts. Collective intelligence provides value for all, and…

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A Virtual Portal for COVID-19 Information

The current situation poses unprecedented challenges to our global community, even as the heroes of our healthcare systems fight tirelessly for our wellbeing. Internationally, countless individuals and companies have risen to the challenge with bold ideas, solutions, and services to…

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