New Data Architectures are too Data-Store-Centric

New Data Architectures are too Data-Store-Centric

Too often the design of new data architectures is based on old principles: they are still very data-store-centric. They consist of many physical data stores in which data is stored repeatedly and redundantly. Over time, new types of data stores,…

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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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A Warehouse in a Lake, Data Virtually

A Warehouse in a Lake, Data Virtually

Fresh from her success in supplying real-time transaction data to the call center using the Denodo Platform, Alice Well, recently appointed CIO of Advanced Banking Corporation (ABC), hears the three familiar, demanding raps on her office door. She glances toward…

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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…

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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…

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