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This article is part of the Issue 2 February 2012 issue of Enterprise data warehouse not dead yet
While still relatively new to the IT scene, data virtualization tools have evolved beyond the usual growing pains associated with emerging technologies and organizations are increasingly putting them to use in corporate applications, according to IT professionals and data management analysts. The key, they said, is finding the right applications for the technology. Data virtualization software provides a means of integrating information from different data sources, often on the fly as an alternative to coalescing the data in a data warehouse or data marts. The most popular reasons to deploy the technology include obtaining the proverbial “single source of the truth” on corporate data, enabling real-time or near-real-time business intelligence (BI) and supporting high-performance transaction processing applications, according to a report issued this month by Forrester Research Inc. in Cambridge, Mass. But the list of potential use cases doesn’t end there. Forrester said that organizations are also tapping data virtualization to power enterprise search ... Access >>>
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